- Research Internships: Five Positions Available
The intent of the Northern Ontario Internship Program is to strengthen Northern Ontario’s competitive advantage and build economic development capacity by attracting and retaining graduates in the North. The program provides recent graduates who are interested in launching and building their careers in Northern Ontario access to internships.
Lakehead University will host five NOHFC research-related internships. Out of its quota of five research-related placements available, two become available later in the fall, two after February 2017, and the final one after May 2017.
The internal deadline for the submission of internship applications to the Office of Research Services is September 16, 2016. If more than five internship applications are received an internal competition will need to be held (applications will be reviewed by the Senate Research Committee).
- University and college graduates who have graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university. Candidates must be graduates of post-secondary degree or diploma programs.
- The position must provide the intern with first time employment in their field of study.
- Candidates are only eligible to participate in the internship program one time.
- Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
Applications will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
- The opportunity for the placement to result in a full time permanent job.
- The quality of the skill development opportunity.
- The type of training being proposed by the employer.
- The work plan/supervision method. Direct supervision must be provided daily by an onsite supervisor.
Eligible not-for-profit and public sector organizations located in Northern Ontario are potentially eligible to receive a conditional contribution of up to 90 percent of a recent graduate’s salary to a maximum contribution of $31,500. As well, NOHFC funding under this program, when combined with other provincial and federal government sources, will generally not exceed 90 per cent of eligible costs for public sector employers.
Please note that for a proposal to be considered as being a research internship, the application must be written so as to meet the definition of research shown below:
Research involves a critical or scientific inquiry aimed at the discovery of new facts, new knowledge, or the development of new interpretations or applications.
For more information about the NOHFC program, please go to: http://nohfc.ca/en/programs/northern-ontario-internship-program