About Practicum

Local Opportunities

Available Opportunities

Career Trek | Spring or Fall 2021

Career Trek is a not-for-profit organization offering comprehensive career development programs across Manitoba. Career Trek helps young Manitobans to discover their full potential by providing them with hands-on learning opportunities designed to develop the skills, knowledge, and values necessary for future success. These experiences help to increase educational attainment, career satisfaction, and community stewardship levels. Programs are available for a variety of age ranges, starting with grade 5/6 students up into high-school.



LITE | Spring or Fall/Winter 2020/21

LITE (Local Investment Toward Employment) creates jobs for people in Winnipeg who have been held back from opportunities due to social and economic circumstances. The work is partnership-based and creates around 400 job experiences with participants accessing community-based organizations. LITE also runs a start-up social enterprise called LITE Shop that sells goods made by local businesses and social enterprises—all activities that support entrepreneurship and local hiring.



1JustCity | Spring or Fall 2021

1JustCity is an organization that supports three drop-in community centres in Winnipeg’s core neighbourhoods: West Broadway, the West End and Osborne Village. Their services include daily meals, art, senior’s programs, haircuts, showers, laundry, toiletries, and clean undergarments. In the winter months they also run the pop-up warming centre in Osborne Village: Just a Warm Sleep.



Local practicums cover a wide range of organizations. Looking for some ideas?

View or download a full list of Conflict Resolution Local Practicum Ideas

View or download a full list of International Development Local Practicum Ideas

Students may also find a position through a local volunteer agency or personal contacts.



Local placements are available for both Conflict Resolution Studies and International Development Studies majors. A local practicum can be completed on a part-time basis over one or two academic semesters. Students must volunteer with an organization for approximately 80 hours.

In addition to written requirements for all practicum placements, local practicums require participation in two practicum seminars.


Application for Local Practicum

  1. Consult with the Menno Simons College Academic Advisor to ensure that you have the prerequisites needed to apply for a practicum.
  2. At least two to three months prior to the start of a local practicum, do some research to find a suitable placement and present your idea(s) to the MSC Practicum Director for approval.
  3. If you are having difficulty finding a placement, the MSC Practicum Director can provide you with some possible organizations and identify people to contact. Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility to find a suitable placement.
  4. Submit a local practicum application form to the MSC Practicum Director.
  5. Receive permission from the MSC Practicum Director to register for the appropriate practicum course and register.

For more practicum opportunities, including local placements and international placements, contact MSC's Practicum Director

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