Every summer, W21C offers a variety of research internships from May to August.

The W21C Initiative is led in partnership by UCalgary and Alberta Health Services. Both organizations are committed to achieving excellence in health care through innovations to clinical care, research, and education. Participation in the W21C builds on the longstanding tradition of collaboration between organizations working towards this goal.

Summer Studentships

W21C offers a limited number of interdisciplinary summer studentships each year to applicants who demonstrate commitment to rigorous research practices and an interest in improving public health outcomes. Students who are currently enrolled in post-secondary programs, or who have recently completed their final year of study, are eligible. Studentships are not limited to those in health sciences programs.

W21C summer students will have the opportunity for mentorship and engagement with health care innovators at the University of Calgary. Students will be matched with a Principal Investigator to assist in their research project. Over the course of the summer, students will participate in research learning sessions, conduct a journal club presentation as well as a final research project presentation, and receive support to submit their research to the CASCH Conference.

Key dates:

  • Internships begin in May and go until the end of August.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for each summer cohort.
  • Applications of interest for the following summer must be submitted by December.
    Please note: We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2018.

If students have award funding, scholarships, or want to pursue an internship position for the upcoming summer, please submit your resume and cover letter to Students will work with potential supervisors to submit applications for student funding each January, prior to their studentships. Positions offered to students will not be contingent on the success of these applications.