Internships

Internships

Gaining Real-World Experience at the BSIA

A compulsory component of the M.A. in Global Governance and optional requirement of both the Ph.D. 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. MAGG students who hold a CIGI Graduate Fellowship may count their required research work as fulfilling the internship requirement. 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.

Ph.D. Internships

After the completion of the comprehensive exams, students in the joint-Ph.D. 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.

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. Moreover, students who hold a CIGI Graduate Fellowship may count their required research work as fulfilling the internship requirement.

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

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 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)
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)
Global Affairs Canada (Ottawa, Canada)
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)
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)
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)
United Nations Development Programme (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Kiev, Ukraine; Jakarta, Indonesia; Panama City, Panama)
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Yangon, Myanmar; Bangkok, Thailand)
United Nations World Food Programme (Cambodia)
United Nations Secretariat (Strategic Communications Division, Dept of Public Information) (New York, USA)