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MBSI Students

Eligible students have two options for involvement with the Mitacs BSI funding.  Students may review job postings in CareerVIU that have been posted by Mitacs BSI eligible employers or may bring forward an opportunity for consideration of Mitacs BSI funding.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must: 

  • be a registered active, undergraduate, graduate student or postdoctoral researcher at a Vancouver Island University
  • not be a currently participating in another Mitacs funded program

Responsibilities

Employer Initiated Mitacs BSI Internship opportunity

  • Review Mitacs BSI internship opportunities posted in CareerVIU and submit application as directed on the posting
  • If hired, set up meeting with Cynthia Lange to review Mitacs BSI application requirements.
  • Register on the Mitacs RAP portal
  • Upon approval of Mitacs BSI proposal upload approved proposal to the Mitacs RAP portal
  • Create a VIU SRCA ROMEO account
  • Submit WTR to CareerVIU indicating that the position has been approved for Mitacs BSI funding
  • Upon approval of submitted WTR start internship
  • Complete internship and all related required assignments
  • Submit final internship report to Mitacs RAP portal and academic supervisor

Student Initiated Mitacs BSI Internship Opportunity

  • Review Mitacs BSI student, employer, and project requirements at the Mitacs and VIU BSI websites to determine if your internship is eligible.
  • Attend VIU MBA’s Student-Initiated Mitacs BSI Internship Workshop. Follow up with Cynthia Lange with further questions.
  • Notify Cynthia Lange if you intend to explore Mitacs BSI funding with your potential employer.
  • Discuss the possibility of Mitacs funding with your potential employer. Refer them to the Mitacs and VIU Mitacs BSI websites for additional information. They may also contact Cynthia Lange with further questions.
  • Confirm with your WIL faculty via email when you decide you will pursue a Mitacs BSI internship.
  • If hired, set up meeting with Cynthia Lange to review Mitacs BSI application requirements.
  • Register on the Mitacs RAP portal
  • Upon approval of Mitacs BSI proposal upload approved proposal to the Mitacs RAP portal
  • Create a VIU SRCA ROMEO account
  • Submit WTR to CareerVIU indicating that the position has been approved for Mitacs BSI funding
  • Upon approval of submitted WTR start internship
  • Complete internship and all related required assignments
  • Submit final internship report to Mitacs RAP portal and academic supervisor