Internship Opportunities

Queen’s and it’s partners offer many opportunities for internships, practicum placements, clinical placements, and work experience. Some opportunities are part of your program, so please contact the Graduate Coordinator of your academic program to investigate these opportunities further.

Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that delivers unique research and training programs across Canada. In partnership with companies, government, and academia, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada’s most valuable resource – its people.


Mitacs Accelerate is Canada’s premier research internship program for all disciplines. Interns broaden their impact by connecting with private-sector organizations and applying their skills to new challenges.

  • Each four-month internship provides a $10,000 minimum intern stipend/salary and up to $5,000 for project expenses
  • Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are eligible
  • Projects range in duration from four months to multi-year, multi-disciplinary collaborations

You can learn more about Mitacs Opportunities in this informational video.

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

Faculty members and PhD holders interested in the policy-making process can participate in a 12-month fellowship through the Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship program that embeds them within government offices. Fellows gain professional policy experience and can become leading policy voices in Canada’s academic community

The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program supports the training and mentoring of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that:

  • Encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, and address significant scientific challenges associated with Canada’s research priorities
  • Facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce

A collaboration between Queen’s Career Services and the SGSPA, the QDIUA program provides a unique opportunity for PhD candidates to learn more about the university administrative environment through an internship with an administrative unit at Queen’s University. During the program, doctoral students will strengthen and expand their professional skills by working alongside experienced administrators outside of their academic programs. Through a combination of mentoring and participation in meaningful projects and tasks, interns will contribute to the day-to-day operations of the University while expanding their professional network and exploring careers in academic administration.

For more details, visit the QDIUA page.

Ontario Brain Institute – has both training and internship opportunities. For more details visit the Ontario Brain Institute website.

Teaching at Tübingen - The University of Tübingen’s Institutional Strategy provides financial support for expanding the number of courses it offers in English and for promoting the teaching competence of post-doctoral fellows or of PhD students who are at an advanced stage of their studies. This call for applications is especially focused on our strategic partner universities in the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU). We welcome applications from MNU advanced PhD students or post-doctoral fellows who would like to expand their teaching experience while simultaneously expanding their research horizons with a working stay in Germany under the Teach-at-Tübingen (T@T) Program.

Visit the University of Tübingen’s website

AISEC Global Internship Program - Visit the AIESEC website for an explanation of our member and exchange programs. All questions can be addressed to