Work, Training, Funding & Internship Opportunities
There are many research and training programs (see some of them below) as well as internships available to Graduate students which may offer funding as well. It is advisable that you discuss any program with your supervisor.
Connect Canada is a national internship program that links Canadian companies with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows for research placements. Regardless of the sector or the location, Connect Canada interns will apply the latest in research methods and know-how to the most pressing industrial R&D issues. Companies receive a cost-effective way to conduct R&D, while interns gain relevant industry experience that enhances their graduate studies.
Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) – internships & fellowships
One program that the OBI runs is an Experiential Education Initiative which involves many opportunities for grad students in Neuroscience, from internships to entrepreneurial fellowships.
For more information on the Ontario Brain Institute visit www.braininstitute.ca
RAND Summer Associate Program
RAND's Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to RAND, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues. RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. As such, it provides a distinctive environment for graduate students.
Summer associates work at RAND fulltime for a 12-week period. Positions are available in RAND's major U.S. offices — Santa Monica, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, and Boston. All summer associates are collocated with project mentors. The location of the project mentor determines the location of the summer associate. Students receive a stipend and are given the opportunity to conduct research that can be completed during the summer they are at RAND. The summer stipend in 2014 will be approximately $13,500 (before taxes) for the 12 weeks of fulltime research.
The program is designed for fulltime students who have completed at least two years of graduate work leading to a doctorate (e.g., PhD, EDD, DRPH, SciD, etc.) or professional degree (e.g., law or medical degree, professional engineer certificate). Students must be enrolled fulltime in a graduate degree program during the spring and fall of 2014 to be considered for the program. Students graduating prior to September 2014 are encouraged to look at our fulltime positions at www.rand.org/jobs.html.
RAND's primary activity is research. The environment provides a rich variety of ongoing studies and an experienced staff of professional researchers with whom associates interact. RAND projects are typically interdisciplinary. Some research projects bring together economists, psychologists, statisticians, and health professionals, for example, whereas others bring together engineers, operations researchers, and students of organizational behavior.
RAND accepts applications only through our website. Applications mailed directly to RAND or emailed to our summer director will not be considered. Current Summer Associate positions include (click the links below to view the job descriptions and apply online):
- Policy Research
- Sociology & Demography
- Political Science & History
- Anthropology & Criminology
- Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physical Sciences Operations Research, Ind Eng/Sys Eng, Mgmt Sci, Supply Chain, Risk Analysis
More information: http://www.rand.org/about/edu_op/fellowships/gsap.html
Fulbright Canada Awards – http://www.fulbright.ca/programs.html
Fulbright Canada runs a wide range of programs that support exceptional Canadian students and scholars who wish to study, do research, or lecture in the United States. Below is a brief outline of the programs that Fulbright Canada offers, along with the closing dates for each competition.
Fulbright Student Program (Available to Canadian graduate students who want to study and/or do research in the United States for nine months during the 2014-2015 academic year)
Competition Closes: November 15, 2013
Fulbright Scholar and Chairs Program (Available to Canadian Scholars and senior professionals who want to lecture and/or do research in the United States during the 2014-2015 academic year)
Competition Closes: November 15, 2013
Student Initiative Fund – http://queensu.ca/studentaffairs/fundsandawards/studentinitiativefund.ht...
Are you a student with a great idea or project that can help you learn and work in service to the community? The Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs has established the Student Initiative Fund to provide year-round funding opportunities for special projects and initiatives that enhance the student experience and enrich the University community.
This Fund supports recognized student groups, clubs and registered students to organize activities, programs, events and activities that enhance the quality of student life at Queen's University. Projects that are dedicated to the principles of personal and community development and, in particular, provide extra- and co-curricular educational opportunities for students to build leadership, citizenship, intercultural awareness and/or community-building skills are encouraged.
Preference will be given to those projects in which the University community, and in some situations the broader community, may participate.
To encourage programs and initiatives to address and support issues related to mental health and well-being on campus a portion of the funds will be targeted for such projects.
Deadline to apply - 25th November
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards
IDRC offers these awards twice a year to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing their doctoral studies at a Canadian university. These awards support field research (3 to 12 months) in one or more developing countries. Candidates must conduct their research in areas corresponding to IDRC program priorities and must ensure that their research project aligns with these priorities.
For more information contact Laura Marchese-Smith at QUIC
SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT - Queen’s University International Centre Job Posting
WORK PERIOD: January – April 2014, part-time casual, 50 hours total. Hourly pay rate $12.00 (plus 14% benefits)
SUPERVISOR: Promotion Coordinator, QUIC
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 9 a.m., Monday, December 16, 2013
- Design visuals for Facebook (infographics, posters, promotional and educational images) within QUIC/Queen’s social media and visual identity guidelines.
- Create social media content that can be scheduled in advance. Design and write engaging posts with potential to generate peer to peer conversations related to specific topics, including student experience at Queen’s and abroad.
- Contribute new content ideas; develop and schedule related promotional materials.
- Connect with audiences; build on personal interests and experiences, utilize student life patterns, current trends and commonalities. Develop materials that are timely, relevant and thought provoking, with special consideration of international students, newcomers and individuals using English as second/additional language.
- Assist QUIC Promotion Coordinator in various projects as needed.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to engage and tailor communication to specific audience.
- Ability to draw students into a discussion that may include personal reflections and diverse opinions.
- Extensive experience and multifaceted utilization of social media, demonstrating engagement with varied audiences on regular basis.
- Experience with design, including layout and formatting of images, posters, infographics and other online materials, using Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Photoshop.
- Project and time management skills, ability to follow timelines, responsive to supervision and perceived organizational goals.
- Appreciation of culture and issues of identity, intercultural skills, experience and awareness are considered an asset.
How to Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience to email@example.com by 9 a.m., Monday, December 16, 2013. Applicants invited to an interview will be asked to provide samples of their work. Interviews will take place
between January 6 and 17th.
2014-15 Residence Don positions
The application deadline for applicants is Friday, December 20, 2013. Application packages, reference forms and job descriptions can all be found on our web page at http://housing.queensu.ca/residences/.
The Residence Life Office is reaching out to upper-year, graduate and professional students on campus to apply for the positions.