Internships and travel abroad
You will become internationalists through your training with us, but we want you to quickly gain international experience as soon as possible. Learn more about your options.
Internships for credit outside Québec
If you have chosen the course-based master’s degree, you will have the choice of doing an international internship out of province or abroad. This is invaluable work experience, often leading directly to employment within the organization.
Financial support: several scholarship programs can help you meet your needs during your out-of-province internship.
- Out-of-province internship program of the International Office
- Student mobility program (internships) of Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ)
- AELIÉS educational grants program
- Scholarships from the Graduate School of International Studies
- Student Awards and Financial Aid Office
For-credit internships: The process of obtaining approval for a for-credit internship and registering for internship credits is described in the section on internship approval and registration procedure on the course-based master’s degree page.
University exchange programs
During your master’s degree, you can take part in a student exchange and do one semester at a university abroad. Three programs offer this opportunity:
- The International Profile program
- The BCI Québec Student Exchange Program
- The General Student Exchange Agreement Program (Programme Ententes générales d’échanges d’étudiants)
Research data collection trips
Financial support: Canadian citizens and permanent residents on a for-credit data collection stay of at least 8 consecutive weeks outside the province of Québec may apply to the International Office for a scholarship under the out-of-province internship or research mobility program.
Master’s and doctoral students who wish to experience life outside Québec while acquiring additional skills have access to 3 short-stay mobility scholarship programs through the International Office:
- Out-of-province scientific communications scholarship
- Scholarship for attending out-of-province summer universities
- Scholarship for attending an out-of-province course
Extracurricular activities that open a window on the world
International organization simulations usually take place outside the country, for example the Model League of Arab States in Birmingham, UK, or the Model United Nations in New York. While Université Laval trade missions can send you around the globe.