For-Profit & Not-For-Profits in Canada

The Social Media Lab is an eligible educational partner for Mitacs Accelerate (4-months) and Mitacs Elevate (1-2 years), Canada’s premiere research internship programs. These programs are designed to help for-profit & not-for-profit corporations in Canada solve their research challenges with academic expertise and leveraged funding from the government of Canada.

The Social Media Lab can connect your business to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who can apply their specialized expertise to your business challenges. Interns transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while the companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise.

Internships start at four months and can scale up as much as you need. Open to all industry sectors disciplines, projects can span a wide range of areas, including manufacturing, technical innovation, business processes, IT, social sciences, design, and more.


If are a for-profit or not-for-profit corporation in Canada interested in doing research with us, please review the Mitacs Accelerate program (4 months) and/or the Mitacs Elevate program (1-2 years) to confirm that you qualified. Your financial contribution Mitacs Elevate starts at $7,500 and $30,000 for the Mitacs Elevate program.

Once you have confirmed that you are eligible for these programs, please get in touch with us and we will work with you to develop a mutually acceptable research proposal as part of your application and find a suitable student candidate.