Mitacs Enterprise is a competitive 6-month internship and business mentorship program that gives graduates of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines an opportunity to work with small to medium-sized companies (SME) operating in a STEM sector throughout Southern Ontario.
Our focus is to match high-potential participants to small and medium-sized companies (SME) and provide interns with 3 days of business and management training, a peer support network and progress monitoring to encourage skill and knowledge transfer to the SME.
The interns receive experience working with a company that can benefit from their technical and business management training. The SMEs get access to a highly-talented and trained workforce who can help them meet the demands of their business environment immediately and in the years to come. SMEs will not only find that they have qualified, motivated interns who are eager to make a difference, it will also provide an excellent opportunity to evaluate future potential talent for their business.
Frequently Asked enterprise Questions
Broadly, prospective interns must be graduates of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines and he/she must have graduated no more than five (5) years from his/her STEM program. Interns may also be current graduate students (Masters and Doctoral levels). Interns cannot be current employees of the company or hold current employment with another company. Interns may have previous FT employment, but cannot be currently employed.
No. You are welcome to apply, regardless of whether or not you have a company partner. Once you have been accepted into the program, you will be requested to view the current internship opportunities and select your top three choices. If there aren’t any opportunities which suit you, we will keep your application on file until a suitable match can be made.
No. Your company is welcome to apply, regardless of whether or not you have an intern identified. Once you have been pre-qualified, we will post your proposed intern job title and description on our website. Potential interns will be requested to visit the site and apply to their top three choices. You will receive notification of which interns have applied and will be asked to select candidates for interviews.
A company may hold more than one internship at a time, but spots will be limited.
- Business skills training
- On-the-ground work experience