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Annie Xie interned at Elimu Impact Evaluation Centre in Kianyaga, Kenya.

Marion Becheri & Jacob Omorodion interned at the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC) in Cape Town, South Africa.

Upcoming Events

Faculty of Arts Internship Awards: Drop-In Information sessions
Tuesday March 10, 2015 AND Wednesday March 11, 2015, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Leacock 307
During these drop-in sessions we will answer questions and provide information on the Faculty of Arts Internship Awards.

Meeting for AIO Interns
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 12:00pm-2:00pm, Arts 160
This is a mandatory meeting for all students completing summer internships administered by the Arts Internship Office. This is a chance to ask any questions you may have regarding your internship and to meet your fellow interns. Past interns will also be in attendance to answer any questions you may have. RSVP for this event

Arts Internship Award Application deadline
Monday March 16th, 2015, Applications must be submitted by 12:00pm (noon) to Leacock 307
Application information here.

Cross-Cultural Workshop
Thursday, March 19th, 2015, 5:00pm-8:30pm, Leacock 232
The one-day workshop will cover themes such as: strategies to improve cross-cultural communication; professional and social behavior; country context and its impact on professional and personal objectives; stages of adaptation and for managing the stress of culture shock; and health and safety. Lunch and snacks are provided. Please note attendance is mandatory for Arts interns, award recipients, and interns receiving academic credit who are interning outside of Canada, Western Europe and the US. RSVP for this event

University-Wide Pre-Departure Orientation
Thursday, March 26, 5:30-8:00pm, Leacock 132
The session will cover practical steps and advice on staying healthy and minimizing risks while travelling. The session will include a plenary as well as regional break-out sessions. Please note, this session is mandatory for all students who will be beginning internships outside of Canada between May and September 2014. Arts students interning outside of Canada MUST attend this session to be approved for credit, or to be considered for an Arts Internship Award. For more information and registration, click here.

Undergraduate Arts Research Internship Awards (ARIA) Application Deadline
Monday, March 30, 2015, Applications must be submitted by 12:00pm (noon) to Leacock 307
This deadline refers to the ARIA program. For more information, click here

Internship Workshop: Success in a Professional Environment
Monday, March 30th, 2015, 2:00-4:00pm, 666 Sherbrooke West, Suite 700
Hosted by YES Montreal in conjunction with the Arts Internship Office, this session will offer invaluable advice for internships in an office environment. RSVP for this event

  • Get tips on how to prepare before the start of your internship
  • Learn how to avoid common mistakes and have a successful internship
  • Improve your interpersonal communication in an office environment
  • Learn how to use LinkedIn to your advantage

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Arts Research Internship Awards ARIA Summer 2015

Established by Dean Christopher P. Manfredi in 2010, the purpose of the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Award (ARIA) is to support undergraduate students who undertake research during the summer under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Students contribute to the professor’s research agenda while gaining useful academic research skills. The ARIA program is supported by generous contributions from McGill alumni, the Dean of Arts and the Arts Undergraduate Society.

For program information see:
Information for Students | Information for Professors

To learn more, click here.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 30, 2015, 12:00pm (EST)

Apply to the Arts Internship Awards Summer 2015

Arts Internship Awards have been established through the generous support of McGill alumni to help students gain practical experience through an internship. Administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, these awards are designed to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship. The awards are open to undergraduate and graduate students who will be returning to McGill the semester following their internships. Students are selected based upon the quality of their internship proposal and their own academic and personal accomplishments.

The deadline for summer 2015 is Monday, March 16, 2015.

What Is an Internship?

An internship is a short-term, hands-on, supervised work experience with a professional organization.  It provides the student with an invaluable opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom to real world problems and enables the student to broaden his or her understanding of the field. 

An internship is more than a part-time job or volunteer experience; it includes: 

  • specific learning objectives designed to increase the student’s knowledge;
  • training to hone existing skills and develop additional ones;
  • and supervision to guide and mentor the intern.  
Through his or her internship, the student is able both to expand his or her horizons and to engage in a meaningful collaboration with her or his corporate or community organization for their mutual benefit.

Finding an Internship

Find an Internship
Attend AIO events and workshops held throughout the year.
Stay informed: like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, and sign up on our mailing list.
Browse the internship opportunities administered through the AIO.
Search for internships on the internship database.
Use ION's interactive guide to finding an internship.
Take a look at the Internship Offices Network list of internship postings on- and off-campus.
Talk to students who have completed internships in the past and read about their internship experiences.
Tap connections with friends and family.
Mention your interests to professors and other people who work in fields that interest you. Ask for their suggestions and guidance.
Search the web:  It may seem overwhelming at first but careful searches can yield a lot of information.
Phone the organizations:  Do not rely on e-mail alone when approaching organizations. Phone organizations and speak to someone to determine what opportunities exist. Make sure to get the name and contact information of the person responsible for interns.

Internship Awards

Arts Internship Awards have been established through the generous support of McGill alumni to help students gain practical experience through an internship. Administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, these awards are designed to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.

For more information about the:
Arts Internship Awards, please click here.
Arts Research Internship Awards, please click here.

Academic Credit for an Internship

Arts Internships allow undergraduate and graduate students to obtain practical experience in their field prior to graduation. Students who pursue approved internships may also gain up to 3 credits towards their degree upon the completion of a major topical paper.

For more information, please visit the academic credit section of our website here.

Internship Timeline

Look for Internship Opportunities  
See the internships postings for Summer 2015 Fall 2014
Browse through the internship database Fall 2014
Read internship reports from past interns Fall 2014
Drop by our office during drop-in hours or make an appointment Throughout the year
Come to the 11th Annual Arts Internship Event & Fair September 18, 2014
Attend the 2014 Internship Opportunities Session (university-wide) November 4, 2014
Go to the 5th Annual Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Event January 14, 2015
Prepare Your Internship Application  
Register for the Internship C.V. (resume) Workshop October 7, 2014
Register for the Internship Cover Letter Workshop October 8, 2014
Attend the How to Apply to International Internships Information Session October 30, 2014
Attend the How to Apply to Internships in Canada & the USA Information Session January 8, 2015
Make an appointment with CaPS to get help with your application Throughout the year
Apply to the Internship  
Application deadline for international internships administered by the AIO November 24, 2014
Application deadline for internships in Canada & the USA administered by the AIO February 2, 2015
Application deadlines for other internships  Throughout the year
Apply for Awards & Academic Credit   
Apply for academic credit Before the beginning of your internship
Attend the Faculty of Arts Internship Awards Information Session February 26, 2015
Application deadline for Arts Internship Awards March 16, 2015
Application deadline for the Arts Research Internship Awards (ARIA) March 30, 2015
Prepare for Your Internship  
Attend the Meeting for AIO Interns March 12, 2015
Register for the Success in a Professional Environment Internship Workshop March 30, 2015
Come to the Cross-Cultural Workshop March 19, 2015
Attend the University-Wide Pre-Departure Orientation March 26, 2015
Take part in the Reception for Award Recipients April 23, 2015
Do Your Internship  
Complete an 8 to 12 week internship (may vary) Mid-May to Early August (may vary)
Debrief on Your Internship  
Hand-in internship follow-up documents September 2015
Attend the Post-Internship Debriefing Session September 2015
Share Your Experience & Stay In Touch  
Attend events and share your experience Throughout the year
Join the Arts Internship Alumni Network After your internship



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