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Summer Research Internship Program

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

Apply to be a student research intern

Deadline: March 15


Full-time and part-time opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. 

The program runs from May 1 through August 30.



  • Must be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the College of Nursing
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25
  • 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
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of team
  • Attention to detail and accuracy


  • Assists in the co-ordination of short-term research projects under the direction of a 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

Apply as a mentor or submit a project

Deadline: March 15


The MCNHR is looking for faculty research mentors and projects for its Summer Internship Program. We 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.

The Summer Internship Program facilitates the participation of undergraduate and graduate students in research projects. The program works to strengthen the preparation of high achieving undergraduate and graduate nursing students in research, provide students with the opportunity to be integrated into one or more projects and be involved in scholarship.


Eligibility and requirements

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.

Mentors provide one to five days of summer intern support for a total of 15 weeks from May to August. By submitting an application, applicants agree 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 a 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:

    • The quality of the proposed experiential experience for summer interns including the nature of their involvement in research and skill development
    • Expected outcomes for both the intern and mentor

    Summer Research Training Institute

    The Summer Research Training Institute is a partnership between the College of Nursing, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Faculty of Education and the Centre on Aging.

    The Institute offers a variety of workshops that provide introductory research skills and knowledge for students, research assistants, research staff and faculty members. Any faculty member or researcher, their students and research staff that are affiliated with any of the partnering faculties and unit, may participate in the Summer Research Training Institute.

    For information on upcoming events, workshops or to view available resources, visit the Summer Research Training Institute.


    The MCNHR hosts professional development sessions and workshops to build research capacity. Topics include advanced literature searching, online surveys, using SPSS for quantitative data analysis and grant writing.

    Upcoming workshops

    Please check back for upcoming workshops.

    Innovations in Teaching and Research Series

    The Innovations in Teaching and Research Series provides a forum for MCNHR members to share innovations in teaching and research including ongoing or recently completed research projects, quality improvement and education projects.

    These seminars are delivered online using ZOOM conference technology.

    Please check back for upcoming seminars.


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