Several categories of internships are available:

1.      Water Resource Management

2.      Food Processing, Agri-tourism, & Water Resource Management

Unpaid Internships OR Special Topics (in Barbados or Remotely from McGill)

The following list describes internship opportunities available in Barbados. It is different from the BITS field study program (no lectures), and students are considered as interns at the host organizations. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply. The dates and duration of internship vary according to projects. 

Students may need to travel to Barbados, and are responsible for all expenses associated with the internship. Accommodation can be arranged for homestay or at Bellairs Research Institute. Networking with University of the West Indies (UWI) staff is common for additional support. 

Undergraduate students may choose to take a Special Topics course (3 credit): 

  • Go to Barbados (average stay is 6 weeks) working with a Barbadian mentor  OR 
  • Work remotely from McGill on the same described project doing research under the supervision of the Barbadian mentor (using Skype, FaceTime, etc.). 

Current Opportunities

  • Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC)  
    • Water Usage at the SBRC and Identification and Implementation of Efficient Water Resource Management Strategies.
    • Plastic and e-waste sorting and recycling at SBRC
  • Walkers Reserve (formerly Walker's Quarry) 
  • Williams Solar Company 
  • Greenland Livestock Research Station  
  • Central Agronomic Research Station (CARS) 
  • National Conservation Commission (NCC)  

Potential Projects cover topics related to water resources, food production, renewable energy, ecological conservation, agri-tourism and indigenous history, etc. Please check this List of Projects.


Basic Mobility Award -  minimum duration of study abroad (61 days) &  minimum credits (6). The award amount varies but is usually $1500. 

Enriched Educational Opportunities Bursaries (EEOs):

The FAES Internship Program for undergraduate students offers the options FAES 200 (0 credit) or FAES 300 (3 credit). “Placement must be for a minimum of 10 weeks, minimum at full-time (35h/week) or equivalent, in a position relevant to student's field of academic study.”  The Internship Officer at Mac is kendra.gray [at] (Kendra Gray).

The Macdonald Internship Award. The Internship Officer at Mac is kendra.gray [at] (Kendra Gray).

Arts Internship Awards for students in Faculty of Arts. 

McGill International Experience Awards 


Internship Reports - Summer 2017


Identifying the Water Usage at the Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre and Efficient Water Resources Management Strategies  |  Taghreed Chowdhury and Yingjie Wu

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