Internship Projects

IWRM Program McGill University - IWRM Course Internship Opportunities


The 13-credit internship is a central feature of this Master’s program. The internship may be done in collaboration with a former employer or other contact the student may have. Alternatively, the internship coordinator will aid the student in finding an internship. The internship requires a student to work with, for example, a consulting firm or other government or NGO organization. Students are supervised by both the host organization and an academic supervisor from McGill. The related 6-credit project research paper takes the internship work and explores it in a more holistic manner.

These internships may be either paid or unpaid, and are available globally. To date, students have completed internships all over the world at organizations such as:

  • Watershed organizations (e.g. Du Chene Watershed Organization)
  • NGOs (Winrock International)
  • Water utilities (e.g., City of Montreal)
  • Water resources engineering consulting firms (e.g. CH2M-HILL, SNC-Lavalin)
  • Universities (e.g., Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at Ben-Gurion University)
  • Provincial and federal government agencies (e.g., International Joint Commission, Environment Canada)
  • International institutions (UNESCO)

Examples of Internship Organizations

Canada & Quebec

  • EXP
  • Aecom
  • AGIR Pour La Diable
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • AMEC
  • Assembly of First Nations
  • Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement du Québec (BAPE)
  • Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
  • Canadian International Development Agency
  • Canadian Water Network
  • Canadian Water Resources Association
  • Centre of Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology
  • Centre for Sustainable Watersheds
  • Concordia University
  • Commission for Environmental Cooperation
  • Environment Canada
  • Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW)
  • Government of BC
  • Institut de Recherche et de developpement en agroenvironnement
  • International Joint Commission – Canadian Section Office
  • National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Nature Connection
  • National Water Research Institute
  • Ouranos
  • Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
  • UNU-INWEH UN Think Tank on Water
  • Walkerton Clean Water Centra
  • Westhoff Engineering Resources, Inc.
  • Williams Engineering Canada
  • WWF Canada
  • SNC Lavalin

United States

  • American Rivers Home
  • Center for Watershed Protection
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Friends of the Earth
  • International Joint Commission – US Section Office
  • International Joint Commission – Great Lakes Regional Office
  • Lake Champlain Committee
  • Sierra Club
  • Stantec
  • The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research
  • (CILER)
  • Water Institute of the Gulf
  • The Water Trust
  • United Nations at headquarters
  • US Geological Survey
  • World Bank  


  • African Development Bank
  • Asian Development Bank Headquarters in Asia (Philippines)
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • CARE-International
  • Centre for Resource Management and Environmental
  • Consultative Group on International Research (CGIAR)
  • European Commission
  • European Rivers Network
  • Global Water Initiative
  • IUCN
  • International Water Association
  • Office International de l’Eau
  • Social Justice Committee
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • The James Hutton Institute
  • United Nations Headquarters in Africa (Kenya)
  • United Nations Pacific Asia
  • United Nations Regional Office in Europe
  • United Nations University Tokyo, Japan
  • Veolia Environnement Recherche et Innovation
  • World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
  • World Water Council

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