Program details


This internship offers remuneration of $6,500, paid bi-weekly over 13 weeks.

All funded students may take part in PIKE-Net workshops, research symposiums and other research training and mentorship activities. Funded students must participate in PIKE-Net sponsored student conferences/institutes.

What to expect

The first week includes two days of workshops and an orientation to the internship project with a research mentor and their research team.

Workshops cover not only academic research skills but also topics specific to Indigenous health, including traditional healing and approaches to health.

Over the 13-week period, summer research interns complete their identified project under the guidance of their research mentor. The specific plan for completing the project is determined in consultation with the mentor.

Activities during the internship vary according to the specific projects, but may include self-directed activities (e.g., library searches, reading articles), participating in research team meetings, chart reviews, participation in interviews and focus groups, data analysis, laboratory tests, etc.

At the end of the program, all summer interns participate in a research colloquium to share their research experiences with other interns and project mentors.

The start date for this year’s program is May 18, 2021.

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To qualify for the Undergraduate Summer Research Internship program, you must self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. You must also be attending an undergraduate university degree program at the University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, Brandon University or the University College of the North (The Pas and Thompson). You may be enrolled on a part-time or full-time basis in any discipline for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Consideration will also be given to Manitoba students studying at institutions outside of the province, provided the student can demonstrate a connection to Manitoba (e.g., Manitoba residency, member of a Manitoba community).

How to apply

The deadline for the 2021 Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program has passed. If you have any questions, please contact

To apply to the Summer Internship program, please fill out our online application.

Please note, you will also need to submit some supporting documentation and directions are provided at the end of the online application form. All applications received by the deadline will be screened by our review committee and will be shortlisted. Successful applicants will be matched with a mentor and asked to submit a brief proposal outlining their goals and objectives for their summer project before the start of the internship.

Applicants may also identify their own project mentor (further information is provided in the online registration).

Contact us

Ongomiizwin – Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
P122 Pathology Building
770 Bannatyne Ave
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3W 0W3