UBC Sauder, in partnership with Mitacs are excited to re-launch the “Mitacs Business Strategy Internship" program for internships starting in January and May 2021. The program will award eligible UBC Sauder students $10,000 ($5,000 of which is contributed by the participating organisation) of funding to undertake a 4-month internship with businesses and non for profit organizations. Internships will be structured to provide support to organizations that need additional assistance in modifying their business operations to adapt to the new economic reality in an 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 Businesses and Not-for-Profits organizations 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 Summer or Fall 2021 and currently located in Canada. Students completing classes in 2020 and convocating in May are also eligible to apply for January placements.
- Not be a current, active participant in another Mitacs program.
- Willing to contribute $5000 towards each internship grant.
- Able to supervise a students project work and provide mentor ship over a 4 month internship period.
Program Application deadlines
Winter 2021 internships
Summer 2021 internships
Rolling applications accepted until November 22nd 2020. Employers will have until December 10th 2020 to confirm selected student.
Rolling applications accepted until February 14th 2021. Employers will have until March 5th 2021 to confirm selected student.
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.