Recruitment for this program is now closed.
Common Threads through the Commonwealth Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program aims to achieve a gender balance of 50% and to encourage students from a diversity of academic, geographic and social backgrounds. The Institute for Health and Social Policy is committed to equity and diversity in recruitment. We highly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, people of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and those who are the first generation of their family to attend postsecondary studies. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like this to be considered for equity recruitment.
All candidates must be citizens of a Commonwealth country. Canadian interns need to be enrolled at McGill in the winter 2019 term and be eligible to receive a summer term internship award at McGill. Please refer to award eligibility for Summer term internships. Note that one of the primary goals of the CTC-QES program is to help develop younger generations of innovative leaders and community builders. Thus there is no exception for the age requirements listed below.
CTC-QES Internships for McGill students
To be eligible for a 3-4 month internship in a Commonwealth country you must be:
- Registered and remain enrolled at McGill throughout the duration of award as a senior undergraduate or graduate student
- Under the age of 35
- Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Proficient in the language of instruction of the Commonwealth host country
- Involved in community engagement activities in Canada
- Available for training in the winter semester and knowledge-sharing activities in the fall semester
- Able to spend 3-4 months abroad in the summer semester
Internships will be at least 90 days, 35 hours per week, and will comply with all employment and immigration legislation of their host country. International placements cannot take place in a region where there is a Canadian travel advisory. While student preferences will be considered, the IHSP will place students for the 2019 cohort according to partners’ needs and capacity.
All Canadian interns must receive credit for their international activities. The IHSP will help to facilitate this process, but students should also look into their home departments' policies regarding internships for credit and fieldwork. The Arts Internship Office can provide support to students to receive arts credits, and some departments will permit special topics credits for study abroad semesters.
Canadian scholars and interns: All application documents should be sent to the student affairs administrator: studentadmin.ihsp [at] mcgill.ca. Please include “CTC-QE Scholarship Program” in the subject line. Personal statements should be no more than 10 pages, 1.5 line spacing. Canadian students who would like to apply to both programs can do so in one application by using the designated template. Application documents:
1. A personal statement using the following template: Personal Statement Form 2019
2. Cover letter
5. and 6. Two letters of recommendation must be sent directly from your referees, and should include CTC-QES in the subject line.
All applications will be evaluated based on:
- Research experience and analytical skills
- The CTC-QES program’s relevance for a candidate's future goals
- Leadership and community engagement
- Ability to work independently and field preparedness
- Interest/compatibility with CTC-QES mandate to explore innovative and promising community approaches to address key challenges to health, well-being and equity across the Commonwealth
- The receiving institution’s capacity to support the candidate
- Academic performance and/or professionalism (for internship placements)
McGill students who are selected for interviews will be contacted in early February 2019.
Antigua and Barbuda
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Questions can be directed to the IHSP Student Affairs Administrator at studentadmin.ihsp [at] mcgill.ca.