New GEI program can fund half of McMaster intern salary

The Graduate Enterprise Internship (GEI) is an internship program that will ensure southern Ontario meets future labour market needs by providing business and management experience to graduate students and recent undergrads of STEM programs.

Focusing on students from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, the GEI will help match SMEs (Small/ Medium Sized Enterprise) in Southern Ontario with eligible interns for a six-month paid internship.

This initiative will develop the next generation of leaders in business and innovation. If you are an SME looking to benefit from new skills and technologies, and harness emerging talent, this program might be the initiative you have been looking for. If you are a recent grad or enrolled as a master’s/Phd candidate eager to get great experience from a local business, this program might just be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Employers – SME Businesses

Eligibility:
• Small to Medium size companies (< 1000 employees worldwide)
• Located in Southern Ontario
• Operating in the STEM sector (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Obligations:
• Provide a 6-month internship that develops an intern’s business skills and experience
• Provide structured mentoring during the placement that includes regular meetings with a management-level mentor

Funding:
• Up to 50% of an intern’s salary, to a maximum of $15,000 for STEM Post-Grads and $10,000 for recent undergrads will be provided by the Federal Government- the host employer must provide the remainder of the interns salary/benefits
• McMaster will post job positions, provide mentorship outlines and help promote the Internship program to prospective candidates
Deadline:
• All internships must be completed by March 31, 2014.
To Apply:
Interested applicants are required to fill out and email a completed application with training plan to Lynn Stewart, McMaster University.

Employer Application Form

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Intern Information

Eligibility:
• Obtained a Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD/Post-Doc Degree in the last 5years within the STEM sector (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
OR
• Currently enrolled in a Master’s/PhD/Post-Doc program within the STEM sector (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
• Must be a Candadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

Obligations:
• Participate in a 6-month internship that develops your business skills and experience
• Take part in a structured mentorship during the placement that includes regular meetings with a management-level mentor
Deadline:
• All internships must be completed by March 31, 2014.