Research Internship Program

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 interns.

Apply to be a student research assistant in the Internship Program

Deadline: March 25, 2024


Research assistants within the MCNHR Research Internship Program play a key role in supporting and coordinating research and evaluation projects.

Start date: May 6
End date: August 30
Hours of work: 10-15 hours/week (in-person; Mon. to Fri.)
Salary: Undergraduate student $20/hour; graduate student $23/hour

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  • Must be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the College of Nursing, Community Health Sciences or Psychology or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of survey methodology and quantitative methods.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and respectfully in writing and verbally with others including supervisor, faculty, staff, and study participants. 
  • Experience in using various computer programs and applications including library databases, Microsoft Office, data analysis software etc. 
  • Ability to synthesize and summarize data and information from literature and research.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills required. 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential.
  • Previous research or project coordination experience is preferred.


  • Assists in developing data collection tools, tracking systems and standard operating procedures. 
  • Assists in various phases of research and evaluation projects including ethics, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Conducts literature and information searches, retrievals, and reviews.
  • Meets and communicates regularly with research supervisor to discuss progress, issues, and status of work. 
  • Assists with project dissemination activities by aiding in the preparation of presentations, reports, media releases and manuscripts for publication. 
  • Provides other research supports as required.


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.


Assistance with SPSS statistics

Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) is software used by various kinds of researchers for complex statistical data analysis. 

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