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RE | Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI)
Melbourne, Australia (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Any compatible discipline RMIT School: Any compatible discipline
Study level: Undergraduate
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Minimum GPA:
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Program type: Global Work
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Program Details:
Host Institution: A list of 45 Canadian universities hosting Mitacs Globalink Research Interns in 2019 can be viewed here.
Dates/Hours: 12-week internship, with students arriving in Canada between May 1 and June 30, 2019, and returning to Australia between July 31 and October 31, 2019. Interns are required to work 40 hours a week, five days a week for 12 consecutive weeks. Most interns work during regular business hours (e.g., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), but this depends on your specific arrangement with your host professor.

 
  • The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) is a competitive initiative available to senior undergraduate students from Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Ukraine
  • 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
  • Access to Canada’s unique research landscape: applied, dynamic and innovative
  • A rewarding experience combining academic research at a Canadian university campus, professional skills development workshops and social activities
  • A chance for you to explore your independence and gain international experience in a new country
  • More information can be found on the Mitacs GRI website here
Eligibility:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program (or combined undergraduate/Master’s program), with one to four semesters remaining in their program as of Fall 2019/Semester 2 2019 
  • Apply to a minimum of three, maximum of seven, projects and ensure selections are from at least 3 different Canadian provinces
  • Be fluent in the oral and written language of the project (English and/or French)
  • Meet the grade requirements for Australia/RMIT: 75% and above
  • Be available to complete a 12-week internship, arriving in Canada between May 1 and June 30, 2019, and returning to Australia between July 31 and October 31, 2019.
Academic Credit:
  • The Mitacs program may count towards your internship or Work Integrated Learning requirements.
  • Speak to your WIL Coordinator or Program Coordinator to confirm and/or seek appropriate approval.
    • if receiving credits towards your RMIT program, RMIT tuition fees will apply.
MITACS Application Process:
1. Students apply directly to Mitacs through the Globalink Student Platform by 19 September 2018 - 1 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • Any applications submitted after this date will not be accepted
  • Applications received by email, fax or mail will not be accepted
Check the FAQs section for additional info.

2. Students must provide MITACS with the following documents: 
(a) an official transcript from RMIT 
(b) at least one letter of reference from a professor or research supervisor. Click here for a sample reference letter
(c) a CV detailing research experience
  • When applying, students must select between three and seven projects from at least three Canadian provinces.
  • Click here for a sample CV
(d) RMIT GEO letter of support (contact Anie at global.work@rmit.edu.au for the letter)
3. Mitacs will let all applicants know whether or not they will be moving forward in November 2018
4. Applicants may be contacted by a professor from November to January for an interview and results will be released in February 2019.  


RMIT Registration Process:
1. Students who have been accepted into the MITACS program, need to register here on Mobi by 31 March 2019 by completing:
1. Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
2. Short Term Mobility: General Information:" questionnaire :
- if seeking credit, the approval from your Program Coordinator or WIL Coordinator - upload document under Section 3: Academic Approval 
- upload a copy of your acceptance documents from Mitacs under Section 5: Additional Supporting Info and/or Documents

2019 Funding:
  • There are 3 scholarships (up to 1 scholarship per RMIT academic college) - TBC.
  • Each scholarship is made up of the following contributions (** not all the below amount is disbursed directly to the student as this is used to contribute towards the hosting/facilitation costs by the Canadian Universities):
    • Mitacs contribution: ~CAD $8000 per student
    • RMIT contribution: ~CAD $4000 per student 
This will help to cover costs associated with:
  • A matched project with a Canadian professor and university, based on your research interests, skills and expertise
  • Flight to Canada (amount varies depending on country of origin)
  • Transportation from airport in Canada to accommodations
  • Stipend for housing (amount varies depending on country of origin)
  • Health insurance
  • Student enrollment fees at host university
  • Stipend for food and incidentals (amount varies depending on country of origin)
  • Support from student mentors on campus in Canada
  • Registration for industry events and professional development workshops
  • Globalink Research Internship certificate of completion
Travel Insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances.
For more detailed information, please refer here.


RMIT Contact/s:
Anielle Leung | Manager, Global Experiences 

e: global.work@rmit.edu.au
 

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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.