Overview of the Engineering Internship Program
The Engineering Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to gain practical work experience related to their studies in an engineering setting in industry or elsewhere, and to explore potential career options. All Engineering Internship students are paid prevailing wages and are generally well paid for these placements.
Internship placement opportunities extend from 12 to 16 months and may be local or abroad. Internship work terms are expected to occur following the student’s completion of the third year of their program. All internship positions must be approved by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to ensure a meaningful engineering experience.
Requirements for participation
Undergraduate students in any Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science program who have a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA can choose to participate in the Engineering Internship Program, although participation is voluntary. Following the internship placement, students must return to complete at least 3 full-time courses prior to graduation, as necessary for employers to receive their CRA tax credit.
Engineering Licensing Experience
Up to 12 months of experience gained through the Engineering Internship Program may count towards the 45 months of experience required for licensing by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), provided the student has completed at least fifty percent of the academic program in which they are registered before the work term and the nature of the work experience is deemed acceptable. Once you have graduated, PEO may accept a copy of the work-term report for licensing consideration along with the PEO Pre-Graduation Experience Form.