Research Internship Program

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Summer Research Internship Program
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Summer Research Internship Program
Deadline: March 1st

Summer Research Internships are an exciting opportunity for undergraduate and graduate nursing students to work one-on-one with a faculty researcher and gain hands-on research experience. Students work in a supportive research environment with other summer interns.


  • Must be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the College of Nursing;
  • Full time opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students:  Monday to Friday from 8:30-4:30 from May to August;
  • Part time opportunities are available for graduate students only: Monday to Friday from 8:30-4:30 from May to August;
  • Previous experience working as a research assistant is not necessary but is an asset;
  • Experience in using the University of Manitoba Libraries and libraries databases;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required;
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work on multiple projects at the same time;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of team is required;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential.

Representative Duties:

  • Assists in the co-ordination of short term research projects under the direction of research mentor;
  • Monitors progress of research activities; develops and maintains records of research activities;
  • Assists in various phases of the research process, including data collection, management, entry, verification, analysis and interpretation;
  • Assists in the recruitment of study participants and conducts interviews with participants;
  • Conducts literature and information searches, retrievals and reviews;
  • Meets regularly with research mentor to discuss study progress, issues and status, and quality of data collection and data management;
  • Assists with project dissemination activities by providing assistance in the preparation of presentations, reports, media releases and manuscripts for publication;
  • Provides other research supports as required.

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Research Mentors and Projects
Deadline: April 15, 2020

The MCNHR is looking for faculty research mentors and projects for its Summer Internship Program.  Faculty mentors are invited to submit an application to work one-on-one with a summer intern for one to five (1-5) days per week for fifteen (15) weeks to integrate them into a new or existing research project. The MCNHR will accept applications from faculty for both funded and unfunded projects. For unfunded projects, mentors must clearly identify how the project would position them in securing future funding.

Program Objectives and Goals:
The main objective of the Summer Internship Program is to facilitate the participation of undergraduate and graduate students in research projects.
The short term goals are:

  1. To strengthen the preparation of high achieving undergraduate and graduate nursing students in research;
  2. To provide students with the opportunity to be integrated into one or more projects;
  3. To provide students with the opportunity to be involved in scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:
Faculty mentors must be researchers Projects can be “new” or “in progress” Projects can be funded or unfunded; if project is unfunded, mentors must clearly identify how the project would position them in securing future funding.
Specific Requirements:
One to five (1-5) days of summer intern support for a total of fifteen (15) weeks from May to August. By submitting an application, applicants are agreeing to serve as a mentor with the Summer Internship Program and agree to provide mentorship, training, and support to summer interns. Mentors will be asked to complete questionnaire focused on their experiences in participating and to provide data to evaluate the summer internship program that may be used in internal and external publications and presentations.
Review Process:
The award will be adjudicated based on the following criteria:
a)    The quality of the proposed experiential experience for summer interns including the nature of their involvement in research and  skill development
b)    Expected outcomes for both the intern and mentor

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