Mitacs RISE-Globalink Research Internship for Canadian and International Students in Germany, 2017

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Mitacs has partnered with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), to support the mobility of students from Canadian universities to German universities and institutions.

Mitacs will award successful applicants $5,200 in funding to support the student’s travel and accommodation costs, including transportation costs, accommodation in Germany, and a student stipend, based on a 12-week internship.

The length of the RISE-Globalink Research Internship is a minimum of 10 weeks up to three months. Projects must take place between May and September, and must start between May 15, 2017, and July 10, 2017.

Field of Internship: Mitacs and the DAAD strive to ensure that RISE-Globalink Research Internship students have a high-quality research experience with talented PhD students who facilitate expanding their knowledge and provide hands-on training in their field of study. 
Course Level:
Internship
Internship Provider: Mitacs
Internship can be taken in
German university or institution

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for a RISE-Globalink Research Internship, a student must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or international student
    • Students with German citizenship must be able to prove that they have been living outside of Germany for six or more years
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be registered for full-time undergraduate studies at a Canadian university in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, or engineering (or a closely related field), and remain as such during the RISE-Globalink Research Internship
  • Have completed at least two years in a four- or five-year undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrate skills and interest suitable to the project in question
  • Have a minimum grade average of 80% or equivalent
  • Demonstrate oral and written fluency in English (working language is English)
  • Meet all necessary travel requirements for the intended destination

Internship Open for International Students: Canadian citizen, permanent resident or international student is eligible to apply for this internship.

Is this paid internship? The length of the RISE-Globalink Research Internship is a minimum of 10 weeks up to three months. Projects must take place between May and September, and must start between May 15, 2017, and July 10, 2017.

  • Each approved award will receive $5,200 from Mitacs. The award will support the student’s travel and accommodation costs, including transportation costs, accommodation in Germany, and a student stipend, based on a 12-week research internship.
  • The award also includes health insurance as well as accident and personal liability insurance, issued directly through the DAAD insurance office. In addition, all scholarship holders are invited to a paid three-day RISE Germany meeting in Heidelberg on July 6–8, 2017. All participants of the RISE Germany meeting will receive an allowance of €160 from the DAAD to buy a Rail Pass.
  • All scholarship holders need a German bank account to receive the travel stipend from DAAD. We recommend that students open an account as soon as they arrive in Germany. Students may also use their PhD supervisor’s bank account if they are not able to open their own.
  • The DAAD is not allowed to transfer the travel stipend onto foreign bank accounts
  • No funds will be released if the completed International Pre-Departure Form and/or Mitacs Student Code of Conduct and Ethics forms are outstanding

Internship Description: Mitacs has partnered with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), to support the mobility of students from Canadian universities to German universities and institutions.

Mitacs is a Canadian non-profit organization. Through unique research and training programs, Mitacs is developing the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills. In partnership with companies, government, and academia, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada’s most valuable resource — its people.

Number of awards offered: This is a competitive call and a limited number of awards are available.

Internship Duration: The length of the RISE-Globalink Research Internship is a minimum of 10 weeks up to three months. Projects must take place between May and September, and must start between May 15, 2017, and July 10, 2017.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted through the RISE-Germany portal on the program website.

Internship Application Deadline: The call for applications will open on December 1, 2016, and will close on January 15, 2017.

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