The Munk School of Global Affairs offers students internships in top-tier international and national institutions, businesses, and civil-society organizations.
About the MGA Internship
MGA students are required to participate in a mandatory summer internship between their first and second year of the program. With access to professionals at world-leading organizations, the MGA internship experience is an essential learning experience and an important bridge to future employment. The internship sets out to clarify career goals, enhance professional networks, and develop a comprehensive skill-set required to succeed in the ever-competitive global environment.
Past internships offered placements with the World Bank, NATO, Bombardier, World Trade Organization, OECD, Shanghai Institute, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, State Bank of Pakistan, Global Financial Integrity, UN Environment Program, International Criminal Court, and the Government of Canada DFAIT, to name but a few.
About the Process
MGA staff will guide and advise students through the application process from start to finish, including preparation for the experience abroad. The process includes an internship orientation, a one-on-one consultation with the internships director, a résumé workshop, a proposal writing workshop, a pre-departure orientation with the university’s safety abroad office, and ongoing support as needed.
Internships run for a minimum of 8 weeks, however based on past experience of students and partners alike, may run as long as 16 weeks. Students receive a half credit for the summer internship and a grade of pass/fail. Upon completing the internship, students will submit an internship report, per specific guidelines, and a post-internship supervisor evaluation form completed by their immediate supervisor.
For more information please contact Caroline Cardarople, Graduate Internship & Placement Assistant at email@example.com
Where in the world?
The map shows where students had internships in summer 2012.
Two MGA students interned with Lumana in Ghana.
One MGA student interned with the UN International Labour Organization in Geneva.
One MGA student interned with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris.
One MGA student interned with the International NGO Training & Research Centre in Kyrgyzstan.
Washington D.C., USA
One MGA student interned with Global Financial Integrity and three MGA students with the World Bank in Washington D.C.