Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program

The Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) provides you with a 12 to 16 month accredited work experience. Due to the longer work term (compared to a 4-month co-op), you have an opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way and employers are highly motivated to maximize their time and investment.

QUIP internships are competitively paid, professionally supervised, career-related positions designed to offer second or third-year students the opportunity to learn about current advances, practices and technologies in business and industry. In return, you’ll bring to the workplace creativity and a fresh approach, a high level of enthusiasm and commitment, a drive to succeed and a pronounced willingness to learn.

Internships start in May, September, and January, but you can register for QUIP and job-hunt throughout the year.

Whether you are trying on a career for size, establishing a competitive edge, or enhancing your degree, a QUIP internship will allow you to:

  • Take a break from academics and test drive a career in your field of interest
  • Earn a competitive salary (ranging from $30-$55,000) while retaining student status
  • Add the “Professional Internship” designation to your degree
  • Learn and develop the skills employers want from new graduates
  • Return to your final year of studies with renewed energy and deeper understanding of course materials
  • Make connections with industry leaders and build your professional network

Registering for QUIP provides you with:

  • Exclusive access to the QUIP job board and cross-industry employers hiring students for start dates in May, September, and January
  • Freedom to decide when you want to start, which opportunities to apply to, and which offers to accept
  • Relevant resources and support from a dedicated team of QUIP coordinators to offer you the support you need, provide you access to internship job search skill development, one-on-one advising, and more

Registering for QUIP is easy:

  1. Download the Faculty of Arts and Science Registration Form
  2. Follow the steps on the “How to Register for QUIP” tab on the Career Services QUIP website

If you are a computing student, please visit: https://www.cs.queensu.ca/undergraduate/internships/quip.php


Wondering what the QUIP process looks like? Internships start in May, September, and January. Below is an example of a typical QUIP intern’s pathway to internship.

  1. Attend an Information Session about the Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program
  2. Register for QUIP
  3. Sign up and attend the required QUIP-specific workshops prior to applying to positions
  4. Consider booking an advising appointment with a QUIP Coordinator to receive support with resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, internship search strategy, and offer decision making should you need it
  5. Check the QUIP job board regularly to browse up-to-date opportunities and apply
  6. Follow job application procedures as outlined in each job description
  7. Attend interviews as requested by employers

Registration in QUIP is ongoing. We recommend registering as early as possible to maximize the time available for attending workshops, one-on-one advising appoints, and exploring internship opportunities. Once you have been successful in securing an internship, you will be enrolled in the relevant INTN courses required for a 12-16 month internship (course fees apply).


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Have an idea for a venture you want to develop? Our Entrepreneurial Stream might be for you!

Participating in the QUIP Entrepreneurial Stream will allow you to pursue an entrepreneurial endeavor for a period of 12-16 months, while earning internship credits that lead to the ‘with Professional Internship’ designation upon graduation.

Students may take up the Entrepreneurial Stream of QUIP through the following pathways:

These opportunities provide structure, community, and support during the internship year.  Fees are due for any course enrollments required for the selected QUIP stream.



QUIP Team: quip@queensu.ca

Faculty of Arts and Science

Experiential Learning and Programming Team: asc.el@queensu.ca