Internship Postings

Covid-19 Updates: University-sponsored travel abroad and within Canada remains suspended until further notice. All internships on AIO positing page are remote in summer 2021. AIO internship applications are closed for summer 2021. 

Students may apply up to three internships. 

Africa

Ghana

Ghana Center for Democratic Development (Accra)

The Center is dedicated to the promotion of society and government based on the rule of law, appropriate checks on the power of the state, and integrity in public administration. Interns work under the supervision of the Deputy Director/Head of Research and Programs who also assigns specific responsibilities to them. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021. 
PDF icon Ghana Center for Democratic Development 2021


Kenya

ELIMU (Kinyaga, Mt. Kenya region)

Elimu is a Kenyan NGO that undertakes the rigorous evaluation of development projects in order to identify the most effective ways to reduce poverty. The intern will be expected to support the project manager as well as the activities of the organization. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021. 

PDF icon Elimu Summer 2021

The Institution Canopy of Conservation (I-CAN) Project

The I-CAN program is a partnership project involving a rich network of collaborators and partners. The project looks into governance and the conservation of rangelands, wetlands and forests of the East African savannah. Internship duties include assisting in data collection, writing fundraising applications, and contributing to projects. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.

PDF icon The Institution Canopy of Conservation (I-CAN) Project Summer 2021

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North America

United States

CAMFED (San Francisco)

Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty in Africa through the education of girls and the empowerment of young women. CAMFED programs operate in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi. CAMFED USA operates as a communications and fundraising hub and works closely with offices in Africa to support the development and management of grants, as well as the management of CAMFED’s partnership with the online lending platform, Kiva.

CAMFED San Francisco is recruiting one McGill student for the position of Microfinance and Development Intern. Deadline to apply: February 15, 2021.

To learn more, please visit the Internship Offices Network or write to ion [at] mcgill.ca.

Délégation Générale du Québec (New York City, New York)

Inaugurated in 1940, the Délégation Générale du Québec in New York is Québec’s primary office in the U.S. Serving the Mid-Atlantic, it promotes the interests of Québec in trade, investment, science and technology, environment and energy, education and culture. The office is looking for a Communications and Economic Affairs Department Intern. Deadline to apply is February 22, 2021.

PDF icon Délégation Générale du Québec Summer 2021

Synergos (New York City, New York) 

Synergos is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of sustainable systems changes that impact global poverty. Working with partners, Synergos helps leaders, institutions and partnerships work more effectively to reduce poverty and increase equity around the world. During its 25-year history, Synergos has built and supported networks of change makers and supported innovative global partnerships in more than 30 countries and regions. To promote and support these systems-changing collaborations, Synergos’s networks help leaders and leading institutions learn from each other and access the ideas, people and resources that can help them make a greater impact in addressing issues of poverty, equity and social justice. Application deadline: February 15, 2021.

To learn more, please visit the Internship Offices Network or write to ion [at] mcgill.ca.

UNICEF USA (New York City, New York)

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Please visit this page to learn more. Interested candidates should apply directly through UNICEF website. 


Canada

Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums (Montreal)

Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums (CFFM) is a national organization that represents the thousands of volunteers who generously commit their time and their expertise to support museums and heritage sites across Canada. CFFM is dedicated to the promotion and support of the volunteer component in their museums. They also work at educating the public about the value of museums and of preserving Canadian heritage. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.
PDF icon Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums (CFFM) Summer 2021

CBC Radio Peter Gzowski (Montreal) - for Graduating Students Only

In honour of journalist and broadcaster Peter Gzowski, CBC Radio has created an internship program for university students in his name. McGill University students in the final year of their program are eligible to apply.

The Gzowski interns will each receive a week of training in the basics of journalism, radio and online production. McGill interns will be placed with CBC Radio Montreal to learn about the craft of making great radio. Interns will contribute to local radio programs and online content such as Daybreak, Radio Noon, or Let’s go, and usually do a range of duties including researching, writing, interviewing, and sound gathering. CBC Montreal is a local newsroom. Candidates should have a strong interest in local news, and an involvement and/or interest in Montreal’s communities. Deadline to apply: January 25, 2021.

To learn more, please visit the Internship Offices Network or write to ion [at] mcgill.ca.

DESTA Black Youth Network (Montreal)

Based in Little Burgundy and serving participants across Greater Montreal, DESTA is a non-profit organization that empowers Black youth between the ages of 18 to 35 to reach their educational, employability, and entrepreneurial goals through a holistic and individualized approach. The intern will be responsible for developing a comprehensive marketing strategy for DESTA and its programs, supporting the Marketing Project Manager, and conducting market research as needed to define target markets and prioritize needs of the community. Deadline to apply is April 4, 2021.

