Grand Challenges Canada


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

Grand Challenges Canada’s Summer Students will work in and across the following areas, based on their interests and experience:

• Global Health Innovation
• Humanitarian Innovation
• Indigenous Innovation
• Communications
• Knowledge Management and Translation

To learn more about what to expect from the Summer Student experience, read these reflections from the 2020 and 2019 cohorts!
Reflections from Grand Challenges Canada’s 2020 Summer Students
Reflections from Grand Challenges Canada’s 2019 Summer Students

Apply for Grand Challenges Canada’s 2021 Summer Student Program

To apply for the 2021 summer student program, please review the job descriptions and important information about the Summer Student Program, then complete the relevant short answer questions and submit your application through the link below!

Summer Student job descriptions (PDF)
Important information about the Summer Student Program (PDF)
Short Answer Questions (PDF)
Submit your application here!