Experiential Learning and Internships
United Nations Practicum
Each year the University sends a delegation to participate in the National Model United Nations (NMUN) simulation, held in New York City. In the year-long experiential course that is attached to this simulation student team members develop and improve their public speaking, negotiation, analytical analysis and writing skills in a practical environment.
European Union Study Tour and Internship Program
Every year the Department is able to send up to two students on the European Study Tour and Internship program. This program brings a small number of students from universities across Canada to a three week immersion course in the European Union including visits to its major institutions, located in Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Frankfurt. In addition to the Study Tour, the Network offers a number of qualified participants internship opportunities with EU institutions and other organizations following completion of the tour. Most internships are for two months but Internships of longer duration are often available.
For more information, see the overall program website.
Nicholas Bachand Canadian Civil Society Internship
The Nicholas Bachand Canadian Civil Society Internship is intended to provide a practical work-experience related to the Political Studies program. The internship is intended to enable students to contribute to the well-being of Canadian society by participating in voluntary and non-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Since its inception, the Bachand intern has worked with the Townshippers’ Association, a non-profit organization in the Eastern Townships during the school year.
International Development Internship/International Studies Internship
Students may also earn credits for internships of at least 4 weeks that they set up on their own.
In the past 7 years, various students have interned with organizations or with community groups working in Austria, Costa Rica, France, India, Lebanon, Peru, Switzerland, Tanzania, and Thailand among other regions through this option.