Application Details

The application for the Fall 2024 cohort is now closed.

Please read the instructions below and follow them carefully to submit your application.

For any questions or problems, you can contact the Student Affairs Administrator at studentadmin.ihsp [at]

Fall 2024 Application Deadlines

Application deadline: June 19, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Letters of reference submission deadline: June 19, 2024


To be eligible for this program, you must be enrolled in a McGill degree program for the duration of your internship. This program is open to senior undergraduate students and graduate students from any discipline.

To Apply 

Please submit your application via this form: Internship Application. The form only accepts one application per student. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The application contains the following sections:

Applicant contact and academic information. Your Student ID, email address, program of study, etc.

Project selection. Applicants may select up to two projects and must explain their interest and qualifications for each.

Program fit. Applicants will be asked to describe their learning objectives, career goals, time management skills, and funding.

Supporting documents. Applicants must submit the documents listed below. Please follow the naming conventions in application form to facilitate the application review process.

  • A current CV.
  • An electronic copy of post-secondary transcripts. An official transcript is not required. Unofficial copies must clearly indicate the source of information (e.g. Minerva).
  • Proof of enrolment for the Fall 2024 semester.
  • One letter of recommendation (academic and/or employment), in English or French. Letters must be emailed to studentadmin.ihsp [at] directly. Please instruct your references to include your full name and "reference letter" in the subject line of their email, and to send it by June 19, 2024.
  • Supplementary documents, as needed. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify whether the projects they have applied for require an additional submission. You can find this information on the Projects tab.

Equity and Diversity in Recruitment

The Department of Equity, Ethics and Policy is committed to equity and diversity in recruitment. We highly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, people of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and those who are the first generation of their family to attend post-secondary studies. Please indicate in your application if you would like this to be considered for equity recruitment.

Selection Criteria

Applications are evaluated based on:

  • Completion: The applicant submitted a complete application on time.
  • Fit for the project: The applicant meets the requirements outlined by the Faculty member in their project description.
  • Fit for the program: Through their application, the applicant shows how participating in this program will advance their own future endeavours and demonstrates their capacity to dedicate 12 hours per week to the research project and training. 

Review Process

All complete applications will be reviewed by the Student Affairs Administrator and Faculty supervisors. Faculty supervisors may identify a shortlist of candidates they would like to interview. Selections are finalized following the interview period.

For additional information, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions.

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