Stem Cell Network and Mitacs
Industry-Based Internship Partnership

Recognizing the importance of talent development to advance the sector, in 2022, the Stem Cell Network and Mitacs launched a new partnership that will provide tomorrow’s life science leaders with the skills and experience required to work within Canada’s burgeoning RM sector.

The SCN-Mitacs industry-based internship partnership aims to pair the brightest graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with RM-focused biotech companies that are moving innovative therapies and technologies into the marketplace.

This internship partnership is offered through the Mitacs Accelerate program and will match up to five candidates per year with Canadian companies to complete an eight-month internship. Successful candidates will gain exposure to and work experience in industry and develop fundamental technical and business skills by undertaking a stem cell and regenerative medicine-related project. The program will run annually from 2022 to 2025.

Applications for the 2022/23 internships are currently closed. This program will re-open for applications in January 2023 for the 2023/24 period.

SCN is currently recruiting companies to participate in the 2023-2024 internship program!

To express interest in hosting an intern (anticipated start date between August 2023 and January 2024), please fill out an expression of interest here:

For questions pertaining to this initiative please contact:

Jonathan Draper, Ph.D., Vice-President, Research & Training, Stem Cell Network

Jillian Murray, PhD., Account Manager, Mitacs