UBC Sauder, in partnership with Mitacs have launched a new summer program called the “Mitacs Business Strategy Internship" program. UBC Sauder is the pilot school in a network of Canadian business schools. The program will award $10,000 of funding to each interested and eligible undergraduate and graduate student to undertake a 4-month internship (480 hours) with a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or not-for-profit organization. Internships will be structured to undertake a strategic analysis of an SME to help them restore or modify their business operations in a new business environment disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Primary goals of the program
Real world experience
Provide students with the opportunity to apply business concepts to real-world decision-making and build students’ skills in problem solving, innovation, and navigating change.
Support the business community
Provide support to SMEs and not-for-profits who need additional assistance in modifying their business operations to adapt to the new economic reality
Collaboration & career connections
Strengthen collaborations between companies and universities, and expand students’ network with the business community.
- Be an undergraduate or graduate student at UBC Sauder School of Business, returning to studies in September 2020 and currently located in Canada
- Not be a current, active participant in another Mitacs program
- A Small to Mid-Sized Company with less than 500 full-time employees or a not-for-profit organization.
- Willing to contribute $2,500 towards each internship grant
Employers: Before you start
Employer On-site Request statement
Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization that designs and delivers research and training programs in Canada. For 20 years, Mitacs has worked with over 65 universities and academic institutions, thousands of companies, and federal and provincial governments to build partnerships that support talent development and deployment.