Student Programs at the IHSP

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Recruitment for our Fall 2020 Internship Program is officially open!

The deadline to apply is May 27th @11:59PM.

As one of the Institute's oldest programs, the Internship Program trains the next generation of leaders to catalyze solutions that benefit population health and welfare through research and diverse learning opportunities that focus on how social conditions affect health and well-being. Started in 2006, 80+ students have taken part in the program to date. For more information click here! 

Recruitment for the 2020-2021 Graduate Award Program is now open!

The deadline to apply is May 31st at 11:59PM.

Providing graduate students with the skills needed to bridge the gap between research and practice, and experience in communicating research findings across disciplines. More information here!

Recruitment for the IHSP's new Experience Policy Internship is closed.

The IHSP is piloting a new internship program for students to experience doing policy-relevant research within a local policy organization. Through Experience Policy, work is carried out in collaboration with policy and academic supervisors, while a weekly seminar series exposes interns to a variety of disciplines and provides training in translating research into policy. Check out this page for more details.

IHSP Research to Policy Dragon’s Den Summer Workshop is a unique opportunity for graduate students to take on an important current policy challenge, develop a concrete proposal for policy change, and move it to action. Participants will hone their skills in using evidence to impact policy, in working and thinking across sectors and disciplines, and in “selling” an idea to prominent policy and media leaders.

The Internship Program, run twice per year, provides a unique opportunity within the McGill community for students from across disciplines to be involved in research projects currently in progress at the IHSP.  Open to both graduate and undergraduate students, the IHSP internship program is comprised of work experience at a research institute, training in research and policy, and workshops on personal and professional development within the health and social policy arena. Since it began in 2006, 181 interns have benefited from this program.

The Graduate Award Program, implemented in 2013, seeks to provide graduate students with the skills needed to bridge the gap between research and practice.  It is designed to facilitate graduate work in the areas of health and social policy through a series of seminars, including workshops, training sessions, and opportunities to present findings. Central to the program is fostering a sense of community among a cohort of graduate students in an interdisciplinary setting through regular meetings and the provision of workspace. Working with mentors at the IHSP, students are encouraged to bring policy relevance to their existing research. Twenty-seven graduate students have been supported through this program.

The McBurney Fellowship Program supports students in international service programs related to health and social policy in Latin America. McBurney Fellows serve abroad in organizations working to meet the basic needs of local populations.  One key aspect of this fellowship is its mandate to make a significant contribution to improving the health and social conditions of poor and marginalized populations through the delivery of concrete and measurable interventions. Currently in its fifth year, the McBurney Fellowship has funded over 64 students. 


Students may also be interested in McGill University Travel Awards For Global Health, offered through McGill's Global Health Programs.

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