Internship Postings

Find below all the opportunities for summer 2022 internships.

How to Apply for an Internship Opportunity

The internships listed are offered by host organizations around the world in partnership with the Arts Internship Office. The AIO builds relationships with certain host organizations to offer internship opportunities to Faculty of Arts students, and acts as a liaison between students and these organizations to facilitate in the selection of summer interns. Host organizations are ultimately responsible for selecting their interns. Students are responsible for preparing for the internship and successfully completing the internship duties assigned to them.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN MID-JANUARY 2022.

Students must complete the Internship Application Form:

 AIO Internship Application Form

  • You may apply for three internships maximum. Please note that your preference ranking matters. We will consider your applications accordingly.
    If you are applying for more than one internship: Please submit a targeted joint CV and cover letter for each internship you are applying for (eg.JohnDoe_Internship) containing both CV/Cover Letter in one PDF document
  • Application Timeline. We will get back to you shortly after the deadline if you are selected for an interview. Normally, you will be notified by the end of February. The Arts Internship Office will then transmit the selected applications to the host organization, which will ultimately be responsible for the selection of the candidate(s).
    Students who do not receive offers will be notified on a rolling basis as decisions are made.
  • Formal Acceptance of an Internship. Once the host organization have made a final decision, the Arts Internship Office will send an offer to the student. The student will have 3 days to make a decision. We understand that 3 days is not a lot of time to make a decision, especially if you are waiting to hear about other offers. As much as we would like to be able to give everyone more time, we cannot allow individuals to hold an offer for an extended period of time, as this is not fair to the other students who are also waiting to hear about the same position. If this situation arises for you, please let us know if there is any additional information we can provide that will make your decision easier, and we will do our best to help.
    Note on Offers: If you are a finalist for multiple internships, once you accept a position, you will be automatically withdrawn from consideration for other internships. Please reach us if you have any questions aio [at] mcgill.ca.

 

What to Prepare

  • Your personal and academic info
  • Unofficial transcript uploaded as a PDF or JPG, named in the format "lastname.firstname_transcript".
  • Targeted CV and cover letter for each internship you are applying for (eg.JohnDoe_InternshipX) containing both CV/Cover Letter in one PDF document.
  • Availability for the internship.
  • Read the Global Affairs Canada Travel Advisories for the countries where you hope to intern.
  • Review the requirements for selected candidates as detailed in the Arts Interns Handbook. 

Africa

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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.

PDF icon Ghana Center for Democratic Development Summer 2022

Click here to read Ottilia Scott's internship experience


Kenya

ELIMU (Kianyaga, 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.

PDF icon Elimu Summer 2022

Click here to read Zachary Nanji's internship experience

North America

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United States

Cathance River Education Alliance (Topsham, Maine)

CREA is an independent non-profit founded by developer John Wasileski and an environmental group, Topsham’s Future. CREA’s mission is to foster wise use of the 230-acre Cathance River Nature Preserve; to deepen ecological awareness through nature-based learning among students, educators, and the public; and to promote environmental stewardship.

More details to come.

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.

Click here to read Gayatri Chirambath's internship experience

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


Canada

CAMFED (Toronto)

Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) is an international non-profit organization tackling poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change. CAMFED Canada is a registered Canadian charity working closely with offices in Africa to raise awareness for and help manage donations from Canadian foundations and individuals.

Click here to read Clara McGaughey's internship experience 

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

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.

PDF icon Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums (CFFM) Summer 2022

Click here to read Daphne Moss' internship experience

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

Gzowski interns will each receive 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. Candidates should have a strong interest in local news, and an involvement and/or interest in Montreal’s different communities. This internship is for graduating students.

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

Delegation of the European Union to Canada - Political and Public Affairs (Ottawa)

The European Union Delegation to Canada is a fully-fledged diplomatic mission and it works closely with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States. It maintains close contact and reports back to Headquarters in Brussels about developments in Canada and EU-Canada relations. The Delegation's role is to increase the awareness in Canada about the political, economic and cultural importance of EU-Canada relations.

PDF icon EU - Political and Public Affairs Section Summer 2022

Delegation of the European Union to Canada - Trade and Economic (Ottawa)

The European Union Delegation to Canada is a fully-fledged diplomatic mission and it works closely with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States. The Trade and Economic Section notably provides support towards full and effective implementation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and liaises with Canadian authorities on matters of trade and investment, climate change, environment, energy, transport, science and innovation, custom and competition.

PDF icon EU - Trade and Economic Section Summer 2022

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.

PDF icon DESTA BYN - Marketing Intern Summer 2022

Click here to read Karlee Thomas' internship experience

Éduconnexion (Montreal)

Éduconnexion is an independent organization providing education about human rights, eco-citizenship and global inequality. It offers unique and engaging educational tools and interactive workshops to schools, NGOs and community groups.

PDF icon Éduconnexion Summer 2022

Click here to read Emily Zhu's internship experience

EQUITAS: Canadian Program (Montreal)

Equitas – the International Centre for Human Rights Education - has been developing innovative human rights education tools and programs for over 50 years. The Canadian Program supports building more equitable and inclusive communities through HRE (Human Rights Education). This is achieved through nationwide programming that addresses racism and discrimination, aims to increase the leadership, empowerment and social participation of children and youth (particularly those who face barriers), and engages decision makers and duty bearers in these activities.

