BRITE Internships

2023 - internships awarded: 5

2024 - internships awarded: 6  /  some funding remaining

BRITE Partners will submit an "Evergreen" statement outlining a description of their organization and types of internships that might be available. Interested students reach out to and work with organizations to develop a project, submitting an application together. Particular project descriptions may also be posted as well. 

*Internships available only to members of the Biodiversity Research Centre.

*The funding available for a BRITE Internship is $7,000.00.

A key element of the BRITE initiative is an internship program for master's and doctoral students.

This program has the following goals: 

  • to allow students to enhance their training by experiencing collaboration within a non-governmental organization, government agency, or industry to improve the breadth of training and networks;
  • to directly facilitate the application of academic biodiversity research;
  • to extend or apply student research or training;
  • to provide supplementary funding to graduate students; and
  • to advance the missions of partner organizations and institutions, where that mission goes beyond basic research.

About the Program

“See link to OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES for information about additional ways to fund research partnerships.”


Learn about current and past BRITE interns and read descriptions of their experiences.

Within four months of the end of the internship, the student makes a presentation to the Biodiversity Research Centre about their internship experience. Presentations can be one of the following: a BLISS presentation (10-15 minutes), a 3 minute YouTube video, a Twitter thread with photos (and maybe video), or a Blog post about the internship.

The student completes an Internship Report and Evaluation, and the agency supervisor completes a Performance Evaluation (please view the form in the Forms section below).



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