Ontario Global Edge Program

Ontario Global Edge Program

The Ontario Global Edge Program is an initiative of the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation and Carleton University. The Program gives students a firsthand opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and the role of small and medium-sized businesses in a global economy. Students will receive a $4750.00 bursary for an 8-16 week internship abroad. They may also earn wages from their employer.

Applications are now open for winter 2015 internships.   Application form can be found here.

Applications must be submitted to the ISSO on or before the deadline of Friday October 17, 2014; to the attention of Sarah Lanoue, Study Abroad Coordinator. sarah_lanoue@carleton.ca

 

Anita Ehui, OGE intern, summer 2012.  Mina Evans Design, Ghana.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  •  Students must be between the ages of 19 and 29, and of the age of majority for the country in which their    international placement will occur;
  • full-time Carleton University students who are returning to school following their placements;
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents; and
  • have a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship.
  • Co-op students who will be doing their placement abroad are also eligible to apply.
  • Students must arrange their own placements which meet the program criteria and then can apply for funding. Placements must be between 8-16 weeks in length.

Placement Criteria:

  • Placements are expected to provide exposure to small business in the global economy and to provide an opportunity for participants to build enterprising skills
  • Placements may include work in small and medium sized enterprises outside of Canada, boards of trade, economic development agencies and entrepreneurial focused placements within corporations.

For detailed information on the program, please visit the Ontario Global Edge web site.

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