About our interns

We want to provide you with a resource who will make a significant contribution to your organization over the summer, so we choose our interns carefully. Most of our interns are in their third year of the Commerce program. To apply for an internship, a student must also have shown strong commitment to their academic studies.

By the end of the third year of Commerce studies at Mount Allison, prospective interns have been trained in accounting, marketing, and management. Many potential interns also have skills in technology or specific business functions, gained through previous work and life experience.

Our students are used to small classes, where they’re encouraged to raise questions and even challenge their professors. As a result, they tend to be curious, enthusiastic, and willing to take on any challenge you can give them.

Meet some of the students who completed an internship in the summer of 2017:


Tanner WilsonTanner Wilson, Online retailer

Throughout the internship reflection process, I developed a better understanding of how to apply my MtA studies to the workplace. I faced various challenges that required me to step out of my comfort zone. I learned a lot about myself and truly enjoyed my summer!





Matthew CrossMatthew Cross, Federal government organization
I spent the summer working on developing multilateral agreements and assisting with negotiations on hemispheric security, anti-corruption, and the Venezuelan crisis; writing ambassadorial speeches; and working on preparations for the 47th Regular Session of the General Assembly.  I gained a wealth of knowledge on the particulars of international diplomacy, a deep understanding of the conventions of speech crafting, and a solid understanding of the rigours of report-writing.



Keifer BellKeifer Bell, Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies

My internship taught me to work outside of my comfort zone in an office environment. I learned that asking questions is a useful thing to take advantage of and a huge benefit in my learning.






Olivia FeschukOlivia McCulloch Feschuk, Law Firm
I learned more, about both myself and about working in a law firm, than I ever could have imagined possible. My internship taught me about the strong importance of asking questions and taking all opportunities, especially when doing so puts you out of your comfort zone. This is truly where the magic happens.




Kennedy PopeKennedy Pope, Commercial real estate company
I was given valuable experience working in all different areas of business, which is something I never could have imagined. The company allowed me to learn about myself.






Keil AmbursleyKeil Ambursley, Funeral company

From learning new skills, building relationships, and exercising my knowledge from school, I have amazing things to say about my experience.






James TurnbullJames Turnbull, Brewing company

My internship gave me an opportunity to gain real-life business experience with a built-in Mount Allison University connection from the beginning. I was able to gain a relationship with senior management on a deep level, and those interactions have been priceless for me. My confidence level has grown immensely.




To explore the benefits a Mount Allison internship could bring your organization, contact Dr. Sandy MacIver, Director of the Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies: smaciver@mta.ca or 506-364-2202.