PDF icon Equitas Canadian Program - Summer 2022

Click here to read Maxiene Ceril's internship experience

EQUITAS: International Human Rights Training Program (Montreal)

Equitas - International Centre for Human Rights Education is Canada’s oldest and most active human rights education organization. Equitas has been holding the very renowned International Human Rights training program (IHRTP) for the last 40 years, gathering about 100 human rights activists from around the world in Montreal. Equitas is also planning to host the second edition of Global Rights Connexion, a new program on human rights education that will be gathering online a cohort of 48 human rights defenders from around the world.

PDF icon Equitas IHRTP Internship Coordination Summer 2022

Click here to read Mathieu Lavault's internship experience

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).

PDF icon Festival Acces Asie - Summer 2022

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.

PDF icon IDHW - Summer 2022

Click here to read Ishika Obeegadoo's internship experience

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) (Ottawa)

IISD is an independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. They shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together.

Click here to read Anjali Mehindiratta's internship experience

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 organization is offering three internships: Shingle Style Architecture on the Shores of the Lower St. Lawrence; Elsie Project – Pioneer of Women’s Health; You Can Make History.

PDF icon Jardins de Metis Summer 2022 - Architecture

PDF icon Jardins de Metis Summer 2022 - Elsie Project

PDF icon Jardins de Metis Summer 2022 - You can make history

Click here to read Giuliana Garofalo's internship experience

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 organization is offering two internships: the Book Club and the The South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFMontreal).

PDF icon Kabir Centre For Arts & Culture Summer 2022– Book Club

PDF icon Kabir Centre For Arts & Culture Summer 2022– Film Festival

Click here to read Camille Hamant's internship experience

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).

PDF icon More Than Words Summer 2022

Click here to read Johnathon Cruickshank's internship experience

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.

PDF icon MUHC Foundation - Summer 2022

Click here to read Julia Demers' internship experience

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.

PDF icon Participatory Cultures Lab Summer 2022

Click here to read Tatianna Sitounis' internship experience

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.

PDF icon Regent Park - Summer 2022

Click here to read Kai Trotz-Motayne's internship experience

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.

PDF icon Suoni Per Il Popolo - Summer 2022

Click here to read Zara Jamey's internship experience

Teesri Duniya Theatre (Montreal)

Teesri Duniya Theatre is dedicated to producing socially and politically relevant theatre, exploring the relationships between cultures, and creating theatrical styles based on the cultural experiences of culturally diverse communities living in Canada.

PDF icon Teesri Duniya Theatre - Summer 2022

The Climate Reality Project (Montreal)

The Climate Reality Project works to provide Canadians with the science of and solutions to climate change.

PDF icon Climate Reality Project Engagement and Programs Intern Summer 2022

PDF icon Climate Reality Project Youth Engagement Intern Summer 2022

Click here to read Olivia Hallett's internship experience

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.

PDF icon Black Watch Museum - Summer 2022

Click here to read William Weston's internship experience

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.

PDF icon 78th Fraser Highlanders - Summer 2022

Click here to read Claire Michaud's internship experience

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.

PDF icon UNHCR Montreal Summer 2022

Click here to read Anja Helliot's internship experience

U.S. Consulate General Montreal - Commercial Section (Montreal)

The Commercial Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal provides assistance to U.S. companies seeking partners or distributors in Quebec, as well as promoting investment in the United States by Quebec companies.

PDF icon US Consulate Montreal - Commercial 2022

PDF icon US Commercial Service Overview

Click here to read Erick Pelayo Aubert's internship experience

U.S. Consulate General Montreal - Political/Economic Section (Montreal)

The Political/Economic (Pol/Econ) Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal tracks political and economic issues in the province.

PDF icon US Consulate Montreal - Pol/Econ 2022

Click here to read Samuel Jette's internship experience

Véhicule Press

An independent publisher of prize-winning poetry, fiction, non-fiction, essays, vintage noir, and translation. http://www.vehiculepress.com

PDF icon Vehicule Press - Summer 2022

Latin America

 

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Ecuador

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ecuador

The 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.

Click here to read Samuel Balcazar's internship experience

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.

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 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.

Click here to read Isabel Muñoz Beaulieu's internship experience

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

Europe

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Switzerland

Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva (Geneva)

The Mission of Canada is the primary channel for diplomatic representation and communications between the Canadian government, the United Nations and its associated bodies in Geneva, the World Trade Organization and many other entities based in the Geneva context.

Click here to read Shona Moreau's internship experience

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

 

France

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (Paris)

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

Click here to read Béatrice Rutayisire's internship experience

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 mission is responsible for the management of Canada’s participation in and relationship with the OSCE and its institutions. 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.

Click here to read Chlöe Shahinian's internship experience

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 is responsible for the management of Canada’s participation in and relationship with the multilateral organizations which have their headquarters in Vienna.

Click here to read Joy Kwak's internship experience

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

Asia

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