Enriched Educational Opportunities (EEOs) are high quality off-campus mobility or other experiential opportunities, and are officially recognized by your Faculty. They foster self-development and help students transition successfully to the workplace or graduate studies. For more information about opportunities for Faculty of Arts undergraduate students, please see: EEO for Unpaid Internship Info Sheet.
Please note that students should obtain a CCR approval letter from the Arts Internship Office before applying the EEO through the Student Aid Office.
Steps to apply for a CCR approval letter:
- Check if the internship meets the requirements indicated in the What is an Internship? section below.
- Obtain a written confirmation of your internship from your host organization. The written confirmation must include learning goals and outcomes, mentorship plan, start and end date, and remuneration. If done in letter format, it must be signed by your host organization. If done by screenshot of email conversation, it must clearly show the sender, the recipient, and the date the email was sent.
- Contact the Student Aid Office and find out if you meet the EEO eligibilities.
- Submit an application for a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) approval letter for your internship via this web form: EEO Web Form
- The Arts Internship Office will review, and prepare a CCR approval letter for you. The letter will indicate your internship has been approved; it will appear on your Co-Curricular Record.
- Send the letter to the Student Aid Office and they advise you how to submit an application for EEO.
- Read the Interns Handbook (General Resources->Handbook), you will be responsible to follow all requirements.
The processing time for the Arts Internship Office to review and process a CCR letter is around 2 weeks. If you have questions, please contact us at aio [at] mcgill.ca.
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
- Supervision to guide and mentor the intern
- Through their internship, the student is able both to expand their horizons and to engage in a meaningful collaboration with their corporate or community organization for their mutual benefit.
Please note that internship hours during the fall and winter semester is normally 150 hours, 10-15 hours per week (maximum of 20 hours). Students who choose to do an internship during fall/winter semester, are encouraged to meet with an Arts Advisor prior to start of internship, in order to help better plan academic terms and ensure the internship does not interfere with your academic study.