The internship is a core part of the MGA program. At the Munk School, you will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience in top-tier corporations, international and national institutions, and civil society organizations.
The summer internship program is a 10-16 week placement that puts you at the centre of global policy-making, giving you an opportunity to apply and develop your interdisciplinary knowledge and skills.
Our Global Internship Coordinator is dedicated to supporting our students in securing their internships through strategic professional development programming and one on one career support. You will have the opportunity to work with our MGA internship partners or to find your own role with the support of the MGA team. Past MGA internship partners have included the World Bank, OECD, UNICEF, Global Affairs Canada, Manulife, KPMG, and the UN Environment Program (UNEP), among others.
For questions about MGA Internships please contact our Global Internships Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah Sutherland, MGA '20
"For my MGA internship, I worked at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in their Disarmament, Peace, and Security department. In this capacity, I represented Canada at international meetings and worked with other country offices in areas such as gender equality, getting more women involved in the security field, and creating constructive discussions around disarmament issues. This position also gave me the opportunity to attend UN conferences, including the Conference on Disarmament, the Human Rights Commission, the Economic and Social Council, and various treaty body meetings.
The experience allowed me to gain a plethora of new communication and organizational skills that I continue to use in my career [since] the MGA Program. By working with other country offices, I was able to better develop my interpersonal skills and effectively prioritize my work. All of the skills I gained in this position not only allowed me to come back to the Munk School more equipped for our Capstone project, but also prepared me for work after school, as my supervisors always treated me like a fellow colleague rather than just an intern.”