Why an Internship?
The benefits of completing an internship placement include:
- Apply classroom learning to practical work environments.
Interns gain hands-on experience while exploring potential career paths.
- Be competitive in today’s job market.
Placements provide opportunities to build professional networks and expand career skills, preparing you for full-time recruitment after graduation.
- Get paid for your experience.
All placements are paid opportunities.
- Official recognition.
Internship placements are supported by the Faculty and recognized by the University as a notation on the official student transcript. This recognition can add great value to grad school and/or future employment applications.
Internships are just one of the opportunities made possible through the Faculty’s Experiential Education office. The office also coordinates undergraduate awards, such as Student Experience Grants and Undergraduate Student Research Awards and offers unpaid Career Placements, which are job shadow opportunities, and Academic Placements, which are community-based experiences that are part of a specific academic course.
Visit the Experiential Education office page for more information on all of the services offered to Social Sciences students.
Employers Interested in Hiring McMaster Social Sciences Students
|3M Canada||Milton Community Resource Centre|
|ArcelorMittal Dofasco||Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade|
|Bank of Canada||Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure|
|Canada Pension Plan Investment Board||Ministry of Research and Innovation|
|Canadian Tire||Ministry of Transportation|
|City of Hamilton||National Capital Commission|
|Communications Security Establishment Canada||Natural Resources Canada|
|Competition Bureau Canada||Neighbour to Neighbour Centre|
|Ericsson||North Hamilton Community Health Centre|
|Federal Economic Development Agency - Business, Innovation and Community Development||Northern Policy Institute|
|Fendrihan Ltd.||Office of Religious Freedom|
|Fiat Chrysler Automobile||Office of the Treasury Board|
|Gerdau||Olivieri, a division of Catelli Foods Corp.|
|GM||Ontario Tourism Education Corporation|
|Grand Challenges Canada||PATH Employment Services|
|Green Venture||Peel Regional Police|
|Hamilton Health Sciences||Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Group|
|Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board||PGA TOUR Canada|
|Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario||Ratehub.ca|
|Hoffmann-La Roche Canada Ltd.||Sanofi Pasteur Limited|
|Husky Energy||Service Canada|
|IESO||Siemens Canada Limited|
|International Development Research Centre||SKURA|
|Janssen (part of Johnson and Johnson)||Toronto Hydro|
|Johnson & Johnson||TORQUE Strategies|
|Loblaw||Town of Saugeen Shores|
|Manulife||YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford|