Overview and Benefits

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 Summer Co-op Program, 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?

  • Internship information sessions occur annually in the Fall Term.
  • Online registration begins Sept. 5, 2017 on CareerCentral

What are the costs?

  • Internship tuition for 2017/2018 is $2,168.50 (Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents); $5,278.33 (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