1. We are now offering Virtual International Internships!
    1. Eligibility
    2. Application
    3. Funding
    4. Student Experience
    5. Contact

We are now offering Virtual International Internships!

Given the current circumstances with COVID-19, we are now offering a virtual internship experience. A virtual international internship is an opportunity to work internationally for academic credit, and is typically unpaid. Internships are an excellent way to gain real-world work experience, develop contacts in your field and build your resume to market yourself for future career opportunities.

Internship details are as follows:

  • Internships are available in the fall, winter and summer term
  • Internships start at 6-weeks and can be customized to fit your course schedule
  • Positions are unpaid, but students receive academic credit as part of their internship (Course: GINS 3930 is half a credit for a 6-week internship, GINS 3931 is a full credit for a 12-week internship)


In order to be eligible for the program, students must:

  • have a minimum 6.5 CGPA
  • have 2nd year standing by the time they start their internship
  • be registered in an Undergraduate degree program at Carleton




Students enrolled in this program are eligible for the International Internship Bursary, which provides up to $2,500 in funding for these experiences.

Student Experience

Dana, a third year Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) student, completed a virtual internship throughout the summer 2020 semester with Emzingo, an international organization that uses social impact and leadership development projects to address global challenges. Read about her experience below!

Female student smiling, leaning against a wall with her hands in her pockets.

¡Hola! My name is Dana and I am a third year BGInS student. Summer 2020 created an opportunity for me to complete my International Experience Requirement (IER) virtually.

In the beginning, I was disappointed to have missed out on the travel experience and had some doubts that I would still have an impactful experience. By the end of my orientation week I had a notebook full of personal and professional skills!

The journey was one of great discovery; since day one, my cohorts and I learned about Peruvian culture and its history. We learned about design thinking and prototyping, but most of all I learned a lot about ourselves. One session in particular helped me understand the importance of setting expectations, how to set them in a healthy way, and how the mind uses memories to anticipate these expectations.

Finally, the connection I built with my mentors will last me a lifetime. I have plans to travel to Peru in the near future to visit them and hopefully work in their shadow towards socially and environmentally sustainable solutions.


Please contact international.internships@carleton.ca to find out more!