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The OECD Young Associates Program

The YAP is an exciting opportunity that offers professional experience at the cutting edge of public policy development and analysis. The YAP is a 24-month programme designed to expose recent undergraduates to a variety of research and analytical work on major policy areas. The purpose of the Programme is to prepare outstanding undergraduates for their future postgraduate studies. As such, successful candidates must clearly articulate how they are motivated to use their experience at the OECD to pursue a Master’s degree or PhD following completion of the Programme.

A key component of the Programme is mentorship. During their two-year work at the OECD, the Young Associates will be closely mentored by their managers. Managers are therefore selected on the basis of their professional experience, policy expertise, and ability to work with, challenge, and develop young talented individuals.

For September 2022, YA positions are posted and applications (CVs and cover letters) are accepted through the OECD career website in December 2021.

Candidates may apply to more than one relevant YA position.

For learn more about this program, click here.

Building 21 at McGill University

Building 21 is an experiment in new, innovative, and beautiful ways to approach the university experience—an open lab where curious minds from all levels and disciplines are invited to come together to collaborate, to think, and to dream outside the traditional confines of their areas of study and expertise. Building 21 is proud to announce BLUE (Beautiful Limitless Unconstrained Exploration) Internships. Inspired by B21's core mission—to enable scholars to freely seek and pursue innovative interdisciplinary ideas and projects that don't fit into conventional research domains—BLUE are not your traditional internships.

Application deadline: December 7, 2020

To learn more about the internship, please visit this page.  

Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Committed to breaking the cycle of poverty, the Aga Khan Foundation Canada is an international development organization and registered Canadian charity. Since 1980, AKFC have improved millions of lives in Africa and Asia, working in partnership with the Government of Canada and diverse Canadian institutions and individuals.

Since 1989, more than 500 young individuals have participated in AKFC’s International Youth Fellowship Program – an extraordinary opportunity to become a leader in global development. The Fellowship offers an international development training program and an eight-month overseas placement to recent university graduates and young professionals who are 30 years of age or younger. Each Fellow spends eight months in Africa or Asia working with agencies and partners of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s largest and most respected international development agencies.

To learn more about the International Youth Fellowship Program, click here.

The Archie Malloch Undergraduate Internships in Public Learning

Administered by the Faculty of Arts Internship Office

Intended for students entering the final year of their undergraduate programs, this award enables students to carry out a summer internship with a host organization. IPLAI has partnered with an excellent group of Montreal-based, Toronto-based and International organizations interested in arts, social policy and public engagement. Selected interns would be matched with host based on placement availability and student interests.

For more information, click here.

Asia Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Internship program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research assignments based on ADB's current operational needs. ADB advertises internship assignments twice a year and welcomes motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals to apply.

The internship program offers the opportunity to:

  • work in a major international development organization;
  • work collaboratively with experienced professionals from over 50 different countries;
  • gain a deeper understanding of development finance and the impact of the work ADB does; and
  • contribute to ADB's business through research outputs.

For more information about the internship program, click here.

The internship application process is online through the ADB Career and Employment System.


CKUT is a non-profit, campus-community radio station based at McGill University. CKUT provides alternative music, news and spoken word programming to the city of Montreal, surrounding areas, & around the world 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hear us at 90.3 MHz on the FM dial, 91.7 by cable, or listen on-line. CKUT is made up of over 200 volunteers working with a staff of coordinators, not just to make creative and insightful radio programming, but also to manage the station. As a campus/community radio station, CKUT’s mandate is to provide an essential service to those in the Montreal community whose needs are not met by mainstream commercial radio. 

For more information about internships at CKUT, click here.

Consulate General of the United States to Canada

Internships are available at the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal. The Foreign National Student Intern Program is designed for students who are non-U.S. citizens seeking internships with the U.S. Mission in Canada. This program benefits both the Mission and students by providing the student with valuable experience in an Embassy environment and by assisting the Mission in accomplishing its goals.

For more information, click here.

DAAD Science and Engineering Internship Scholarship

Rise Professional- Internships with German Companies

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Professional gives recent graduate, Master and PhD students from North American universities a unique opportunity to gain practical, career building experience working in a German company for the summer. Students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology and physics (or a closely related field) and students from co-op programs are invited to apply. Undergraduates who are RISE alumni or former DAAD scholarship holders are also eligible. German language requirements depend on the nature of the internship.

