Undergraduate Summer Research Internship program
Are you an Indigenous undergraduate student looking for work after the Spring 2018 term? Are you interested in Indigenous health and wellness? Have you ever been interested how you can engage in research?

PIKE-Net is offering a 13-week paid internship program for undergraduate Indigenous students from the University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, Brandon University and the University College of the North (The Pas & Thompson). Our internship program allows students to explore Indigenous health issues through hands-on research experience under the direction of faculty members and community-based researchers. A total of $6500 is given to students every two weeks over the course of the 13-week period.

Students are encouraged to seek out mentors for the program; however, we can also match students with participating mentors as best as we can.

Though our undergraduate internship program is focused on summer internships, we also understand that some institutions are fairly quiet during the summer months. We can also cater to the needs of students who wish to intern during the Fall months, as well.

Fill out our application form online by clicking here

Deadline for applying is March 1, 2018.

Mentors: Is your department or organization interested in hosting a post-secondary student for an internship in research this summer?

The Prairie Indigenous Knowledge Exchange Network (PIKE-Net) is seeking mentors to support Indigenous undergraduate students for our Summer Research Internships program.  Students selected for this 13-week program gain hands on health research experience under the supervision of a research mentor to develop their skills through working on research projects in health and wellness. The intention of the internship is to expose the student to a range of research activities, topics and application. This can include (but is not limited to) learning how to gather information and literature, conducting interviews or preparing questionnaires, attending research team meetings and learning how research can be applied in community, government and policy making setting. A stipend will be given to students on a bi-weekly basis.


Placement of interns with research projects is based on the applicant's experience, education and interests, as well as the availability of suitable projects and mentors. Please note that any project cost (e.g. travel, supplies, and equipment) must be provided by the project/organization hosting the student. Project mentors are responsible for providing student interns with space and access to any supplies or equipment that are necessary to complete the internship project. While there is no guarantee that there will be a student that can be matched to the mentor project, mentors can let us know if they would like to offer the position for future PIKE-Net scholars.

Mentors can apply by submitting a short paragraph on the description of their project to PIKENET@umanitoba.ca. We also encourage mentors to describe expectations of the student during the 13-week program, as well as the project environment (lab, office, community organization, etc).

Deadline for mentor registration is December 15, 2017.