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Work, Volunteer & Travel Experiences

There are many chances to gain international experience during or after your time at Queen's. While these opportunities may not qualify for academic credit, they will broaden your experience and help you engage with the world around you.

​Intern Abroad
  • Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP): Internship offers challenging, career-related work experience for bright, motivated university students. The Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program, formerly known as "The Experience Option", offers 12 to 16-month work terms for Queen's students after 2nd or 3rd year. The program is open to Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Commerce students.

  • Intern Abroad Information (QUIC): Following the third or fourth year of a degree program is normally the time to go on an internship. It is usually a period of work directly related to your field of study, where you do some work in return for some practical experience, and in some cases you can have your expenses covered.

  • Queen's Go Abroad Fair (QUIC): Visit exhibitor booths where you can ask your questions about opportunities to study, work, volunteer, intern, travel, and/or teach English outside of Canada as well as find out about funding opportunities for your sojourn abroad.

  • AIESEC: The Global Internship Program (GIP) allows students and recent graduates to gain hands-on international experience related to their fields of study and experience. The program is open to candidates from a variety of backgrounds. The internships vary in duration.

Work Abroad
Volunteer Abroad
  • Queen's Go Abroad Fair (QUIC): Visit exhibitor booths where you can ask your questions about opportunities to study, work, volunteer, intern, travel, and/or teach English outside of Canada as well as find out about funding opportunities for your sojourn abroad.

  • Queen's Project on International Development (QPID): A student-run volunteer organization whose mission is to assist developing communities in Canada and abroad in improving their quality of life through local partnerships in country.

  • Queen's Health Outreach: Queen's Health Outreach (QHO) is an entirely student-run NGO dedicated to promoting health through needs-based peer education initiatives both locally and internationally. In addition to publishing a web-based health and development publication, students from diverse faculties plan and implement health-based curricula in elementary schools, high schools, and community groups. QHO members aim to enhance sustainability and effectiveness by partnering with like-minded organizations wherever they work. Each year, QHO holds an Annual General Meeting in mid-September and hires Peer-Educators early in the Fall semester. Donations are welcome.

  • Career Services: Volunteering: Tips for finding volunteer positions.

  • Volunteering Abroad (QUIC): Volunteer work is a great way to contribute to the global community and also foster personal growth. You can learn a lot about yourself by volunteering to help others. There is a wide range of opportunities available, with many different organizations.

  • The International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR): An organization committed to advancing the concept of community based rehabilitation (CBR) practice in partnership with persons with disabilities and their communities around the world.

Teach English Abroad
  • Queen's Go Abroad Fair (QUIC): Visit exhibitor booths where you can ask your questions about opportunities to study, work, volunteer, intern, travel, and/or teach English outside of Canada as well as find out about funding opportunities for your sojourn abroad.

  • Teach English Abroad (QUIC): Many companies do not require an Education degree, or even any ESL experience. Find courses for obtaining TESL qualifications and other ESL resources.

Travel Abroad
  • Queen's Go Abroad Fair (QUIC): Visit exhibitor booths where you can ask your questions about opportunities to study, work, volunteer, intern, travel, and/or teach English outside of Canada as well as find out about funding opportunities for your sojourn abroad.

  • Alumni Travel Program: Organizes international travel tours for Queen's alumni and members of the Queen's community.