Internship Opportunities

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Asian Development Bank (ADB) Internship Program--Open

The ADB Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research assignments based on ADB’s current operational needs. ADB advertises internship assignments three times per year and welcomes motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals to apply.

The internship program offers the opportunity to:

  • work in a major international development organization; 

  • work collaboratively with experienced professionals from over 50 different countries;

  • gain a deeper understanding of development finance and the impact of the work ADB does; and

  • contribute to ADB's business through research outputs.

More information on eligibility and how to apply. ​


Mitacs-Accelerate​ ​is Canada’s premiere research internship program. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from over 50 universities apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges. Armed with the very latest tools, techniques, and innovations, the intern (a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow) brings a new perspective to the problem faced by the industry partner.

  • Interns spend approximately half of the time on-site with the industry partner; the remainder is spent at the university advancing the research under the guidance of a faculty supervisor.

  • Open to all disciplines and all industry sectors, projects can span a wide range of areas, including: manufacturing, technical innovation, business processes, IT, social sciences, design, and more.

  • No deadlines: applications are accepted at any time

  • Application process: simple, easy, and quick; typically approved within four to six weeks

  • International students and postdocs are eligible

More information on eligibility and how to applyTo obtain the “Office of Research Services Representative or equivalent” signature on your proposal, the applicant's supervisor must upload and submit the application through the university's My Research Application (MRA) System. The MRA should be started well in advance to ensure a successful submission since it can take several business days to receive the required approvals (including departmental Chair approval).  Please contact Elizabeth Ribeiro copying at the U of T Innovations & Partnerships Office for details.​​

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship​

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program (QES Program) is a great opportunity to engage in paid international work or research for the Summer of 2019. Please see below for opportunities that focus on social impact, literacy, scientific research, education, or Indigenous advocacy:

Literacy and Indigenous Language Education
Community development, French and English language teaching, assessment, evaluation, and capacity building in education for women, girls, and youth with disabilities in Rwanda and India

Inclusive Innovation for Development
Social impact and entrepreneurship education and development in Cape Town, South Africa

Enhancing Health and Science Education and Research
Knowledge Translation, research, counselling, survey testing, and educational materials development for cancer research and awareness in Nairobi, Kenya.

Successful candidates receive $7,000 toward a 90-day internship. All QES applicants are responsible for securing a course for credit for their summer term. All opportunities are open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Deadline to apply is early February of each year for the summer of the same year.  For more information, and to apply, please visit​