In most cases, the academic institution works directly with students to help them find a placement. Whenever this is not the case, CBIE will act as the placement coordinator and will contact these students to assist them with the placement process.
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What Students Can Do
Whether placed by your academic institution or by CBIE, you are encouraged to participate in the process of securing a placement by taking the following steps:
- Participate in CBIE’s research and industry placement webinar series.
- Visit the career centre at your institution and participate in job fairs and networking events.
- Network with professors at your institution and inquire about the projects that they are working on. Make it known that you are interested in working with them.
- Research companies located in your city or town that are relevant to your field of study.
- CBIE has found that companies are often impressed when students take the initiative to contact them first. We encourage you to contact local companies to inquire about whether they host students. Be sure to know the requirements of the placement before you make your calls!
- Consult CBIE’s list of companies that may offer internships directly. Research opportunities that may be a match for your skills and interests and apply for internships through their internal competitions when available. [see the Resourcse tab on this page]
All research/industry placements should meet the following criteria:
- Placements should be related to the student’s degree/program of study in Brazil.
- Placements should start at the beginning of each semester (January, May or September) and last the length of the semester (14 to 16 weeks), whenever possible.
- Students should have no more than two weeks of program inactivity prior to or immediately following the placement. Students must also commit to the entire duration of the placement and are thus not permitted to take any “vacation time” during the placement term.
- The placement should be full-time and consist of a minimum of 35 hours per week.
- The placement should be located in the same city as the student’s host academic institution. Relocation for placement opportunities must first be approved by CBIE and will only be approved in exceptional circumstances.
- CsF students must have a designated supervisor/mentor while in their internship placement from whom they will receive guidance and feeback regularly.
- Any placement found independently by the student must first be approved by the research/industry placement coordinator at the student’s host-university or CBIE.
- A mandatory final report for the research/industry placement will be required of the student at the end of his or her placement. This report is to be reviewed and signed by the placement supervisor to confirm completion of the placement and related requirements.
Are you missing any of the following forms? Contact us at csF@cbie.ca if you are missing one of the following documents:
- A Student Guide to Undertaking Your Research or Industry Placement in Canada – all eligible students will receive a copy of this guide by email once they arrive in Canada. Contact your research/industry coordinator at CBIE if you did not receive a copy of this guide.
- Placement Confirmation Form – this form is to be completed and signed by the student and the supervisor within the first few weeks of the placement. This document is meant to outline the expectations and details of the placement, as agreed upon by the student and the supervisor.
- Reimbursement Form – in the case where the student must relocate for their placement, travel expenses previously approved by CBIE can be submitted for reimbursement by using this form. Expenses being claimed on this form must be accompanied by copies of the travel receipts and tickets.
Please contact CBIE should you require one of the forms.
- CBIE’s Student Centre. View it here. The Student Centre is CBIE’s interactive website that is directed at international students in Canada and Canadians studying or working abroad. Here you will find helpful information on being an international student in Canada.
- Check out the CsF Alumni Linkedin page and speak to CsF students who have already completed their research or industry experience. Hear about their experiences, lessons learned and tips for a successful placement.
- Visit your university career services centre or co-op office to find out what services they can offer you.
- Attend career fairs at your university. Be sure to bring copies of your resume and hand them out to potential internship hosts.