Unpaid internships are awesome. Think about it - a company invites you to work for them with the knowledge that you have no practical experience. It's the ultimate education in the field without the risk of getting fired, and assuming you don't mess up royally, you get an awesome reference, or even a job waiting for you when you graduate. Frankly, I'm suspicious of any university program that doesn't require an interning experience.\nMontreal is currently chock-full of internship opportunities, so here I've compiled what seemed like the ones that looked the most fun - or at least like they'd look really interesting on a CV.\n1. Public Relations at MTL Blog\nIdeal For: Students studying Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or related fields.\nThe Job: Social monitoring, responding to email inquiries, opportunities, responding to social engagements in realtime, posting social media updates, light copy editing, crisis management.\nThe time commitment: 15-20 hours per week, for a 3 month period.\nThe Perks: Get first hand experience, attend special events, network with media and influencers in the city.\nFull description here.\n2. Brewing Intern at Labatt Breweries\nIdeal for: Those in STEM programs who love beer\nThe job: Assisting in every step of brewing beer, from administrative tasks to the brewing itself\nThe time commitment: Undetermined\nThe perks: Which other chemistry major is going to have "Beer Brewing" on their résumé? It's an instantly interesting conversation at a job interview! Not to mention you'll learn how to brew beer - which has got to come in handy at some point.\nFull description here.\n3. Farm to Fork Internship at Provender\nIdeal for: A bilingual student with a background in technology, agriculture, and/or gastronomy\nThe job: Using social media and face-to-face meetings to help restaurants connect with local farmers\nThe time commitment: Undetermined\nThe perks: You get to help your community create sustainable food systems and you will get a unique perspective of the relationship between the farmer and the chef, which will make you stand out when you're trying to get a job later.\nFull description here.\n4. Events Assistant at The McCord Museum\nIdeal for: Bilingual students, with driver's licenses, who are interested in history or event planning\nThe job: Helping to coordinate events at the museum, from scheduling to finding sponsors\nThe time commitment: 35 hours per week for a minimum of three months\nThe perks: You're working with an established museum and you'll create great contacts through the networking required in the job.\nFull description here.\n5. Operations and Customer Service Lead at Style Nine to Five\nIdeal for: A fashion junkie interested in the inner workings of an online business\nThe job: Managing inventory and dealing with customers\nThe time commitment: At least 3-4 days a week with possible additional hours outside of the office\nThe perks: You'll learn a lot about running an online business while building your professional persona with all of the customer service work.\nFull description here.\n6. Editorial Interns at FLARE Magazine\nIdeal for: Those interested in fashion and/or journalism (or who watch The Devil Wears Prada and weren't horrified)\nThe job: Assisting the editor in your chosen department (more than one internship is available!)\nThe time commitment: Four months starting in September, January, or May\nThe perks: It's an english-language magazine internship this side of Manhattan. That should be enough for anybody.\nFull description here.\n7. Journalist Internship - Radio-Canada Newsroom, Winter-Spring 2016\nIdeal for: Journalism students who are fluent in french\nThe job: Assisting behind the scenes in Radio-Canada's newsroom\nThe time commitment: Vague, but it does not seem to be a long internship\nThe perks: Working for Radio-Canada with having to go to Toronto\nFull description here.\n8. Gameplay Programmer at Ubisoft\nIdeal for: Computer programming majors who have always dreamed of making video games as a living\nThe job: Programming video games and assisting in some other tasks\nThe time commitment: Undetermined\nThe perks: It's freaking Ubisoft!\nFull descriptions here.\n9. Student Interns at BMO Bank of Montreal\nIdeal for: Students studying commerce, business, statistics, management, and/or STEM subjects with an interest in banking\nThe job: Anything from customer service to analysis and research to computer programming, depending on the internship you choose\nThe time commitment: Undetermined\nThe perks: They seem to have a well-organized internship program and they will give you a job when you graduate if they like you.\nFull description here.\n10. Fashion Marketing Intern at 3 Paradis\nIdeal for: A fashionista majoring in marketing, merchandising, or public relations\nThe job: A combination of managing the company's social media and helping with sales and organization\nThe time commitment: 2-5 days per week\nThe perks: It puts you foot in the door of the fashion industry, and it's hands-on experience in a growing business.\nFull description here.