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Since 2010, Alberta has welcomed international student researchers to the province through the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship program.

These undergraduate students from around the world experience Alberta and Canada as a leading destination for research and innovation.

Internship details

This program pairs top-ranked students with faculty at Albertan and Canadian universities for 12 weeks. Internships run from May to September.


  • work with the faculty member on a research project of mutual interest
  • develop their skills in professional development workshops
  • learn from experts in their field

Faculty members benefit from:

  • students' international perspectives and experience
  • being able to evaluate potential graduate students
  • sharing the wide range of Canadian research opportunities with students

Globalink research interns network with:

  • professors
  • government representatives
  • business leaders

Globalink Mentors also help interns learn about life on campus and in Canada.

See the Mitacs website for eligibility and how to apply for a Mitacs Globalink Research Internship.


Connect with the International Education and Intergovernmental Coordination Branch:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-1785
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-4185
Email: [email protected]

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