Internships provide real world experience to those looking to explore or gain the relevant knowledge and skills required to enter into a particular career field.
Internships are relatively short term in nature with the primary focus on getting some on the job training and taking what’s learned in the classroom and applying it to the real world. Interns generally have a supervisor who assigns specific tasks and evaluates the interns overall work. Many students do internships to gain relevant experience in a particular career field as well as to get exposure to determine if they have a genuine interest in the field. They are an excellent way to begin building those all important connections that are invaluable in developing and maintaining a strong professional network for the future.
Try combining an internship with an international opportunity and you're doubling the benefit!
Opportunities are available around the world and in almost every discipline.
Anywhere you can think of (and you’re accepted)!
MacEwan is partnered with the following internship programs:
The Alberta Saxony Internship Program (ASIP)
Location: Saxony, Germany
AB - Saxony Power Point
The Alberta Smithsonian Internship Program (ASIP)
Location: Washington, D.C., USA, Sydney, Australia and London, England
ASIP Power Point
The Washington Centre for Internships
Location: Washington D.C
TWC Canada Initiative
Location: Australia and New Zealand
Many private organizations also offer internship opportunities, so take some time to search out a great opportunity for you! Here are a few websites to whet your appetite:
Internships for Canadians
Center for Global Education
CIDA's International Internship Program
Youth Action's Internship ProgramYoung Professional International
Each program has different application processes and deadlines. See the program website for more information on the application process and deadlines.
**We are happy to read any of your application documents, but we need to see them at least two weeks before the deadline.