Mitacs Business Strategy Internship (MBSI) program


Employer applications open

  • November 2 - 29, 2020, for positions in Winter term (January to April, 2021)

  • January 4 - 31, 2021, for positions in Spring/Summer terms (May to August, 2021)


Haskayne School of Business has partnered with Mitacs to launch Mitacs Business Strategy Internship (MBSI) program. The program will award $10,000 of funding to each interested and eligible undergraduate and graduate student selected to undertake a four-month (450 to 480 hours) internship with a business, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. The Haskayne School of Business and the business will each contribute $2,500 (plus applicable taxes) and Mitacs will contribute the remaining $5,000.

Students will complete a strategic analysis of the business help them restore or modify their operations in a new business environment disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the program, Mitacs will provide optional online professional development opportunities to students.

Program goals

Real world experience

Provide students with the opportunity to apply their skills and business acumen to real-world experiential learning opportunities, while expanding their networks within the business community.

Support the business community

Provide support to businesses who need additional assistance to adapt to the new economic reality.


Build and strengthen connections and collaborations between the Haskayne School of Business and the business community.

Information for students

Information for students

Information for employers

Information for employers

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