Global Link Internship for Undergrads (due Sept 24, 2015)

GlobalLink internship projects available to talented undergraduate students (>80% average) in the following countries: Australia, India, Brazil, Vietnam, China, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia.
Applications are due soon: September 24th
The Mitacs GlobalLink program is really a wonderful opportunity for qualified students (see details here:
Prospective students should search for a project listed under my name (Dr. Stephanie Melles) or my colleague’s name, Dr. Claire Oswald. You can also find these projects using the search terms, ‘urban water’ or ‘urban river’. The intern would work on data analysis (GIS and R) looking at water quality data related to road salt inputs in an urban stream. They would receive training in the work to be performed, but should have excellent undergraduate-level skills in stats and data analysis – some field work may be involved. My colleague Claire Oswald has a related project. If possible, they should apply to both.
Globalink Research Interns receive, free of charge*:
  • 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
  • Housing
  • Health Insurance
  • Student Enrollment Fees
  • Stipend for food and incidentals (amount varies depending on country of origin)
  • Support from graduate student mentors on-campus in Canada
  • Registration for industry events and professional development workshops
  • Globalink Research Internship certificate of completion
*Some universities require interns to contribute a portion of the financial cost in order to participate.  If your university has this requirement, you will be notified before a project offer is made.
In addition to the benefits listed above, Globalink Research Internship alumni can apply for the Globalink Graduate Fellowship, which provides up to $30,000 CAD over three years towards Master’s and/or PhD programs in Canada.