East Asian Studies - EAST 499

EAS internships, like all Faculty of Arts internships, allow students to gain experience in areas relevant to their field of study. Internships involve a minimum of 150 hours over a period of 12 weeks with an approved host organization. Students are required to submit documentation of the internship experience and a substantial paper discussing the internship experience.

Once you have secured an internship position, complete the steps below if you wish to obtain internship course credit. The Arts Internship requires approval before the beginning of the internship. Please use the web form (Internship Academic Credit Application Web Form) to submit your documents to the Arts Internship Office. The Faculty of Arts Internship Course Credit Approval Form (found in webform), must be signed by:

  1. the Academic Supervisor,
  2. the Faculty of Arts Internship Officer, and
  3. the Department Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Open to U2 and U3 students, normally after completing 30 credits of a 90 credit program or 45 credits of a 96 to 120 credit program. A minimum CGPA of 2.7 and permission from the departmental Internship Advisor is required. This course will normally not fulfill program requirements. A letter from the supervisor from the institution must attest to successful completion of the student’s tenure.

Proposing an Internship

Students wishing to undertake an internship must submit a formal proposal to this effect, well in advance of the internship starting date. The proposal must be approved by a academic project supervisor and the EAS Internship advisor.

The proposal must include the following information:

  • An outline of the proposed internship, including specific discussion of learning goals, activities, and means of evaluation.
  • A description of the organization with which the student will be working.
  • Two letters from a McGill faculty and the person responsible at the sponsoring agency indicating their willingness to assume the task of supervision.
  • The completed Faculty of Arts Internship Academic Credit Application Web Form.

Please note that students usually register for EAST 499, Internship: EAS, the term following completion of the internship.


A grade for the internship will be assigned by the academic supervisor, based on the agreement initially made between the student and the academic supervisor.

Internship Resources - Databases

Click here to access the database of internship opportunities. Please note that a valid McGill ID and Minerva PIN are required to access the database.


Department of East Asian Studies Administrative Office
For departmental contact information, please click here.

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