Internships can begin in two ways:
- Industry Driven: Companies with specific R&D issues can create an internship opportunity by identifying the type of research to be undertaken and the particular skill sets and/or academic background required by the intern.
- Professor or Graduate-Student Driven: A graduate student or post-doctoral fellow can submit a research proposal identifying a potential or specific industry partner.
Regardless of the project’s origin, the Connect Canada intern will be guided by their academic supervisor (university professor) during the entire length of placement.
Connect Canada is managed by AUTO21 Inc. and the University of Windsor. It is a federal Industrial Research and Development Internship Program, administered by the Networks of Centres of Excellence Secretariat.