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EQUITAS: Online training program on Human Rights Education (Montreal)

Equitas - International Centre for Human Rights Education is Canada’s oldest and most active human rights education organization. This year, the IHRTP had to innovate given the pandemic makes it impossible to hold an international event in person. The new program on human rights education will be gathering online a cohort of 48 human rights defenders from around the world, working in 4 groups of 12 participants and attending some events in the big group. Equitas will put forward the participatory approach that is at the heart of its programming, and offer a mix of synchronous and asynchronous moments. Deadline to apply is March 7, 2021. 12:00pm noon EST.

PDF icon EQUITAS: International Centre for Human Rights Education - Summer 2021

EQUITAS: Speaking Rights and Play It Fair! (Montreal)

Equitas’ Play it Fair! (ages 6-12) and Speaking Rights (ages 12-25) programs use fun and interactive activities to promote human rights values and intercultural understanding, respect for diversity and to combat discrimination. The programs use a rights-based approach to equip camp staff with the knowledge and skills to promote human rights values such as inclusion, peaceful conflict resolution and respect for diversity in the activities they organize with children and youth. The intern will be a member of the Canadian Team, supporting our programming for children and youth in different ways. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.

PDF icon EQUITAS: Speaking Rights and Play it Fair! - Summer 2021

Festival Acces Asie (Montreal)

Festival Accès Asie is a Montréal-based arts festival that promotes Asian arts, cultures and histories through a diversity of artistic disciplines including the visual arts, dance, theatre, video, film, music, comedy, poetry, literature, performance, new media and culinary arts. Reflective of Montreal's cultural climate, Festival Access Asie features artists with origins spanning over twenty countries: East Asia (Japan, China, Korea); Southeast Asia (Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore); South Asia (Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka); Central & Middle Eastern Asia (Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan and Armenia). Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.

PDF icon Festival Acces Asie Summer 2021

Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (Montreal)

The Institute for Human Development and Well‐Being (IHDW) is a transdisciplinary unit led by McGill's Faculty of Education. The IHDW draws together researchers from McGill's Departments of Family Medicine, Educational and Counselling Psychology, Integrated Studies in Education, Anthropology, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Psychiatry, the School of Urban Planning, the School of Social Work, and the Faculty of Dentistry.

IHDW is recruiting three interns for summer 2021. Deadline to apply is February 15th, 2021. 

PDF icon Institute for Human Development and Well Being 2021

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) (Ottawa)

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Their work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. They shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 120 people, plus over 150 associates and consultants, come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, their work affects lives in nearly 100 countries. 

IISD is recruiting two McGill students for a Resilience Research Intern position, and an Energy Research Intern position. Deadline to apply: February 26, 2021. 

To learn more, please visit the Internship Offices Network or write to ion [at] mcgill.ca.

Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens

Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens is a national historic site located at the gateway to the Gaspé Peninsula. In addition to managing historic gardens and the 1887 Estevan Lodge, the Gardens create and produce virtual and travelling exhibitions.

The intern will undertake research on the history of salmon fishing in eastern Quebec by leading members of Canada’s Scottish community. Deadline to apply is February 15th, 2021.
PDF icon Jardins de Metis (Ammonite) Summer 2021

PDF icon Jardins de Metis (Building Bridges Across Canada) Summer 2021

Kabir Center for Arts & Culture (Montreal)

Kabir Centre is a professional multi-disciplinary arts organization based in Montreal, contributing to the vibrant pluralistic arts scene of Montreal, Quebec and Canada through its dedication to South Asian Classical arts, especially to its diverse music and dance forms. The center is looking for two interns for summer 2021. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.
PDF icon Kabir Center for Arts & Culture Summer 2021

McGill Initiative in Neurodisability (MIND) (Montreal)

The McGill Initiative in Neurodisability (MIND) research group conducts research on the well-being of children with brain-based disabilities (neurodisabilities) and their caregivers (i.e., caregiver health, and parenting). Current projects address social determinants of health of children with neurodisabilities, service navigation, and parenting support programs.

