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Experience Makes a Difference

Internships are paid work opportunities in private, public and not-for-profit sectors that can either be part-time (5 to 25 hours per week) or full-time (26-40 hours per week) during the academic year and summer, and can last 4, 8, 12 or 16 months in duration.

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.

Explore the Possibilities

Other Experiences

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.

Office of Experiential Education

Opportunities Available in the the Public and Private Sectors

Employers Interested in Hiring McMaster Social Sciences Students

Green VentureJohnson and JohnsonPeel PoliceFiat CanadaGMHamilton Health SciencesMinistry of ResearchSiemensToronto Hydro

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
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