Internship Program

What is the Internship Program?

In the Internship Program, students spend 12 to 16 consecutive months working in a paid engineering position prior to the last year of their Bachelor of Engineering Science (BESc) program.  Internship provides a longer work term and more extensive experience than SECOP, which ensures that students are able to work on advanced projects, seeing them through from beginning to end.

Why should you participate?

  • Develop a professional network with employers and engineers in your field
  • Gain hands-on experience related to your academic program
  • Build marketable skills employers are looking for in new recruits
  • Clarify your career goals and objectives
  • Earn a salary to help offset the cost of tuition

Who can participate?

  • Full-time undergraduate engineering students who are between their 2nd last and last year of study
  • Returning to Western Engineering (full-time) for both the fall and winter semesters
  • Students who have a cumulative academic average of at least 65% and no scholastic/academic offenses

What is the enrollment process?

  • Co-op information sessions are available annually in the fall term
  • Online registration begins Sept. 14, 2015 on CareerCentral

What are the costs?

  • Tuition for students on Internship in 2016/2017 is $2,065.33 (Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents); $4,887.33 (International)

What does an employer expect?

  • Motivated and enthusiastic students
  • Clear, neat and organized resumes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ethical and professional judgment
  • Responsible and accountable student employees