1. What is an International Internship?
    1. Eligibility
    2. Application
    3. Funding
    4. Dates and Deadlines for 2019/20
    5. Contact

What is an International Internship?

An 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 take place during the summer term
  • Internships are between 6 and 12 weeks, and equivalent to full-time work (35 hours per week)
  • Positions are unpaid, but students receive academic credit as part of their internship (Course: IPAF 3900 is half a credit for a 6-week internship, IPAF 3901 is a full credit for a 12-week internship)


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

  • have a minimum 7.0 CGPA
  • have 3rd year standing by the time they go abroad
  • be registered in an Undergraduate degree program at Carleton




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

Dates and Deadlines for 2019/20

  • October 18, 2019: Deadline to apply to take part in the International Internship Program for summer 2020
  • November 1, 2019: Applications for individual opportunities with specific organizations open
  • December 4, 2019: Deadline to apply for specific positions
  • January 31, 2020: Internships are secured
  • Feb 1- March 30, 2020 – Preparation (Visa, passport, apply for funding, travel arrangements)
  • April 8, 2020: Pre-departure Information Session
  • Summer 2020: Internships take place overseas


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