Program Details

The Globalink Research Internship (GRI) call for faculty project submissions for the summer of 2025 is now closed.

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from the following countries and regions: Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States. From May to October of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering, and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.

Mitacs Globalink Research Internships can offer students an international experience like no other. Canada features excellent academic institutions, outstanding research facilities, cutting-edge industry innovation, and unparalleled undergraduate training opportunities.

What a Mitacs Globalink Research Internship offers students:

  • A 12-week internship that increases their knowledge of and explores hands-on research in their 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 academic institution, professional skills development courses and social activities
  • A chance for them to explore their independence and gain international experience in a new country

Mitacs Globalink Research Internships are currently available at over 70 academic institutions across Canada. For more information, please refer to the list of Eligible International Partners in the Eligibility section.

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The Globalink research internship award amount for students includes: 

  • Funding to contribute to the cost of a round-trip airfare to Canada (amount varies depending on country of origin)
  • Funding to contribute to the cost of transportation from the airport in Canada to accommodation
  • Stipend for housing (amount varies depending on country of origin)
  • Stipend towards student enrollment fees up to a maximum of $300
  • Stipend for food and incidentals (amount varies dependin country of origin)
  • Emergency health insurance policy for the duration of the internship
  • Support from student mentors on campus in Canada
  • Access to industry events and professional development courses


In order to be eligible for hosting interns as part of the Globalink Research Internship program, you must: 

  1. Have one of the following statuses at an eligible institution: Full professor, Associate professor, Assistant professor, Adjunct professor, Emeritus professor
  2. Be able to supervise international students at your institution
  3. Be able to host interns within the stipulated dates of the GRI program: Internships must start between May 1 and July 31 and must be delivered over the course of 12 consecutive week.

How to Apply

The Globalink Research Internship (GRI) call for faculty project submissions for the summer of 2025 is now closed.

Mitacs Terms, Conditions & Policies

Program Administration

  • The Globalink research internship program is co-funded by Mitacs international partners and funding amounts may vary
  • No funds will be released to interns in advance of the internship
  • Some interns may receive funds directly through Minacs’s international partners. Where applicable, the award letter will provide interns with instructions for accessing their funding
  • Mitacs does not claim any ownership of Intellectual Property developed through research projects and internships that are funded
  • It is recommended that the participating organizations and institutions undertaking a research collaboration through Mitacs-funded projects come to a mutual understanding on the Intellectual Property implications of the project(s)

Applications are assessed based on a number of factors, including all eligibility criteria, the student’s Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), the quality of their statement of interest, the quality of the reference letter, and how well their research interests and experience match the research focus of the project or professor. Incomplete applications will not be assessed.


  • Host professors must ensure the following is in place for their Globalink research intern prior to the start of the internship (as required):
    • Research supervision
    • E-mail and internet access
    • Lab and/or office space
    • Software or hardware
    • Any safety or orientation information required for the project
  • Globalink research interns are expected to work 40 hours per week on their research project. During the internship, Globalink Research interns may be invited to attend industry and/or government relations events, professional skills training courses, or conferences. Every attempt will be made to schedule these events outside of working hours, and interns should obtain their supervisor’s approval should they have to miss work to participate.
  • All parties involved with the Mitacs Globalink program must comply with the Canadian host academic institution’s policies regarding the ethical conduct of research and scholarly activities. Any issues or disputes around research or academic misconduct will be subject to the host academic institution’s processes following their institutional policies.
  • All parties involved with Mitacs programs should review the following policy statement and guidelines provided by ISED and the Government of Canada:

  • Interns are expected to complete a 12-week internship, working 40 hours/week (five days a week for 12 consecutive weeks) to complete the deliverables required for the successful completion of the project. Most interns work during regular business hours (e.g., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), but this depends on the specific arrangement between intern and host professor.
  • Interns are expected to stay in Canada for the full 12-week duration of the research internship. Mitacs will provide interns with support two days before and two days after the internship. 
  • Interns are expected to let the host professor know if they are missing time from the research project for any reason, such as due to illness or to attend a Mitacs event.
  • Mitacs invites interns to attend industry events, government events, and professional development courses during their time in Canada. Attendance is not mandatory, but we highly recommend that interns take part to fully experience the benefits of Globalink Research Internship.
  • Interns must agree to a Code of Conduct and liability waiver before they are admitted into the program. Failure to abide by the Code of Conduct and liability waiver could result in a denial of the certificate of completion and/or expulsion from the Globalink Research Internship program, depending on the severity and nature of the misconduct.
  • All parties involved with Mitacs programs should review the following policy statement and guidelines provided by ISED and the Government of Canada:ISED “Policy Statement on Research Security and COVID-19”Government of Canada “Safeguarding Your Research” Portal


Mitacs encourages professors to submit multiple projects, as this may increase the chance of a successful match. You will be asked to determine the number of interns you can host for each project you submit. Matches are determined by student suitability, preference, funding constraints, and other factors and, as such, Mitacs cannot guarantee that projects will be matched until the final results are announced in February.

In order to host a Globalink research intern, you must be an official faculty member at one of our participating institutions.

Yes, professors from Mitacs full, associate and honourary university partners are eligible to apply. The list of our academic partners can be found here.

No, we do not provide financial compensation to host faculty members. All funds are given directly to the student.

Globalink Research Internships are open to all academic disciplines including humanities, social sciences, and STEM disciplines.

No. Globalink Research Internships are highly competitive. Students must apply during the call for student applications in the summer. If eligible for the program, students are further evaluated and shortlisted, and will go through the matching process. Only Mitacs can confirm matches. Students can be matched with any project that best suits their research interests and experience.

GRI funding packages are awarded to students. We can provide a list of what is covered, but we cannot cite a specific dollar amount as this differs depending on the intern’s home country and relevant international partner. GRI awards contribute toward:
• Round-trip airfare to Canada
• Transportation from airport in Canada to accommodation
• Stipend for housing
• Health insurance
• Stipend towards student enrollment fees up to a maximum of $300
• Stipend for food and incidentals
• Support from student mentors on campus in Canada
• Access to industry events and professional development courses

No financial contribution from professors is necessary to participate in the program. Mitacs and/or our partners will disburse 100% of the allocated funds to successful interns directly.

Globalink research interns may not be matched with a project due to one of the following:
• Students have not selected the project during the application process
• Students do not have the appropriate skill set or experience to ensure a successful match with their selected project(s)
• The number of applicants exceeds the number of placements possible with available Globalink Research Internship funding

All faculty applicants will be notified of the status of their projects in July of the application year. If your project was accepted, you will be notified of next steps.