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Student resources

Use these resources to find an internship that is right for you.

Meet with a career advisor to talk about your search for an internship

If you are a Science student (except Computer Science), you can meet with linda [dot] cicuta [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Linda Cicuta), Science Career Advisor, to discuss your career plans and search for internships at the CaPS Office in the Brown Building.

If you are a Computer Science student, you can meet with sarah [dot] cameron2 [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Sarah Cameron) , Career Advisor, to discuss your career plans and search for internships at the Engineering Career Centre in Frank Dawson Adams Building.

Prepare your C.V., cover letter. Practice interview techniques

Use these following tools to give you fundamental information on the different components of your internship or job search.

How-to guides
Guides have been developed to help you during the job search process. You are encouraged to consult them as you write your CV or cover letter, or prepare for an interview.

CaPS is pleased to provide you with quick online access to some of their career development workshops.
The following podcasts are available to you:

  • How to write a cover letter
  • Writing an effective C.V.
  • How to interview for a job
  • Networking your way to the job you want

C.V. and advising drop-in
If you want basic feedback and suggestions regarding your C.V., consult the C.V. drop-in times.

Check the job postings

In order to access the internship listing, you will need to register at myFuture using your standard McGill username and password.

Going Global career and employment resources include world-wide job openings, internship listings, industry profiles and country-specific career information. More than 30,000 pages of constantly-updated content is included on topics such as: work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice, corporate profiles and worldwide job listings............plus much more!

To access Going Global, you must use a McGill computer or connect with VPN. You can also connect to Going Global via myFuture.

Career Cruising is an interactive career resource designed to help you explore different career options, plan future education and training, and find the righ career. The site includes job descriptions, information on earnings, career paths and working conditions, interviews and more.
Password: careers

CaPS has compiled a list of online job listing sites. Employers who post on these sites are actively looking to fill positions and you may find an opportunity that seems just right for you.

Check out these career related handouts.

Interning in France

The Convention de Stage is an internship agreement between the intern, McGill University and the intern's host organization.

The students must be registered and must be returning to their studies at McGill after completing their internship. In order for the Convention de stage to be completed, a letter of confirmation from the host organization and the following information must be handed in to the Internship Office, either by email or in person at least two weeks before the internship starts:

  • Student’s full name
  • Host organization’s name
  • Host organization’s address
  • Host organization’s internship supervisor
  • Host organization’s internship supervisor contact information
  • Student’s address
  • Student’s program/department
  • Length of internship (# of weeks or months)
  • Start date and end date (# of hours/week)
  • Paid or unpaid

Once the information for the Convention de stage has been compiled, a Travel Registry form will be created on Minerva, in which the student must log on to complete. Only once this form is completed, will the student be able to pick up their Convention de stage paperwork.

Four copies of the Convention will be printed on letterhead. All four will be signed by the student and the Internship Officer. One will be retained by the Internship Office, and the other three will be given to the student.

The student and the student’s internship supervisor must sign the three copies of the Convention. One will be retained by the host organization, one by the student, and the third must be mailed back to the Internship Office within five days after the internship begins.

Note: the Convention de stage must be requested before the internhip starts. It will not provided after that.

Participate in workshops

The Career Planning Service offers several career development workshops to help students in career decision making and approaching the job search.



Network with professors, on-campus speakers, potential companies, family and friends in order to develop prospective contacts.