What is AMI?
The Faculty of Arts Internship Mentorship Initiative (AMI) was created in collaboration with the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) to form a student network of past and future interns. Students who have completed internships in the past (AMI Mentors) will guide students who want to apply for an internship or internship funding through the Arts Internship Office. The goal is to foster a more in-depth, personalized mentor-mentee relationship between students.
How does it work?
Students returning from past AIO internships or ARIA research and received funding from the Faculty of Arts Internship Office are matched with mentees who have signed up for the program. We will match mentors and mentees on a rolling basis and will notify the matching results by email. Once matched, there will be events and opportunities for mentors and mentees meet each other. Students will be able to foster in depth relationships from peers with specific knowledge pertaining to internship success.
Eligibility and Expectations
Students who have successfully completed an internship or received internship awards through the Faculty of Arts Internship Office can sign up for AMI mentors.
As mentors, students will also receive an official extra-curricular recognition on My Involvement, practice leadership and interpersonal skills through coaching, communication, active listening, and help a fellow Arts student on their professional and career path. Guidance email will be sent to mentors to help them to be a good mentor.
AMI Mentors are expected to:
- Communicate with your mentee(s) as soon as you receive their coordinates
- Schedule at least one meeting with your mentee(s)
- Listen actively and answer their questions
- Share your internship insights and be open to give advice
- Share your personal experience in a way to evoke mentee(s)’s reflection rather than give specific advice
- Don’t hesitate to re-contact your mentee even when you haven’t heard from them in a while
- Voluntary participation to AMI events
All McGill Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Arts&Science students are eligible to sign up as a mentees.
How to apply
Students can apply to be either a mentee or mentor by filling out the application form found on our website. Matching results will be notified by email.
Applications for the 2021-2022 Cohort of the AMI Program are now closed. You can apply for next year's cohort in September 2022.
To find out more AMI events, please visit Event Calendar.