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Updated: Mon, 07/15/2024 - 16:07

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

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Internship Supervisor

We thank you for providing our doctoral students with a bridge between academic studies and professional practice. By taking part in our Doctoral Internship Program, not only will you be contributing to our student’s education and skills development, you are gaining access to top talent and expertise that will move your organization forward.  

We invite you to look at the benefits and responsibilities outlined below to evaluate if a doctoral student intern is a good fit for your organization. 

Process for Internship Supervisors:

  1. Internship discussion with the doctoral student
  2. Complete the Internship Plan with expectations and signatures
  3. Start the internship
  4. Mentor your intern
  5. Internship is complete when the Supervisor’s Internship Assessment is submitted

Benefits

  • Access to the top graduate students in the country
  • Gain an employee with fresh insights and ideas
  • Foster relationships with graduate programs and students to aid in recruiting future employees
  • Achieve your organization’s goals faster with students who are highly critical and innovative thinkers

Responsibilities

  1. The internship site will identify one of its employees as the internship site supervisor to oversee the intern's work activities during his/her internship.
  2. The internship site requires the student to begin his/her internship only after final McGill (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) approval.
  3. The internship site supervisor is required to notify the student and McGill (GPS) immediately should he/she change the nature of internship which was initially approved.
  4. At the end of the internship, the site supervisor will commit to completing a brief assessment of the intern:PDF icon DIP Supervisor Assessment English versionPDF icon la version française de l'évaluation du stagiaire par le superviseur.

FAQ

Posting an Internship Opportunity

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Host Testimonial:

Hamidreza Yazdani, PhD, National Research Council of Canada

Graduate student supervisor Hamidreza Yazdani from the NRC
"My name is Hamidreza Yazdani, Research Officer at National Research Council Canada (NRC), Aerospace Portfolio. NRC is the primary national research and technology organization of the Government of Canada, in science and technology research and development. The NRC's Aerospace Research Centre is a pillar of Canada's aerospace industry, with a track record of successful collaborations with Canadian and international organizations leading to a vast opportunity in interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

Starting in 2014, NRC has invested on the development of a research program on design, simulation and advanced fabrication of bioinspired ceramic materials. We have supervised 5 PhD graduate students through this program working on different aspects of bioinspired ceramics and additive manufacturing of advanced industrial ceramics. Through this supervision, we had the chance to work with the smart and hardworking students who they spent a lot of time to make a progress in NRC projects by bringing new ideas. The team has successfully developed methods to enhance the toughness of ceramics with improve the multi-functional properties for different aerospace applications."

Udunna Anazodo, PhD, Chair of the Consortium for Advancement of MRI Education and Research in Africa (CAMERA)

Three of the 6 students (middle) at an international imaging conference in Vancouver in Canada with their African colleagues from Nigeria, Tanzania, and South Africa, who were excited to see each other again and present the AI methods they developed through the training program at the Conference.
Three of the 6 students (middle) at an international imaging conference in Vancouver in Canada with their African colleagues from Nigeria, Tanzania, and South Africa, who were excited to see each other again and present the AI methods they developed through the training program at the Conference.
"The Consortium for Advancement of MRI Education and Research in Africa (CAMERA) is the leading advocate for diagnostic imaging access in Africa. CAMERA works with a global multidisciplinary network of diagnostic imaging experts to implement disruptive approaches that are advancing imaging access in Africa through training, networking, and research capacity building. Since 2018, CAMERA has focused on increasing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) availability in Africa, to address the significant health disparity caused from poor access.

This year, CAMERA partnered with McGill University Graduate and Postgraduate Studies to provide a unique experiential learning and leadership opportunity to 6 McGill graduate students. The students collaborated with African researchers and clinicians to develop and implement two MRI training programs in 15 African countries. Thanks to the Doctoral Internship Program, the McGill students travelled across Africa and provided on-site training on how to acquire high quality MRI, analyze images, and develop state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) methods for detection of diseases such as brain tumors. They made lifelong friends and laid a solid foundation to build local expertise that will support future collaborative research.

We are looking forward to continued partnership with the Doctoral Internship Program for the next team of McGill graduate students to visit Africa and work with us to make MRI and diagnostic imaging available for everyone."

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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, McGill University.

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