Science Internships and Field Studies

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Science Internships and Field Studies

The Science Internships & Field Studies Office promotes field studies and internship opportunities to interested students seeking hands-on experience. The office coordinates the field study semesters offered through the Faculty of Science and provides internship opportunities to students who are in Science programs at McGill. Whether you decide to participate in a field study semester or apply classroom theory to practice, the Science Internships & Field Studies Office will offer you assistance in your decision.

Internship Program: Industrial Practicum (IP) and Internship Year in Science (IYS)

Internship Program: Industrial Practicum (IP) and Internship Year in Science (IYS)

The Internship Program is open to all Science undergraduate students. An internship is a career-related, professionally supervised, paid work term done during your undergraduate degree in a field related to your studies. Participating in an internship offers you the chance to add a practical element to your studies, to solidify your career goals, to gain some valuable experience, and to earn money. Internships may have a basis in research. To be eligible to apply:

  • You must be a full-time undergraduate student in Science before and after the IP or the IYS is completed.
  • You must have completed at least 27 credits and should have at least 12 credits remaining in your degree program.
  • Your CGPA must be 2.7 or higher.
  • International students are eligible to apply to all IYS positions (unless otherwise indicated in the job posting) and to summer IPs (provided the student has an off-campus work permit).

The program features the Industrial Practicum (4 months) and the Internship Year in Science (8, 12, 16 months).

Internship Program Designation

The Internship Program will also give you the opportunity to enhance your degree: if you complete two Industrial Practica (IP) or participate in an Internship Year in Science (IYS), the name of your program will change to include the word internship (e.g., Bachelor of Science – Internship Program – Biology).

For more information on IP and IYS, please see www.mcgill.ca/science/programs/internships.

Field Study and Study Abroad

Field Study and Study Abroad

McGill's Field Study Semester programs (in Africa, Barbados, and Panama) are research-based, as are many shorter field courses offered by the Departments of Biology, Earth & Planetary Sciences, and Geography. See Study Abroad & Field Studies > Undergraduate > Opportunities for Field Study and Study Abroad and www.mcgill.ca/science/student/internships-field for more information about these programs and courses.

B.Sc. Global Designation

B.Sc. Global Designation

The above internship and study abroad opportunities form part of a special B.Sc. Global designation awarded to eligible students at graduation; visit www.mcgill.ca/science/programs/bsc-global for more information.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 17, 2017) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Science—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 17, 2017) (disclaimer)