There are many reasons why you might want to hire an intern. Some of the benefits of having an intern in your workplace include:

A fresh, new perspective in the work environment;

A trial period that may turn into future employment;

Provide assistance with specific projects; and

May assist in branding your organization on campus when they return to their studies.

Candidate Profiles

Committed: All interns are required to complete an 8, 12, or 16 month placement.
Diverse: Candidates have an academic background in either Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Geological, Physics, or Mechanical Engineering.
Educated: Most interns have excelled academically and are in their third year of undergraduate studies.1

Prepared: To ensure their success, all interns attend mandatory pre-departure orientation sessions.

Internship Requirements

Start Dates

Eligible internship placements must begin in January, May or September.

Term Length

Eligible internship placements must be 8, 12, or 16 months in duration.2


Interns must be supervised by or receive in-depth mentorship from a licensed Professional Engineer.


Placements must be engineering focused. Labour and administrative positions do not qualify.

Recruitment Process

Internship job postings must be submitted online through CareerLink. Only students who have been approved by the College of Engineering to participate in the internship program will have access to these postings.

The Student Employment and Career Centre has interview space on campus which can be booked to conduct internship interviews. These rooms are available for $100 per day. Should you require scheduling assistance when interviewing on-campus, the Student Employment and Career Centre can provide this to you free of charge.

To hire an intern through our program, you must submit your offer and rankings online through CareerLink. Please do not make offers directly to students.

The ranking form lists students to whom you would like to issue an offer, in order of preference. The Student Employment and Career Centre will issue the offer to the first ranked candidate on your behalf. If that candidate declines or is no longer available, an offer will be send to subsequent candidates until the position is filled or your ranking list has been exhausted. 

It is important that you only rank candidates to whom you are prepared to make an offer.

Recruitment Timelines

Job postings advertised Beginning September 5, 2017
Application deadlines Beginning September 28, 2017
Interview window Sept. 28 - Oct. 12, 2017
Rankings submitted to the SECC through CareerLink by  4:00pm CST October 13, 2017
Ranking Day October 17, 2017
Companies notified of acceptances October 17-20, 2017

* Please note that there are a minimal number of students available for January placements.

Job postings advertised Beginning November 1, 2017 
Application deadlines Beginning January 9, 2018
Interview window January 10-26, 2018
Rankings submitted to the SECC through CareerLink by 4:00pm CST January 26, 2018
Ranking Day January 30, 2018
Companies notified of acceptances January 30-February 2, 2018

* If you did not fill all of your internship positions during the above-mentioned timeframe, you may post your positions, interview and make offers through CareerLink anytime between February 6-April 28, 2017. 

Job postings advertised Beginning May 1, 2018
Application deadlines Anytime between May 1-July 20, 2018
Interview window Anytime between May 1-July 17, 2018
Rankings submitted to SECC through CareerLink by Anytime between May 1-July 27, 2018
Companies notified of acceptances Anytime between May 1-July 27, 2018


The Student Employment and Career Centre can assist you with all your recruitment needs on campus.

Whether you are looking to post jobs, attend career fairs, host information sessions or interview on campus, we are here to help connect you to future employees.

2016 Professional Internship Program Statistics

 There were 94 students placed across Canada.

63% of placements were for 16 months.

80% of the placements were in Saskatchewan.

The average salary in Saskatchewan was $4,334 per month.

The average salary in Alberta was $4,441 per month.

Some employers may be eligible to secure funding and/or grants when hiring an intern. Please refer to the following websites for details:

For additional information on the Professional Internship Program, please contact:

Brock Egeto
Internship Coordinator
Student Employment and Career Centre

1 To be eligible to participate in the Professional Internship Program, students must be registered in the College of Engineering, have completed at least 84 credit units, and have maintained a sessional average of 65% in the most recent session. Most interns who meet these requirements are in their third year of undergraduate studies.

2 If an employer intends to extend an offer for 8 months, it is recommended that the employer selects the "possibility of extension" option when submitting a posting to the internship program through CareerLink.