Processing time to set up an internship depends on what type of internship you are applying for – online internships require on average four months and in-person internships up to six months. For specific dates and a guideline of steps and timelines for respective semesters, please see below.

"I feel that I have grown a lot personally in terms of being more independent, culturally aware and being more open to new ideas and proactive at everything I do. It was also an extremely eye-opening experience to me, as I was so close to the sustainability issues that are often discussed in lecture rooms but rarely experienced first-hand like I have in Bali."

– Elizabeth, Media & Communications in-person internship in Bali, Intern Abroad HQ

Specific internship dates

Select the respective semester below to see important dates for your application, processing, interviews, placement selection, and internship.

For summer terms, the internship will typically take place from May to August each year. The duration and schedule can be adjusted according to each student’s preference and availability.

To participate in an in-person internship

  • Application deadline: Closed
  • Application assessment and funding determination: November
  • Placement interview: November–December
  • Internship placement: January–February
  • Internship period: May–August

To participate in an online internship

  • Application deadline: Closed
  • Application assessment and funding determination: January
  • Placement interview: January–February
  • Internship placement: March–April
  • Internship period: May–August 

Dates are subject to change. Please check back regularly.

Applicants not selected during one semester are free to apply in the subsequent semester.

Learn more

Interested and want to find out more? Contact or join an information session.

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Note: The GSO program is a federally funded project and all participating students will need to create an online account on the GSO platform to complete a pre- and post-internship survey.

About Global Skills Opportunity

Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) is an integral component of the Government of Canada’s International Education Strategy. The program aims to empower post-secondary institutions to increase the participation of young Canadians—especially underrepresented students—in international learning opportunities both at home and abroad.