Thank you for your interest in joining the Grand Challenges Canada team. Our current opportunities are listed below:



Application Closed: The deadline for applications was Friday, January 22, 2016.

Please note successful applicants will be notified in March – April 2016.

Gain meaningful, hands-on experience in the diverse, interdisciplinary field of global health through Grand Challenges Canada’s Summer Student Program.

Each summer, Grand Challenges Canada welcomes passionate and driven students from a variety of disciplines to work as part of our team, through the Summer Student Program.

Summer students will work in and across the following areas within Grand Challenges Canada, based on their interests and experience:

Job descriptions for each position can be found here.


  • Contribute to an innovative and well-known organization at the vanguard of global health
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team in your area of interest and gain valuable experience for your future
  • Attend regular speaker events featuring prominent researchers, clinicians, investors, leaders and thinkers in the global health sphere
  • Learn from our team through Grand Challenges Canada’s mentorship program
  • Develop your communication, analytic and networking skills.

For information on eligibility, the application process, and other questions about the Summer Student Program, review the Important Program Information document.

The Short Answer Questions can be downloaded here.

Important Dates:
Successful applicants notified:                       March – April, 2016
Summer Student Program starts:                   May 2, 2016
Summer Student Program ends:                    August 26, 2016

Learn More about Grand Challenges Canada  
To learn more about the Summer Student Program, including information about past students and activities, refer to Grand Challenges Canada’s Blog.

We encourage you to join our mailing list and to follow us on social media, as we use these platforms to announce new programs, job opportunities, events and other news (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn)

If your question is not addressed in the Important Program Information document, email and include “Summer Student Program” in the subject line.



For information about current employment opportunities please visit the University Health Network website (Careers > Research tab). If there are no Grand Challenges Canada postings, there are no opportunities at this time.

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