E-IDEA Summer Internship Program

(l to r) Katia Hwang, Max Au, Michelle Zhou, Nia Fernandez, Renee Pellissier, and Claudia FlynnThe E-IDEA Summer Internship Program was launched in 2023 through the generous support of Énergir. This program provides opportunities for students to learn about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives in Higher Education, lead both independent and collaborative projects, and develop core professional skills including inclusive teamwork and leadership behaviours.

Interns work together with specialists in pedagogy, community engagement, strategy, and change management to make a positive impact on the Faculty of Engineering and STEM communities. Interns may also have an opportunity to engage with peers and industry representatives during a student showcase hosted in the Fall semester.

Application Information

The application period for Summer 2024 is open from February 26, 2024 to March 17, 2024.

E-IDEA’s current areas of focus include the following:

  • Investigating effective teamwork practices and methods for assessing skill development.
  • Supporting student and staff development of interpersonal and inclusive leadership skills necessary in academia and industry.
  • Building resources and collaborations to promote community engagement within and outside of the Faculty of Engineering.
  • Advancing initiatives to address issues of accessibility and inclusion in physical spaces within the Faculty of Engineering.

Students are also encouraged to bring their own areas of interest to the table!

Internship Period:

May–August 2024 (16 weeks, ~15 h/wk; hybrid & flexible work arrangement)

Positions & Eligibility:

E-IDEA is seeking applicants who are enthusiastic about building their EDI knowledge, teamwork and collaboration skills, and inclusive leadership practice! Four intern positions are available for Summer 2024.

Three E-IDEA Summer Internship Awards ($5,000 each) are generously supported by Énergir. These positions are open to all undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering, including the School of Architecture and the School of Urban Planning.

We are happy to announce that an additional intern position is now available through the Dufresne E-IDEA Summer Internship Award in Architecture ($5,000). This position is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture.

How to apply:

Complete the following application form by Sunday, March 17, 2024, 11:59 PM ET. Applicants will automatically be considered for all eligible positions. For accessibility support or questions about the program, please contact Dr. Nia Fernandez at eidea [at] mcgill.ca.

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