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Would you like to spend next summer on a research internship in Canada?

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Are you an undergraduate student interested in developing your research expertise with top professors in Canada? 

Expressions of Interest are now open for the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Scheme 2023-24, a UK-Canada mobility programme that co-funds undergraduates from a variety of academic disciplines to complete an intensive 12-week summer research internship under the supervision of a professor at one of 70 participating Canadian universities. 

For summer 2024, Mitacs (in partnership with the University of Manchester) will offer full funding for 4 Manchester undergraduate students, to cover travel, housing and living expenses as well as support from student mentors and registration for professional development events and activities.  

To be eligible, you must have one year remaining in your undergraduate programme as of autumn 2024 and a minimum grade average of 65% (or 60% if from a widening participation background). You must be nominated by the University of Manchester to be able to apply to the scheme. 

Ho Yiu Nichole Cheung completed a Mitacs internship in the summer of 2022 and after graduating this year, will be going back to the University of Toronto to pursue a funded PhD with her former Mitacs supervisor. Nichole says, “The internship helped me to gain a lot of insight into the academia environment and gave me more confidence in both the lab and in my research. It made me realise that I do want to pursue a career in academia and I am very excited to go back to Canada to continue my research on composites. Personally, I have also made friends from many different backgrounds and I am really grateful to have new life-long friends that I am still in touch with. The application process might seem long but it is 100% worth it! I am sure you will secure the project of your dreams and have one of the best summers of your lifetime as long as you keep an open mind on exploring.”

See Nichole’s full blog post on her experience on the Manchester on the Road blog.

For more details of the Mitacs scheme and to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), please see the Go Abroad website or My Placement.

The deadline for submissions of EOIs is 12pm on Monday 24th July 2023. 

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