Globalink Research Internship for International Applicants in Canada

  • Master
  • Stipend, accomodation + benefits
  • 23 September 2020
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Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from the following countries and regions: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States. From May to October of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.

Mitacs Globalink Research Internships are currently available at over 70 universities across Canada. For more information, please see our list of academic partners.

Globalink Research Internship alumni interested in returning to Canada for graduate studies are eligible for the Globalink Graduate Fellowship.​

Eligibility

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or combined undergraduate/master’s program with one to three semesters remaining in their program as of Fall 2021
  • Apply to a minimum of three, maximum of seven, projects and ensure selections are from at least three different Canadian provinces
  • Be fluent in the oral and written language of the project (English and/or French)
  • Be available to complete a 12 consecutive week internship between May 1 and October 31.

In addition there are specific eligibility criteria dependant on the country the student is from, check it under the header 'student information' on the link.

Benefits

  • Flight and student visa reimbursement
  • Accommodation and daily stipend
  • Medical insurance for the duration of the internship
  • Coordination with host institutions’ administrative offices to ensure a smooth arrival and registration process
  • Selection of a Globalink Mentor to assist with tasks including picking up students from the airport, escorting them to their residences, organizing social events, and acting as an emergency contact
  • Professional skills courses
  • Industry events, such as meetings with professors, government representatives, and business leaders

Application

Mitacs encourages you to start working on the following items before the call opens:

  • Confirmation that your passport issued by your home country is valid until at least January 2022
    • You are welcome to submit an application if you currently don’t have a valid passport. However, you’ll need to provide a copy of your passport if your application is approved
  • A reference letter from a professor
  • Your CV
  • Your academic transcripts (either English or French). If your university or institution cannot provide transcripts in either language, you are responsible for getting them translated and notarized.
    • Transcripts must be included in your application
  • English or French language proficiency tests may be required for some countries, Please check your country’s details for more information.

In the application, you’ll also be asked about:

  • Your academic discipline, program, and other educational information
  • Your research interests, skills, and achievements
  • Your reasons for pursuing research in Canada
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