Funding and Awards

The Barbara and Patrick Keenan Undergraduate Internship Awards for Interfaith Studies

Bieler Internship Assistance Program

Brown-Martlet Entrepreneurial Awards

Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism Bursaries and Awards

The Elizabeth L. Thomson International Experience Award

Faculty of Arts Internship Awards

Global Health Travel Awards

Harold Blenkhorn Internship Award

Iwanicki International Internship Awards

The Katherine Petcher & Brett Carron Internship Award

McBurney Latin America Fellowship

The McGill International Experience Awards

The Nathan Schipper Internship Award

The Norman Zavalkoff Family McGill Israel Exchange Travel Fund Award

Rio Tinto-Richard Evans International Exchange Awards

Robert S. Broughton Student Internship in Agricultural Engineering


The Barbara and Patrick Keenan Undergraduate Internship Awards for Interfaith Studies

The Barbara & Patrick Keenan Undergraduate Internship Award for Interfaith Studies was established in 2012 by Barbara Keenan (BA'54) and Patrick Keenan (BCom'54, CA'57). Awarded by the School of Religious Studies to students participating in an activity in an international setting to further their studies, allowing first-hand experience of religious cultures in a global context. The Fund provides financial assistance to students with travel and other expenses related to international activity. Students can apply for affiliation at an institution that furthers their study of religion and international encounters.

To apply, click here.


Bieler Internship Assistance Program

The Bieler Family Internship Office offers undergraduate students the opportunity to apply for numerous internship awards. These awards have been established through the generous support of McGill alumni and have been designed to assist students pursue meaningful internships to complement their studies. 

Open to students enrolled in the FAES 200 or FAES 300 Internship course, and meet eligibility requirements.

For more information, click here.


Brown-Martlet Entrepreneurial Awards

The BMFC Entrepreneurial Awards seeks to aid students in their pursuit of entrepreneurship ventures, in the form of internships. Student placements should have an exclusive focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. Creation, development and management of a business venture which includes undertaking all the necessary risks in order to make the venture profitable and the return gainful. This also includes Social Entrepreneurship. Within the social context, social entrepreneurship includes transformational benefits to society through social changes. These entrepreneurs look into society, isolate the areas in need of transformation and evoke solutions which seek to benefit the greater good.

Open to students enrolled in the FAES 200 or FAES 300 Internship course, and meet eligibility requirements.

For more information, click here.


Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism Bursaries and Awards

The Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to apply their legal education in a concrete setting and further develop a demonstrated interest and commitment to the defense of human rights. Students participate in the Program as volunteers, with partial funding from the Faculty of Law.

For more information, click here


Common Threads Through the Commonwealth

Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program

Exploring innovative and promising approaches to address key challenges to health, well-being and equity through international scholarship and internship opportunities across the Commonwealth.

For more information, click here.


The Elizabeth L. Thomson International Experience Award

Established in 2016 by Elizabeth L. Thomson (LLB '74, BCL '75) for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Law to take the initiative to gain practical experience during their studies and to provide opportunities for students to broaden their horizons. Awarded by the Faculty of Law to a BCL/LLB student undertaking an international internship in Hong Kong. Preference will be given to students who are Canadian citizens and who have not resided or travelled in Asia. This award is part of the McGill International Experience Awards initiative. For more information, click here.

For more information, including eligibility criteria, application instructions, and deadline, click here.


Faculty of Arts Internship Awards

Each year the Faculty of Arts offers students the opportunity to apply for Arts Internship Awards. These awards help students off-set the costs of travel, accommodation and other expenses associated with their internships. Established through the generous support of McGill alumni, the Awards are administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office.

For more information, click here.


Global Health Travel Awards

The McGill Global Health Travel Awards program is designed to provide opportunities for McGill University students planning to travel for global health projects. Students have access to a variety of travel awards from the McGill Global Health Programs (GHP). The program supports students participating in global health projects internationally or in Canada.  

Open to Faculty of Medicine students, residents, and postdocs.

For more information, click here.


