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A compulsory component of the MA in Global Governance and optional requirement of both the PhD in Global Governance and the Master of International Public Policy, the internship term is designed to give students valuable work experience with professional organizations working in the field of global governance. MAGG students have the option of completing their internship in either the third or fourth semesters of the program. Although the programs do not guarantee paid internship positions, they have, in the past, offered financial support to students in cases in which the costs associated with the internship have been considered exceptional.

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Master of Arts in Global Governance Internships

Internships are an integral part of the Master of Global Governance program. They are designed to give students valuable work experience with professional organizations working in the field of global governance. Students in the MA in Global Governance program have the option of completing their internship in either the third or fourth semesters of the program.

Since 2007, students have interned at a variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations, some of which include:

Accountable Now (Berlin, Germany)
Amnesty International (Ottawa, Canada; Johannesburg, South Africa)
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland (Rovaniemi, Finland)
The Berkeley Food Institute (Berkeley, USA)
Bonn International Centre for Conversion (Bonn, Germany)
The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Council (Toronto, Canada)
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (Ottawa, Canada)
The Canadian Embassy in Serbia (Belgrade, Serbia)
The Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC (Washington, DC, USA)
The Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (Ottawa, Canada)
The Carter Center (Atlanta, USA)
The Centre for Science and Environment (New Delhi, India)
The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta, Indonesia)
The Centre for Trade Policy and Law (Ottawa, Canada)
The Child Welfare League of Canada (Ottawa, Canada)
Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand)
The City of Porto Alegre (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
CIVICUS: The World Alliance for Citizen Participation (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (Doha, Qatar)
Environment and Climate Change Canada (Ottawa, Canada)
FLACSO (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
The Frankfurt Peace Research Institute (Frankfurt, Germany)
The G8/G20 Research Group, University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
GAVI (The Vaccine Alliance) (Geneva, Switzerland)
Global Affairs Canada (Ottawa, Canada)
Global Arena Research Institute (Prague, Czech Republic)
The Gordon Foundation (Toronto, Canada)
Health Canada (Ottawa, Canada)
IFEX: The Global Network for Free Expression (Toronto, Canada)
The Institute on Governance (Ottawa, Canada)
The International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington, USA)
International Institute for Environment and Development (London, United Kingdom)
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (Winnipeg, Canada)
The International Organization for Migration (Pretoria, South Africa)
ISEAL Alliance (London, United Kingdom)
Mines Action Canada (Ottawa, Canada)
The National Security Archives (Washington, DC, USA)
Natural Resources Canada (International Affairs Division) (Ottawa, Canada)
Nexos Communitarious (Cuncani, Peru)
The Nobel Women’s Initiative (Ottawa, Canada)
The Open Technology Institute (Washington, DC, USA)
The Ontario Legislature Internship Program (Toronto, Canada)
Privy Council Office (Ottawa, Canada)
Project Ploughshares (Waterloo, Canada)
Search for Common Ground (Bujumbura, Burundi; Conakry, Guinea)
Scotia Bank (Toronto, Canada)
Stockholm Environment Institute (Stockholm, Sweden)
The Suzuki Foundation (Winnipeg, Canada)
UNICEF-UN Girls Education Initiative (New York, USA)
United Nations Development Programme (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Hanoi, Vietnam; Kathmandu, Nepal; Kiev, Ukraine; Jakarta, Indonesia; Panama City, Panama; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Windhoek, Namibia)
United Nations Industrial Development Office (Vienna, Austria)
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Yangon, Myanmar; Bangkok, Thailand)
United Nations World Food Programme (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
United Nations Secretariat (Strategic Communications Division, Dept of Public Information) (New York, USA)
United Nations Women (Istanbul, Turkey)

PhD Internships

After the completion of the comprehensive exams, students in the joint-PhD program may, during their second year, complete a four to six-month internship working on global governance issues in the public or private sector, at a research institute, or for a non-governmental organization. This optional internship experience is designed to enable students to make practical applications of the problems and principles they have studied and to equip them with relevant research and problem-solving skills. It is also designed to help students develop a dissertation research topic.

After completing the internship, students are required to present, in a public forum, a written account of the experience. This presentation will help the presenter think through the theoretical and/or empirical implications of their experience for the study of global governance, and will also contribute to the learning environment of other students in the program.

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