Under the supervision of Dr. Lucyna Lach and the community working group, the intern will assist with the summer 2021 project Mapping the Needs of Young Adults with Neurodisabilities into Practice and Policy. The intern will be working with a group of intersectoral partners (community groups, health and social service organization, researchers, and individuals with lived experience) to map the needs of young adults with neurodisabilites in the domains of advocacy, navigation, community integration (education, employment, housing), and health and wellbeing. Deadline to apply is May 30, 2021.

PDF icon McGill Initiative in Neurodisability (MIND) Internship - Summer 2021

More Than Words (Montreal)

More Than Words is a 4-year project (2019-2023) that seeks to investigate and learn from the use of Indigenous-focused youth-led survivor engagement through the arts, looking at impacts on the producers themselves (young people) and on their families and communities in relation to their experiences of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The intern will develop creative ways to communicate project research data and information (infographics, animation etc…). Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.

PDF icon More Than Words Summer 2021

MUHC Foundation (Montreal)

For more than 150 years, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) founding hospitals have been providing the best possible care to the community. Affiliated with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, the MUHC is an academic health center that provides some of the most advanced care in the province, which includes complex diagnoses, treatments, and surgeries. Internship tasks include working with the communications team, taking a lead role in the creation of an online donor stewardship tool, support of Planned Giving events, developing email and website content, and more. Deadline to apply is April 11, 2021.

PDF icon MUHC Foundation - Summer 2021

Participatory Cultures Lab (Montreal)

The Participatory Cultures Lab (PCL) was established in 2010 by Dr. Claudia Mitchell in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University. The PCL is organized around the study and use of visual and participatory approaches to research and social action, and involves the work of collaborators and research students engaged in the study of participatory research. Responsibilities will include archiving artwork and other research data in an accessible and creative way. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.

PDF icon Participatory Cultures Lab Summer 2021

Regent Park Film Festival (Toronto)

Created in 2003, Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) is Toronto’s longest running free film festival and is the sole community film festival in Canada’s largest and oldest public housing neighbourhood. RPFF is dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to the key communities we serve: Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, people who are low-income, people who live in public housing, and Regent Park residents. Intern will assist with outreach and coordinating the Festival. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.

PDF icon Regent Park Film Festival - Summer 2021

Save the Children Canada

Save the Children Canada is a member of Save the Children International, a federation that works in more than 119 countries worldwide delivering programs focused on health and nutrition, education, child protection, child poverty, humanitarian response, and child rights governance. As the world’s leading independent organisation for children, Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child claims the right to survival, protection, development and participation. The organization is looking for three interns in summer 2021.

Application Process: Please send your resume and cover letter in a combined PDF document to aio [at] mcgill.ca no later than June 6, 2021, 11:59 PM ET. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email as well as your application document.

PDF icon Save the Children Canada Summer 2021

Social Justice Connection (Montreal)

Social Justice Connection is an independent organization providing education about human rights, eco-citizenship and global inequality. SJC offers unique and engaging educational tools and interactive workshops to schools, NGOs and community groups. The organization is looking for Eco-citizenship Education Intern(s) in summer 2021. Deadline to apply is May 2nd, 11:59pm Eastern Time. 

PDF icon Social Justice Connection Summer 2021

Suoni Per II Popolo Festival (Montreal)

Montreal’s music festival Suoni Per Il Popolo is dedicated to presenting exploratory forms of music and sound featuring an eclectic mixture of genres performed by local and international artists. Interns will be working with the logistics and promotion of the festival and be in charfe of coordinating volunteers and organizing the front of house at concerts. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021. 

PDF icon Suoni Per Il Popolo - Summer 2021

The Climate Reality Project (Montreal)

The Climate Reality Project works to provide Canadians with the science of and solutions to climate change. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021. 

PDF icon Climate Reality Project Policy Analyst Intern Summer 2021

PDF icon Climate Reality Project Research Intern Summer 2021

The Black Watch Museum and Archives (Montreal)

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada is Canada’s oldest Highland regiment, formed in 1862 by Montreal’s Scottish community. The Regiment has accumulated what is considered the best Regimental archives in Canada, used by many researchers. The archives are operated by a small, part-time team, and located in the Black Watch Armoury, Bleury Street at President Kennedy. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.

PDF icon Black Watch Museum 2021

The 78th Fraser Highlanders (Montreal)

The 78th Fraser Highlanders is a not for profit historical association which conducts research on the Highland soldiers of the Seven Years’ War in North America, many of whom stayed or came back to Canada and the USA in the late 18th century. These soldiers formed the foundation of the Scottish community in Canada. The association has extensive archives, no paid staff but access to professional archivists and historians. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.