Harold Blenkhorn Internship Award

The Harold Blenkhorn Internship Award was established in 2014 in memory of Harold Blenkhorn, BScAgr 1950, to support one or more undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who are participating in an internship through the Macdonald Campus Internship Program. The Award will be given to help undergraduate students in the Faculty gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study by providing partial funding to assist with expenses related to their internship. Administered through the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Preference will be given to students from the Department of Plant Science. 

Open to students enrolled in the FAES 200 or FAES 300 Internship course, and meet eligibility requirements.

For more information, click here.


Iwanicki International Internship Awards

The Iwanicki International Internship Awards were established in 2014 by Jack Iwanicki in honour of his late wife Eileen Iwanicki, BSc (HEc) 1957, to support one or more undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who are participating in an international internship through the Macdonald Campus Internship Program. The awards will be given to help undergraduate students in the faculty gain firsthand international experience related to their fields of study by providing partial funding to assist with travel and other expenses related to their internship. Preference will be given to students in Dietetics and Human Nutrition. This award is part of the McGill International Experience Awards initiative. For more information, click here.

Open to students enrolled in the FAES 200 or FAES 300 Internship course, and meet eligibility requirements.

For more information, click here.


The Katherine Petcher & Brett Carron Internship Award

Established in 2016 by Katherine E. Petcher (BA ’87, BCL ’92, LLB ’92) and Brett A. Carron (BCL ’95, LLB ’95)  for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Law to take the initiative to gain practical experience during their studies and to provide opportunities for students to broaden their horizons. Awarded by the Faculty of Law to a BCL/LLB student undertaking an international internship, with preference being given to internships in Burkina Faso and second preference being given to internships in West Africa. This award is part of the McGill International Experience Awards initiative. For more information, click here.

For more information, including eligibility criteria, application instructions, and deadline, click here.


McBurney Latin America Fellowship

The McBurney Fellowship's mandate is to make a significant contribution to improving the health and social conditions of poor and marginalized populations in Latin America through the delivery of concrete and measurable interventions or service-based projects.

The Fellowship is available to advanced undergraduate (60+ credits completed) or graduate students at McGill who are motivated to develop a self-directed internship project or service oriented research.

The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy is currently accepting student applications for the 2018 Fellowship. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2018.

For more information click here.


The McGill International Experience Awards

The McGill International Experience Awards (MIEA) were established in 2013 through a donation by Joseph Schull and Anna Yang. The MIEA include the Schull Yang International Experience Award and other awards supported by other donors and matched by Joseph Schull and Anna Yang.

The MIEA provide students with the opportunity to study abroad. Students are able to participate in academic activities that can range in length from one semester to a full academic year, including internships and field research trips, and courses abroad.

The MIEA benefit students in the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Law, and all other faculties through the Office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning). Each faculty administers its own awards; we encourage you to browse through the website and discover the different opportunities available.

For more information click here.


The Nathan Schipper Internship Award

Established in 2018 by the Class of Law 1992, in memory of their classmate, Nathan Schipper, BCL 1992, LLB 1992, to help students gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study. For one or more undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Law participating in an internship. Awarded by the Faculty of Law to help defray travel and accommodation expenses related to the internship. Preference will be given to students interning in Israel.

For more information, including eligibility criteria, application instructions, and deadline, click here.


The Norman Zavalkoff Family McGill Israel Exchange Travel Fund

This is an annual travel award granted with the intent to support an exchange of graduate or postdoctoral students enrolled in the IWRM Masters program of McGill University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research. For more information, please open the document below.

IWRM Travel Award


Rio Tinto-Richard Evans International Exchange Awards

Awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering's engineering degree programs and in the Desautels Faculty of Management to support formal international education exchange, internship or other university sanctioned educational travel opportunities.

For more information click here.


Robert S. Broughton Student Internship in Agricultural Engineering

The Robert S. Broughton Student Internship in Agricultural Engineering was established in 2014 in honor of Robert S. Broughton, PhD 1972, to support one or more undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who are participating in an internship through the Macdonald Campus Internship Program. The Award will be given to help undergraduate students in the Faculty gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study by providing partial funding to assist with expenses related to their internship. Administered through the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  Preference will be given to students from the Department Bioresource Engineering.

Open to students enrolled in the FAES 200 or FAES 300 Internship course, and meet eligibility requirements.

For more information, click here.

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