One-of-a-kind opportunities and a stimulating environment!


When we thought about the Master’s program in Public and International Affairs, one of our main objectives was to create a challenging, multidisciplinary academic program that would include a host of opportunities to allow our students to experience unique opportunities likely to prepare them well for the job market.


Internships in Canadian Embassies abroad

The School offers its students the possibility of undertaking an internship of several months in certain Canadian embassies abroad. Provided they meet the program's conditions, the students are matched with the embassies according to their interests and skill sets. The Faculty of Social Sciences offers financial support to offset a part of the costs of the stay.

*Only available for the MA in Public and International Affairs.

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CO-OP Program

Apply concepts you learn in class through paid work terms. You’ll get not just a degree showing that you participated in CO-OP program but also approximately 16 months of experience in your field of study and a network of valuable contacts.

*Only available for the MA in Public and International Affairs.

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International Internships 

Go abroad and get valuable work experience while learning about another country and culture. For more information, please see the international internships page. 

*Only available for the MA in Public and International Affairs.

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GSPIA Student Association

The GSPIA Student Association is a great way to connect with your fellow students.

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Centre for International Policy Studies

The Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) holds dozens of events, roundtables, lectures and conferences that are free for GSPIA students to attend. It also sponsors a graduate student journal.

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