What's a summer studentship, and why do you usually need to apply early? Maryam, one of our Business Development Coordinators, along with a few co-op students who have recently completed studentships explains more them in the featured video above.
If you are an undergrad interested in environmental Biology, Chemistry, Forestry, Geography, Geology or Physics, you should consider applying for summer research training that will be held at the University of Toronto. If you secure the position, you will have the opportunity to participate in programs within the research groups of faculty affiliated with the Centre as well as participate in activities that will expose you to the full breadth of topics that are of concern in the area of global change science. If you are an interested applicant with an appropriate background in science or engineering, you should arrange to have an official copy of your undergraduate transcript and a one page (maximum) letter describing your interest in global change science sent by February 20, 2020.
The Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has an Undergraduate Student Research Award Program (USRA) and that pays a student to do 16 weeks of research with a professor over the summer. USRA is meant to nurture your interest and fully develop your potential for a research career in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies in these fields. If you would like to gain research work experience that complements your studies in an academic setting, these awards can provide you with financial support through your host university. NSERC encourages qualified Indigenous students to apply for this award.
If you're interested in gaining some lab/clinical experience, this program may be for you! The Baycrest Summer Student Program provides opportunities for university students to conduct research in a laboratory/clinical setting at Baycrest under the supervision of a practicing Scientist from the Research Division. The program is 12 weeks in length, with specific starting and ending dates arranged directly with each hiring Scientist in accordance with their research schedule. To apply, you must be in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of an undergraduate degree program. Students in medical school may also apply. Selections will be made on an ongoing basis. Only one online submission is required.
Don't forget to check the Documents Library on CSM for more information about research opportunities in hospitals and at the University of Toronto.
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