Internship Program

The application period for Winter 2023 is now closed.

For questions or more information about the program, please contact the Student Affairs Administrator at studentadmin.ihsp [at] mcgill.ca.

Students

Quick Facts

What is the focus of the program?

Training 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.

Who is it for?

  • Full-time McGill undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining policy-relevant research experience and training.

What do students do?

  • Interns are paired with an IHSP Faculty supervisor and spend 10-12 hours per week on a policy-relevant research project. See the Projects tab for the full list of projects.
  • Interns and supervisors collaborate to create a work plan and meet regularly throughout the semester to assess progress.
  • As a cohort, interns attend training sessions for 1 to 2 hours every week.

Where and when does it take place?

  • At the School of Population and Global Health (2001 McGill College). The Program runs twice per year (Fall and Winter semesters).

How much is the award?

  • $2,500

How many awards are available?

  • 5-8 internship positions are offered in both the Fall and Winter terms.

Program Description

The Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) Internship program trains and develops the next generation of leaders to catalyze solutions that benefit population health and welfare. The program offers research opportunities and diverse training that build on the strengths of graduate and undergraduate education at McGill University in investigating how social conditions affect health and well-being. A major component of the internship is the work carried out in collaboration with a supervisor, while a weekly seminar/workshop series exposes interns to a variety of disciplines and provides training in translating research into policy.

Through hands-on experience in a research setting, interns will participate in a vibrant academic environment, learn how to communicate research findings to the media or general public, and gain insight into different disciplinary approaches. Students will develop their professional network by interacting with fellow interns, graduate students, faculty and staff at the IHSP.


For inquiries regarding the internship program, please contact the Student Affairs Administrator by studentadmin.ihsp [at] mcgill.ca (email).

 

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