PDF icon 78th Fraser Highlanders 2021

UNHCR: Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (Montreal)

Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) est une agence de l’ONU qui a le mandat international de surveiller la mise en œuvre de la Convention de 1951 relative au statut des réfugiés. Le bureau du HCR à Montréal surveille la bonne mise en application des conventions internationales signées par le Canada en lien avec les réfugiés et les apatrides. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.

PDF icon UNHCR Montreal Summer 2021

Latin America

 

Ecuador

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ecuador

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

Ecuador is the country that hosts the largest number of recognized refugees in Latin America. As of April 2019, the Ecuadorian Government had granted the refugee status to 66.288 persons (97,91% from Colombia), and approximately 250.000 persons have requested asylum. Most asylum seekers also come from Colombia. The UNHCR Ecuador is recruiting interns in multiple teams. 

To learn more, please visit the Internship Offices Network or write to ion [at] mcgill.ca.


Panama

United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) (Panama City)

UNWFP, the United Nations World Food Programme, uses food aid to support economic and social development; meet emergency food needs and promote world food security in accordance with the recommendations of the United Nations and FAO.

The UNWFP Panama is currently recruiting a McGill volunteer in the Communications Unit, for summer 2021. Deadline to apply: February 15, 2021.

To learn more, please visit the Internship Offices Network or write to ion [at] mcgill.ca.


Guatemala

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Guatemala (Guatemala City)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. The UNHCR Country Office in Guatemala is located in Guatemala City and works jointly with the Government and civil society organizations to provide protection and assistance to asylum seekers, refugees, persons in transit with international protection needs and persons forcedly displaced.

The UNHCR Guatemala is recruiting one McGill student for the remote position of Resettlement Intern for summer 2021. Deadline to apply: February 22, 2021.To learn more, please visit the Internship Offices Network or write to ion [at] mcgill.ca.

Europe

Germany

Embassy of Canada to Germany (Berlin) 

Diplomatic representation of Canada, offering a wide range of services. The Canadian Embassy in Berlin can also assist with trade missions between Germany and Canada, political matters, repatriations of Canadian citizens and much more. 

The Embassy of Canada to Germany is currently looking to fill two student intern positions: one in the Public Affairs Section and one in the Commercial Section. Application deadline: January 4, 2021. 12:00pm (noon) Eastern Time. 

PDF icon Embassy of Canada to Germany - Commercial Section Summer 2021

PDF icon Embassy of Canada to Germany - Public Affairs Section Summer 2021

 


France

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (Paris)

The OECD Internship Programme is designed to bring highly qualified and motivated students with diverse backgrounds into the Organization to work on projects linked to the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General and to support the corporate functions of the Organization. Its main goal is to give successful candidates the opportunity to improve their analytical and technical skills in an international environment.

Retained candidates will carry out research and provide statistical and technical support for analytical work, under the direction of an OECD official. Application deadline: February 15, 2021. 

To learn more, please visit the Internship Offices Network or write to ion [at] mcgill.ca.

 


Austria

Permanent Mission of Canada to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

The Permanent Mission of Canada to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), based in Vienna, is responsible for the management of Canada’s participation in and relationship with the OSCE and its institutions (Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights- ODIHR; Special representative on Freedom of the Media- RFoM; High Commissioner on National Minorities – HCNM). The OSCE, the world’s largest regional security organization under Chapter VIII of the Charter of the United Nations, works on early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation in the European and Eurasian region. Spanning a vast geographic area from Vancouver to Vladivostok.

Application Deadline: March 8, 2021, 11:59PM Eastern Time, late applications will not be accepted.

To learn more, please visit the Internship Offices Network or write to ion [at] mcgill.ca.

Permanent Mission of Canada to the International Organizations in Vienna (VPERM)

The Permanent Mission of Canada to the International Organizations in Vienna (VPERM) is responsible for the management of Canada’s participation in and relationship with the multilateral organizations which have their headquarters in Vienna: the International Atomic Energy Agency; the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization; and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. The Mission also manages Canada’s participation in several multilateral export control arrangements based in Vienna - Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement, Zangger Committee, Hague Code of Conduct - along with the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, and the UN Committee on International Trade Law. In relation to its mandate, VPERM provides services to a range of Government Departments and Agencies in Ottawa as well as Crown Corporations and private sector entities.

Application Deadline: March 8, 2021, 11:59PM Eastern Time, late applications will not be accepted.

To learn more, please visit the Internship Offices Network or write to ion [at] mcgill.ca.

 

 

 

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