Science Internships and Field Studies

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 information on 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, as well as qualified students in other undergraduate degrees or programs, including majors in Environment, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, and Psychology. 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 registered as a full time student before and after the IP or the IYS is completed.
  • You must have completed at least 27 credits and have at least 12 credits remaining in your degree program.
  • Your CGPA must be 2.7 or higher.
  • International McGill students are eligible to apply to summer IP and IYS positions (unless otherwise indicated on the job posting). Restrictions apply; interested students should consult the Internship Officer.

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 are a student in the Faculty of Science and 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 Internship Program designation (e.g., Bachelor of Science – Computer Science - Internship Program).

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, Arctic, 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—2019-2020 (last updated Mar. 8, 2019) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Science—2019-2020 (last updated Mar. 8, 2019) (disclaimer)