Opportunities Abroad

MITACS Globalink Research Internship

Mitacs Globalink Research Internships can offer you an international experience like no other.

Canada features excellent universities, outstanding research facilities, cutting-edge industry innovation, and unparalleled undergraduate training opportunities.

What a Mitacs Globalink Research Internship offers you:

  • A 12-week internship that increases your knowledge of and explores hands-on research in your field of study
  • Work under the supervision of outstanding faculty members, with graduate students and research associates
  • Access to Canada’s unique research landscape: applied, dynamic, and innovative
  • A rewarding experience combining academic research at a Canadian university, professional skills development courses and social activities
  • A chance for you to explore your independence and gain international experience in a new country
  • The opportunity to connect with potential graduate supervisors should you be interested in returning to Canada for graduate studies with a Mitacs Globalink Graduate Fellowship

For further questions or inquiries, visit our Frequently Asked Questions tab or contact helpdesk@mitacs.ca.

Where do I start?

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

  1. Review all eligibility criteria: in addition to the general GRI requirements, there may be specific eligibility criteria for each country and international partner organization
  2. Confirm that your passport issued by your home country is valid until at least January 2024. (You are welcome to submit an application if you don’t currently have a valid passport. However, you will need to provide valid passport information if your application is approved).
  3. Obtain a reference letter from a professor. Please download the reference letter instructions. All reference letters must follow the instructions provided.
  4. Update your CV: You can submit your own CV or download the Mitacs template
  5. Obtain your academic transcripts (in 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. Only university transcripts will be considered. Please do not submit your high school transcripts.
  6. 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 will 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

Eligibility requirements for 2023

Applicants must:

  • 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 at an eligible institution (see list of eligible institutions by country)
  • Have one to three semesters remaining in their program as of Fall 2023 (see requirement by country)
  • Meet the grade requirements for their country of study (see GPA requirements for each international partner)
  • Apply to a minimum of three and a 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 an internship lasting 12 consecutive weeks between May 1 and October 31 


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