My greatest success during my internship was teaching technicians across Canada. It was extremely rewarding and it gave me a lot of self-confidence.
Jérémie Messerli interned at John Deere Canada (Summer 2015)
30 feet under
Participating in an internship is a unique experience that shows what is to be expected of students once they graduate. It is like going to a class named "Introduction to working in a real job."
Thais Romualdo Aubry interned at the Centro Ecologico in Akumal, Mexico (Summer 2015)
The thing I am most proud of is being included in a team of experienced engineers. I received positive feedback and encouragement from everyone, which inspired me to pursue my dreams.
Anne Catherine Tremblay interned at Terix-Envirogaz (Summer 2015)
My experience has further shaped my interests since I was exposed to new concepts, new technologies, and ongoing research.
Julie Jarjour interned at Urban Barns in Quebec, under prof. Mark Lefsrud (Summer 2015)
Beyond the classroom
The social, cultural, and academic aspects of my summer internship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev gave me fantastic encouragement for me to pursue further opportunities in the field of water and waste engineering.
Julie Quance interned at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (Summer 2015)
Internships provide an opportunity to apply innovative thinking and develop skills to address complex challenges.
In September 2009, the Bieler Family Internship Program was created through a generous contribution from McGill Macdonald Alumni, Mr. and Mrs. Marc Bieler, of Canneberges Atoka Cranberries Inc.
The Internship Program was established to allow all undergraduate students the opportunity to complete an internship, prior to graduation.
How the program works
Students receive recognition of their internship on their academic transcripts. Evaluation for the program is based on the completion of academic reports. Students will receive a pass or fail noted on their transcripts if registered in the FAES 200 course, or a final grade if registered in the FAES 300 course.
Interns are required to complete a minimum of 10 weeks with their host organization.
The Internship Office helps to facilitate student internships by offering students guidance on which internships to pursue, assisting with paperwork and applications, giving information on funding and awards and offering advice on cover letters and resumes.
In addition to the placements the office coordinates, students are encouraged to search for their own internship opportunities.
A Note about Voluntourism
Making significant impact on students
Number of student interns
Internship funding awarded
Total international internships
*From April 2010 to Sept 2018, data compiled June 2018
Upcoming Internship Events
Learn more about the Internship Program, the students' experiences, and how you can participate in the future.
Internship Poser Event. Thursday, October 11th, 10am - noon. Macdonald Stewart Building.
Internships provide students the opportunity to take their knowledge into the real world. Your contribution provides the opportunity for students to participate in internships that can impact their future careers.