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Internship Opportunities For Graduate Students

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Internship Opportunities For Graduate Students

McGuinty Government Supports Public-Private Internship Program; Leading Edge Research

Ministry of Colleges and Universities

Up to 1,750 graduate students will have new internship opportunities with some of the province's most exciting, up-and-coming companies.

The province is supporting these internships through a $17-million, four-year investment in the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) organization - a national non-profit organization that connects students to research internship opportunities.

About 250 internships will be funded this year through MITACS in Ontario. Internships are available across all disciplines, including science and engineering, health and life sciences, arts and social sciences and business across the province.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario's Reaching Higher Plan is adding 14,000 new graduate spaces in Ontario universities by 2009-10, creating a greater pool of highly skilled workers for today's employers and tomorrow's investors.
  • Seven out of every 10 new jobs created in Ontario over the next decade will require postsecondary education or training.

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“By providing exciting research opportunities for interns we are helping to build partnerships between the academic world and the business world. The relationships we help foster today will lead to new business and employment opportunities that will benefit all Ontarians.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“Ontario's future lies in the innovation and creativity of its industry leaders and today's students. These internship opportunities help connect some of our best minds with some of our best employers.”

Reza Moridi

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.

“MITACS is providing important opportunities for postgraduate students across Ontario to work on cutting-edge projects with some of our province's most innovative employers. This will go a long way in terms of building careers and boosting local economies, including here in Markham.”

Michael Chan

MPP for Markham – Unionville

“ACCELERATE Ontario, MITACS' program in Ontario, will show the province's graduate students that their research expertise is readily applicable to the challenges experienced by the province's businesses, from furthering the development of a new technology or product to improving daily operations. Ontario businesses stand to benefit significantly from the intellectual capital in the province's universities.”

Dr. Arvind Gupta

Scientific Director, MITACS



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