Type of Program:
In a business environment disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian organizations are being challenged as never before. Help solve those challenges with a four-month $10,000 internship by outstanding business students. Your contribution? Only $5,000.
The Business Strategy Internship (BSI) is a four-month internship program designed to give students the opportunity to develop a strategic analysis for an organization to help restore or modify business operations in the new economic environment.
Throughout the internship, Mitacs provides professional development opportunities to students through our e-Campus, EDGE.
Comments on Funding:
Participating partner organizations will contribute $5,000 for a total award of $10,000 to be used towards a student stipend.
When It Ends:
Academic institutions must:
Academic supervisors must:
Partner organizations must:
Students identify an academic supervisor and an organization supervisor and submits their project proposal to the academic institution.
Academic institutions review and approve the proposals, submit a list of approved projects to Mitacs and provide a link to students for Mitacs's online application system, RAP.
Students create a RAP online profile and upload theor project proposal.
Academic supervisor and organization supervisor will also upload contact information into the RAP.
Upon review and approval, Mitacs releases Outcome Letter to participants. The project begins.
Applicants must submit their project proposals first to the Academic institution, and after approval on Mitacs's online application system, RAP.
Other Things to Note:
Due to COVID-19, in-person check-ins with academic supervisors may be difficult to complete. Are virtual check-ins acceptable?
For any Business Strategy Internship occurring over Summer and Fall 2020, virtual interactions are recommended.
Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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