Mitacs will not approve an application if any of the Conflict of Interests (COIs) listed below are true for the intern/academic supervisor. No exceptions will be made.
If the intern/academic supervisor is:
Business schools, students, academic supervisors and organizations interested in applying to the BSI program should connect directly with their local academic institution to find out if they have committed to participating in the program.
Before work on the project starts, Mitacs needs to receive funds from the partner organization. Students should not start working on their project until after they receive their Outcome Letter.
No. Because this is a student-led program, each student should submit their own project proposal. Academic supervisors can oversee more than one project as their schedule allows.
It is up to the academic institution to decide the process for submitting the list of projects to Mitacs. To expedite the payment process, we recommend submitting projects as they are approved.
Yes, if the supervisor has enough time in their schedule to manage multiple internships, there is no limit to the number of internships they can support.
The internship is 4 months (16 weeks) in duration but can be stretched over 6 months (24 weeks) to accommodate the student’s other responsibilities.
Universities must be Full, Associate, or Honourary partners of Mitacs. Colleges/CEGEPs must be a provincially or territorially recognized PSE degree granting institution.
Yes, this program can support international students registered at a participating academic institution. Academic institutions are considered employers of the intern and should determine any eligibility issues regarding visa restrictions prior to submitting the project to Mitacs.
For any Business Strategy Internship occurring over Summer and Fall 2020, virtual interactions are recommended.
If you have any questions about the Mitacs Business Strategy Internship (BSI) program, please email the Business Strategy Internship team.