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Submitted by lisa.jeannet on Fri, 08/12/2016 - 9:05am

Internships are designed to give you work integrated learning experience prior to graduation so you can bridge the gap between theory and practice and prepare you to excel in the workplace. You will gain practical experience in your field of study, earn money, develop industry contacts and networks and put your skills to the test outside the classroom.

Can my internship count towards my P.Eng designation?

Yes, APEGA  may recognize up to one year of the internship experience towards your Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation. You should review the requirements with APEGA directly.

Students who complete internship may only have to work for three years before they can apply to become a Professional Engineer.

Can I take courses while on internship?

Internship is a fulltime experience and we encourage students to focus on this and the INTE course accompanying it exclusively.

Students may take up to 18 credits per year however; daytime course would require special permission from your specific department and if you intend on taking daytime courses you should discuss your plan with your employer and get their full support.

If I am an international student when should I apply for my work Visa?

You must apply immediately following acceptance of an internship position.

The application will require applying for a Co-Op/Intern Work Permit from the government of Canada Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website.

How am I evaluated?

The Internship Attributes Coaching Tool (IACT) is designed to evaluate an intern’s performance in areas identified by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). These performance evaluations can help you understand your strengths and opportunities from your supervisor’s perspective and start a dialogue with your leader on the development of your work place abilities.  

The due dates of each performance evaluation coincide with the due dates of the work term reports. It is your responsibility to ensure the evaluations are completed by your supervisor and submitted by the assigned date.

Does my degree show my internship?

While taking an internship placement adds a full year to the standard four-year engineering degree, students are awarded a with internship designation on their parchment.

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Can my internship count towards my P.Eng designation?

Yes, APEGA  may recognize up to one year of the internship experience towards your Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation. You should review the requirements with APEGA directly.

Students who complete internship may only have to work for three years before they can apply to become a Professional Engineer.
Can I take courses while on internship?

Internship is a fulltime experience and we encourage students to focus on this and the INTE course accompanying it exclusively.

Students may take up to 18 credits per year however; daytime course would require special permission from your specific department and if you intend on taking daytime courses you should discuss your plan with your employer and get their full support.

If I am an international student when should I apply for my work Visa?

You must apply immediately following acceptance of an internship position.

The application will require applying for a Co-Op/Intern Work Permit from the government of Canada Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website.

How am I evaluated?

The Internship Attributes Coaching Tool (IACT) is designed to evaluate an intern’s performance in areas identified by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). These performance evaluations can help you understand your strengths and opportunities from your supervisor’s perspective and start a dialogue with your leader on the development of your work place abilities.  

The due dates of each performance evaluation coincide with the due dates of the work term reports. It is your responsibility to ensure the evaluations are completed by your supervisor and submitted by the assigned date.

Does my degree show my internship?

While taking an internship placement adds a full year to the standard four-year engineering degree, students are awarded a with internship designation on their parchment.

Contact Us

CareerLink is the UofC's online job search
and career resources portal.

Login to register to attend career events
& view internship job postings!

CAREERLINK