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International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) (Summer 2021)

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Their work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. They shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 120 people, plus over 150 associates and consultants, come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, their work affects lives in nearly 100 countries. 

IISD is committed to fostering a more equitable and sustainable world and welcomes candidates who uphold values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, to correct the conditions of social injustice and disadvantage in employment around the world, they encourage candidates from historically marginalized groups, including women, Indigenous peoples of Canada, people with disabilities, people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and those who identify themselves as 2SLGBTQ+ to apply for this position. Some of the internship positions are for equity seeking groups and preference will be given to those candidates.

Positions

IISD is recruiting two McGill students for a Resilience Research Intern position, and an Energy Research Intern position. 

The internships are: 

  • Remote internship positions
  •  12 weeks between May and August 2021
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • Successful candidates will receive an award issued by the McGill Internship Offices Network valued at $6,000CAD

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Resilience Research Intern position, you:

  • Must be a McGill full-time undergraduate or graduate student (Masters level), returning to their current registered faculty in fall 2021.
  • Must be a McGill Faculty of Arts students (B.A., B.A & Sc., BSW, B.Th., M.A, MSW.)
  • Must fulfill the Internship Offices Network requirements post-internship. For more information download the ION Intern Handbook available on this page.

To be eligible for the Energy Research Intern position, you:

  • Must be a McGill full-time Master of Arts, returning to their current registered faculty in fall 2021.
  • Must be a McGill Faculty of Arts graduate student (M.A, MSW)
  • Must fulfill the Internship Offices Network requirements post-internship. For more information download the ION Intern Handbook available on this page.

 

APPLY

To apply, download the internship posting of the position that interests you, and follow the instructions.
Make sure to read the postings carefully, as they contain important requirements. 

Please note: If you are applying to a second degree at McGill and waiting for a response, you must hold a confirmation of acceptance by the application deadline and include it with your application material.

Application Deadline

February 26, 2021, 12PM (noon) Eastern Time - Late applications will not be accepted.

Selection

Please do not email to inquire about the status of your application. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide a full commitment to the internship selection process.

A formal acceptance of an ION internship is a final decision, and under no circumstances (unless health or family-related) can a student withdraw from the internship after accepting. The consequence of this would be refusal of candidature for future ION internship opportunities. Please remember, revoking a spot in one of the organizations means also revoking it from another student who might have had the opportunity to take it.

 

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