Introduction

The DeGroote School of Business, in partnership with Mitacs, has launched a new internship program
to connect our students and faculty with Canadian businesses.

The program will award a $10,000 internship stipend to students undertaking a four-month project (480 hours) with a business, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), or not-for-profit organization. Selected students will analyze opportunities and provide strategic support to help organizations adapt and grow their business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are currently accepting proposals for our Fall BSI program. Once proposals are approved, it will be posted on the co-op job board and applications will be sent to the employer partner for review.

Key Dates: 

  • Proposals accepted until September 14 (these will be approved on a rolling basis)
  • Postings on the co-op job board for 2 to 3 business days
  • Interviews occur immediately
  • Internships must begin by September 28

Primary Goals of the Program

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Real World Experience

Students will apply classroom learning to real-world situations, bring new perspectives on organizational issues, assist with short-term project-based assignments, and access new training opportunities.

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Support the Business Community

DeGroote interns will support businesses that need additional assistance in modifying their business operations to adapt to the new economic reality.

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Community Building

Strengthen collaborations in the Hamilton, Burlington, and Greater Toronto communities and expand students’ networks with the business community.

Eligibility

Open to MBA Co-op Students

  • The Fall BSI program is open to students in the MBA Co-op program who are eligible for a Fall 2020 co-op work term
  • The student must be returning to full time studies in January 2021
  • Not be a current, active participant in another Mitacs program

Employers must be:

  • A company with full-time employees,or not-for-profit organization in Canada
  • Contribute $2,500 towards each internship stipend

How to Apply

Employer

Thank you for your interest in the Mitacs Business Strategy Internship Program.

 

To receive the project proposal form and for additional details, please complete the contact form below.

How to Apply - Employer
How to Apply - Employer

Employer

Thank you for your interest in the Mitacs Business Strategy Internship Program.

 

To receive the project proposal form and for additional details, please complete the contact form below.

Student

Put your talent to work, make an impact, and grow your skills with the Mitacs Business Strategy Internship.

 

All approved proposals for the Fall BSI program will be posted on the co-op job board for applications. For more information, contact Career and Professional Development at recruit.degroote@mcmaster.ca.

How to Apply - Student
How to Apply - Student

Student

Put your talent to work, make an impact, and grow your skills with the Mitacs Business Strategy Internship.

 

All approved proposals for the Fall BSI program will be posted on the co-op job board for applications. For more information, contact Career and Professional Development at recruit.degroote@mcmaster.ca.

Program Details

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The Mitacs Awards will provide a grant of $10,000 per student with the full amount of the award can go towards student stipends. DeGroote and the employer will each contribute $2,500 (with employers being responsible for the additional applicable taxes) and Mitacs will contribute the remaining $5,000.

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Internships will be designed to address one or more business strategy components (i.e., marketing strategy, operations strategy, finance strategy, etc.) dependent on the need of the organization.

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The scope of the internship will be reviewed by the University prior to submission to Mitacs. Internships submitted to Mitacs will then be evaluated internally to confirm eligibility with the program. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Each internship will require a designated supervisor who will be available to meet with the student on a regular basis and provide performance feedback during, and at the end of, the internship. A DeGroote staff and faculty member will be assigned to the student to provide support and coaching throughout the internship.

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Both students and supervisors will be required to complete an exit survey at the end of the program reporting on skills developed and providing feedback on the program experience.

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Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada. For over 20 years, Mitacs has worked with over 100 universities and academic institutions, thousands of companies, not-for-profit organizations, and federal, provincial, and territorial governments to build partnerships that support talent development and deployment.

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