Internship resources

Use these resources to find your internship

Meet with a career advisor

If you are a Science student (except Computer Science), you can meet with linda.cicuta [at] mcgill.ca (Linda Cicuta), Science Career Advisor, to discuss your career plans and search for internships at the CaPS Office in the Brown Building.

If you are a Computer Science student, you can also use the Engineering Career Centre in Frank Dawson Adams Building.

Prepare your C.V., cover letter. Practice interview techniques

Use these following tools to give you fundamental information on the different components of your internship or job search.

How-to guides
Guides have been developed to help you during the job search process. You are encouraged to consult them as you write your CV or cover letter, or prepare for an interview.

Podcasts
CaPS is pleased to provide you with quick online access to some of their career development workshops.
The following podcasts are available to you:

  • How to write a cover letter
  • Writing an effective C.V.
  • How to interview for a job
  • Networking your way to the job you want

C.V. and advising drop-in hours
If you want basic feedback and suggestions regarding your C.V., consult the C.V. drop-in times.

Check internship opportunities and job postings

In order to access the on-line job listing, you will need to register at myFuture using your standard McGill username and password.

Read about internship opportunities locally and abroad

CaPS has compiled a list of online job listing sites. Employers who post on these sites are actively looking to fill positions and you may find an opportunity that seems just right for you.

Check out these career related handouts.

Participate in workshops

The Career Planning Service offers several career development workshops to help students in career decision making and approaching the job search.

Network

Network with professors, on-campus speakers, potential companies, family and friends in order to develop prospective contacts.

Use these tips to help you with your networking: networking checklist and networking sound bite

Interning in France

The "Déclaration relative à la participation d'un étudiant à une activité étudiante" is an agreement between the intern, McGill, and the host organization. Students must request a "Déclaration relative à la participation d'un étudiant à une activité étudiante" from the Internships & Field Studies Office with at least two weeks advanced notice in order to review the request. If the request is approved, please allow up to 2 weeks for the office to prepare the documents. The document will not be prepared after that. In addition the "Déclaration relative à la participation d'un étudiant à une activité étudiante" is the only form that the Internships & Field Studies Office will sign.

1. Print a copy of the PDF icon Déclaration relative à la participation d'un étudiant à une activité étudiante.pdf

2. Check off the appropriate box 4(a). If you check off 4(a) ii., indicate the projected end of term date (i.e. Month and year)

Fall semester –  December 31 

Winter semester – April 30

Summer semester – August 31

3. The Host Organization must complete the "Déclaration" and sign it before the document can be approved and signed by the Internships and Field Studies Office.

This document is issued by the academic institution in which the student is enrolled  at the time of request. If you have graduated, the Internships & Field Studies Office is unable to issue this document. Please note no extension or modifications of said document will be granted once completed.

4. In addition, you must submit the following information with your request:

  • Your full name
  • The host organization’s name
  • The host organization’s address
  • The host organization’s internship supervisor
  • The host organization’s internship supervisor contact information
  • Your complete address while on the internship
  • Name of your program/department
  • The length of the internship (# of weeks or months)
  • Start and end dates of the internship (# of hours/week)
  • Whether the internship is paid or unpaid

5. A Travel Registry form will be created on Minerva, in which the student must log on to complete.

Note:

The Internships and Field Studies Office only accepts the "Déclaration relative à la participation d'un étudiant à une activité étudiante". No other form will be accepted.