For more information, please click here

Development Bank of Latin America

CAF is a development bank created in 1970, owned by 19 countries - 17 of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal - as well as 14 private banks in the region. It promotes a sustainable development model through credit operations, non-reimbursable resources, and support in the technical and financial structuring of projects in the public and private sectors of Latin America. With headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, CAF has offices in Buenos Aires, La Paz, Brasilia, Bogota, Quito, Madrid, Mexico D.F., Panama City, Asuncion, Lima, Montevideo and Port of Spain. For more information, click here.

Fondation Jean-Charles-Bonenfant

La Fondation attribue chaque année cinq bourses de $24,000 à de jeunes diplômés d'universités québécoises, pour un stage de 10 mois à l'Assemblée Nationale du Québec (de septembre à juin). Les jeunes universitaires acquièrent ainsi une connaissance théorique et pratique des institutions parlementaires, du rôle et du travail des députés.

La période de mise en candidature des stages de la Fondation Jean-Charles-Bonenfant 2020-2021 débutera le 15 novembre et se poursuivra jusqu’au 15 février 2021. Ces stages permettent à cinq jeunes diplômés de découvrir les rouages de l’Assemblée nationale durant 10 mois, au cours desquels ils ont notamment la chance d’accompagner un député du gouvernement et un député de l’opposition dans leurs mandats. Une bourse de 24 000$ leur est remise. Tous les détails relatifs aux stages sont disponibles sur le site web de la Fondation, cliquez ici.

Date limite d'inscription: 15 février 2021

The Institute for Health and Social Policy

The Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) occupies a central role at McGill University as a multidisciplinary centre for research, training and knowledge mobilization on issues of health and social policy. The IHSP conducts and supports world-class research on how social conditions impact the health, well-being and resilience of people and communities, and leads programs designed to translate research findings into policies and programs on local, provincial, national and global scales. The Institute is committed to building collaborations with policymakers, communities and researchers to effectively move evidence to policy.

To learn more about the IHSP, including the McBurney Latin America Fellowship and the IHSP Internship Program, visit their website.

Inter-American Development Bank

The Inter-American Development Bank offers several opportunities directed specifically to young individuals interested in development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Internship Program at the IDB headquarters in Washington D.C. provides university students with a unique and valuable professional hands-on learning experience. The program provides students the opportunity to: a) further their knowledge and understanding of development in Latin America and the Caribbean; b) learn about the operations and culture of the IDB and IDB Invest; c) gain exposure to the dynamics of an international development organization; and d) work alongside experts in the field of development.

For more information, click here.

The Lime Network

Lime Connect is a global not for profit 501(c)(3) organization that's rebranding disability through achievement.  They do so by attracting, preparing, and connecting high potential university students and professionals - including veterans - who happen to have all types of disabilities for scholarships, internships, The Lime Connect Fellowship Program, and full time careers with corporate partners - the world's leading corporations. 

For more information about various opportunities available through the Lime Network, click here.


Mitacs-Accelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges. Interns transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while the companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise. 

Each 4-month internship project receives $15,000 in direct funding, with the partner organization and Mitacs each providing $7,500. The $15,000 will be provided to the intern’s academic supervisor as a research grant, though it is required that the intern receive a stipend of a minimum of $10,000 of the total grant per 4-month internship.  Any funds over and above the intern stipend will be used to support research related to the internship.

For more information, click here.

Ontario Legislature Internship Program

The Ontario Legislature Internship Program is a non-partisan organization that is not associated with the Government of Ontario or any political party.  Interns will gain practical experience working for opposition and government Members of Provincial Parliament.  Running from September to June, the program involves meetings with important figures in public life, several trips to learn about other legislatures, and a $20,000 stipend.  

For more information, click here.

Organization of American States

The Organization of American States (OAS) offers a unique opportunity to acquire experience in different areas of expertise, in an international and multicultural environment enhancing networking possibilities. In addition, interns will have the chance to acquire significant knowledge of the OAS, its mission, pillars, structure, and projects in the hemisphere. 

For more information, click here.

The United Nations Association in Canada

Funded through the Government of Canada’s International Youth Internship Programme, the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) appreciates Canadians want international experience through direct participation in international organizations and agrees that the unique mosaic Canada possesses translates into something significant to offer international organizations. As one of the UNA-Canada’s prestigious programmes, the International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme provides a unique avenue for qualified and motivated Canadian graduates and professionals to participate in the United Nations system as Junior Professional Consultants (JPCs).

For more information, click here

United Nations (New York)

The Internship Programme at the United Nations in New York offers a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. Interns will be given a real chance to work with UN staff. As part of the team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, interns will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the United Nations. 

For more information, click here.

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