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Summer Research Studentships

Top Co-op Student Tips for Landing Summer Research Studentships

Interested in landing a research position over the summer?

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.

A few upcoming opportunities that previous Co-op students have secured:

University of Toronto Centre for Global Change Science

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.

Access more information on the Centre for Global Change Science website »

The Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award Program (USRA) Awards

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.

More information is available on the NSERC USRA Awards website »

Baycrest Summer Student Program

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.

Learn more on the Baycrest Summer Student Program website »

Don't forget to check the Documents Library on CSM for more information about research opportunities in hospitals and at the University of Toronto.

Steps to Access the Documents Library:

  1. Log into CSM »
  2. Click resources on the left hand side of your homepage:
    Once you've logged in to CSM, access the document library under "Resources" on the left menu on the CSM homepage.
  3. This will open a list of options. Click on the documents library to access more information about research opportunities.