Goodman Partners with Mitacs

The BSI program supports businesses and not-for-profits through internships for students in response to COVID-19!

In partnership with Mitacs, the Goodman School of Business is participating in the Business Strategy Internship (BSI) program. This program supports graduate and undergraduate students in undertaking a strategy project with a business or not-for-profit to help restore or modify their business operations disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations contribute $5,000 to the project and this is matched 1:1 by Mitacs to support the student internship.

Internships can commence immediately once a partner organization and student submit a project proposal and have been approved. Projects will be approved on a first come, first serve basis.


Organizations receive support to restore or modify business operations in the new economic environment.

Students complete a supervised project as a 16-week paid internship during which they gain valuable experience, coaching and mentorship.

Partner organization eligibility

  • Be a registered Canadian business
  • Be an incorporated Canadian Not-for-profit
  • Small to Mid-Sized company with less than 500 full-time employees

Commitments from partner organizationS:

  • Businesses or NFP’s must provide $5,000+HST in funding to support an internship
  • Funding will be matched by Mitacs 1:1 for a $10,000 paid student internship
  • Business or NFP must co-submit an internship proposal with a student
  • Meet weekly with student (virtually recommended) to update on progress and plan next steps

Student eligibility

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student at Brock University, returning to studies in September 2020
  • Not a current, active participant in another Mitacs program

Commitments from Student:

  • Meet weekly with supervisor to report on progress of the project
  • At end of program will be required to complete an exit survey
  • Student must complete a final report summarizing the work that was completed

Get in touch with Goodman Group by completing our intake form here.