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