International Development Studies

IDS Internship Course (INTD 499)
Eligibility Requirements

Steps to Getting Approval

International Development Studies Internship Course (INTD 499)

The Arts Internship course allow students to gain experience in areas relevant to their field of study; allowing students who pursue approved internships to gain up to 3 credits towards their degrees. Arts internships involve a minimum of 150 hours of work, normally over a period of 8-12 weeks in a host institution approved by the Arts Internship Office. 

Eligibility Criteria & Requirements

For more details on the INTD 499 course requirements, please consult the instructions on the ISID Form, listed on the Department of International Development Studies webpage (under INTD 499).

Steps to Getting Approval for Internship Credit

Once you have secured an internship position, complete the steps below if you wish to obtain internship course credit. All steps should be completed well in advance of the start of your internship. No approval will be granted after you have started your internship. Students MUST submit the two application forms found below BEFORE THEY START THEIR INTERNSHIP. 

  1. Once the internship position has been confirmed, follow the steps listed on the AIO website (Steps to Getting Approval for Internship Credit).
  2. Submit the ISID forms, found here.
    NOTE: It is wise that students do not wait until the very last minute to fill out the Internship form as a signature from their supervisor is required, as well as a signature from the Arts Internship Office. The ISID office will also accept an email confirmation from the Academic Supervisor in lieu of a signature. 
  3. Once the forms have been reviewed and approved by the ISID Undergraduate Program Director and/or the ISID Student Advising Administrator, students will be contacted via email with additional information and a Minerva permit to register for the course.


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.


International Development Studies Administrative Office
Institute for the Study of International Development
For departmental contact information, please click here.

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