Launch of the cégep student mentorship program

The cégep student mentorship program is open to PhD students and postdocs wishing to host and mentor one or two cégep students during a 10-15 week internship. The aims of this program are:

  1. To provide valuable mentorship experience to QBIN students and postdocs through mentoring cégep students
  2. To recruit the next generation of scientists by welcoming cégep students into bio-imaging labs and exposing them to research

Applicants will be asked to provide a short description of a research project for the intern(s) to complete. The project should be feasible for cégep students within the internship period, with a focus on education rather than research assistance. The interns should be actively involved in the project from the first week of the internship. Successful applicants will be given a $1500 mentorship stipend in recognition of the time and effort it takes to mentor cégep students with little to no experience in bio-imaging research.

The time of year and duration of the internships as well as related deadlines will differ depending on the cégep and university – click here for information specific to your city.

Please note: The deadline to apply for this program in Montreal has been extended to March 30, 2023 at 11:30pm

To learn more about what it’s like to participate in this program as a mentor and to see the types of projects that cégep interns could work on, read this post on the QBIN blog.