Internship / Work Placement

Western Engineering believes in not only providing a cutting edge research intensive program, we also believe in linking qualified studies with industry partners to help students connect with potential future employers while seeing their research have a real world impact.  Below are just a few options for Internships in Western Engineering. 

The Graduate Student Internship Program is designed to bridge the gap between academia and the workplace. Through internships, graduate students can further develop their skills and advance their professional portfolios while also contributing to the goals and outcomes of their host agency.

Graduate students in either Master’s or PhD programs can participate in the internship program. The opportunity does not need to be connected to a graduate student’s thesis research. More Information.


Mitacs Accelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges. Interns transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while the companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise.

Value: varies depending on internship

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OCE TalentEdge

Ontario’s TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP) provides support for current college and university students (specifically current graduate students and final year undergraduate students), and recent Masters graduates, to work on industry-driven research and development projects. Companies can tap into world-class talent coming out of Ontario's publicly-funded post-secondary institutions and strengthen their capacity to develop new products, services, and processes.

TalentEdge internships are intended to provide interns with an experiential learning opportunity and hands-on industry experience. All internships must be project-based with clearly defined activities, milestones and outcomes. Projects must have a clearly-defined R&D component, where R&D is defined by the discipline and is inclusive of all areas of specialization and disciplines.

Value: Each four-month internship is valued at $20,000 as follows:

$10,000 contribution from OCE
$5,000 company cash contribution
$5,000 company in-kind contribution

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