Covid-19 Internship Statement

The FAES undergraduate internship office continues to work with students and employers to facilitate Summer 2020 internships for FAES 200 and FAES 300. Due to the current public health emergency, we are exploring and encouraging ways in which students can gain valuable experience while remaining compliant with public health directives, government regulations, and travel bans.

Currently, all internship work for FAES 200 and FAES 300 must be performed remotely unless a special exemption has been granted through the FAES Internship Office. If an exemption is granted, employers must nevertheless ensure a secure workplace and follow all local and regional government directives.

If you are student, you may now enroll in FAES 200 or 300. Please contact the FAES Internships Officer to register.

Student funding continues to be available. The deadline for applying for internship funding has been moved from April 1st until April 8th. We understand that many students have not heard back from their potential employers as the public health emergency has made the employment situation uncertain. If you find yourself in this situation, please contact the FAES Internships Officer.

We recognize that this is an uncertain time and no one knows how the situation will change during the next few months. We recognize that this is a rapidly changing situation with different impacts in different geographic areas, and we are doing our best to be flexible and adaptable.

For additional information, or to speak with the internship officer about specific situations, please Kendra.Gray [at] (subject: Question%20about%20(enter%20subject)) (contact the Internships Officer).

- updated 8 April 2020

Bieler Family Internship Program

Harvesting skills

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)

Hands-on learning

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)

Glowing opportunities

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.

Questions? Contact Kendra Gray

Ms. Kendra Gray, Internship Officer
Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room MS2-082(b) | Tel: (514) 398-7924

In September 2009, the Bieler Family Internship Office opened 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.

Students receive recognition of this internship from McGill on their academic transcripts. Evaluation for the program is based on the completion of academic reports and 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.

The program is offered in the fall, winter and summer semesters and 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.

Making significant impact on students

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*From April 2010 to Sept 2019, data compiled Oct 2019

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