Benefits

The Engineering Professional Internship Program is a full-time internship opportunity which includes a minimum of eight months of professionally supervised work experience in industry. By participating in an internship, students are able to apply the theoretical knowledge they have acquired during their undergraduate studies in a practical and challenging workplace environment.

Given that the Professional Internship Program is classified as a series of four-month academic courses within the University of Saskatchewan, interns earn a competitive salary, may receive benefit packages, and earn vacation pay, all while maintaining their full-time student status.

Aside from gaining practical and in-depth experience within a specialized field, interns typically develop strong interpersonal skills, the ability to write reports, present seminars, supervise others - all attributes that allow College of Engineering graduates to better market themselves in an increasingly competitive job market.

Eligibility

Complete 84 credit units in an undergraduate engineering program.

Attain a sessional weighted average of 65% in your most recent session.

Return to your studies with 18 or more credit units of coursework remaining.

Remain in good academic standing.

Students cannot be registered in a capstone design course if they want to go on internship in January.

Application Process

Register

Submit an application to particpate in the internship program through CareerLink.

Consult

Registered interns must attend a consultation to learn more.

Prepare

Prepare your resume, interviewing, and networking skills.

Apply

Apply for jobs, attend interviews, and accept an offer.

Recruitment Timelines

Prospective students interested in beginning an internship opportunity in January 2017 should adhere to the following timelines:

Date Action Item
March 2 - August 15, 2017

Program Application Window
Submit an application to participate in the internship program via CareerLink.

July 15 - August 18, 2017 Application Review
Review your email on a regular basis. Applicants are notified via email if approved or declined.
September 6 - September 15, 2017 Register as an Intern
Once approved, sign up for and attend a mandatory consultation session and pay the $50 program fee.
September 7 - September 27, 2017 Job Application Window
Polish your resume, apply for jobs, and prepare for interviews.
September 28 - October 12, 2017 Job Interview Window
Attend and interview for opportunities, if invited.
October 17, 2017 Ranking Day
Review your email on a frequent basis. January job offers are released to students and must be accepted within 24 hours.



Prospective students interested in beginning an internship opportunity in May 2017 should adhere to the following timelines:

Date Action Item
March 2 - August 15, 2017

Program Application Window
Submit an application to participate in the internship program via CareerLink.

July 15 - August 15, 2017 Application Review
Review your email on a regular basis. Applicants are notified via email if approved or declined.
September 6 - September 15, 2017 Register as an Intern
Once approved, sign up for and attend a mandatory consultation session and pay the $50 program fee.
November 1, 2017 - January 9, 2018 Job Application Window
Polish your resume, apply for jobs, and prepare for interviews.
January 10 - January 26, 2018 Job Interview Window
Attend and interview for opportunities, if invited.
January 31, 2018 Ranking Day
Review your email on a frequent basis. May job offers are released to students and must be accepted within 24 hours.



Prospective students interested in beginning an internship opportunity in September 2017 should adhere to the following timelines:

Date Action Item
March 2 - August 15, 2017

Program Application Window
Submit an application to participate in the internship program via CareerLink.

July 15 - August 18, 2017 Application Review
Review your email on a regular basis. Applicants are notified via email if approved or declined.
September 6 - September 15, 2017 Register as an Intern
Once approved, sign up for and attend a mandatory consultation session and pay the $50 program fee.
May 1 - July 19, 2018 Job Application Window
Polish your resume, apply for jobs, and prepare for interviews.
May 1 - July 27, 2018 Job Interview Window
Attend and interview for opportunities, if invited.
May 1 - July 27, 2018 Ranking Day
Review your email on a frequent basis. Seotember job offers are released to students and must be accepted within 24 hours.

 

Resources

Prospective students should speak with an academic advisor to:

Learn more about the internship program and its benefits;

Find out how to plan their academics around an internship placement;

Discover what to do after becoming a registered intern.

Students who participate in the internship program  incur two types of fees wich support the administration of the program.

Mandatory Program Fees: All registered interns are required to pay a non-refundable $50 program fee to the Student Employment and Career Centre prior to gaining access to the internship job bank.

Tuition Fees: Registered interns who secure a placement are assessed tuition fees every four months while on placement. Fees are assessed following registration in EPIP 401, EPIP 402, EPIP 403, and EPIP 404, respectively.

Off-Campus Student Fees: Registered interns who secure a placement are assessed off-campus student fees in September, January, May, and July while on placement.

2016 Professional Internship Program Statistics

There were approximately 198 jobs posted;many employers hire for multiple positions.

94 students were placed across Canada.

80% of the placements were in Saskatchewan.

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

Interns work in many industries including mining, infrastructure, transportation, manufacturing, oil and gas and consulting.

Interested in learning more about the internship program? Want to meet with an academic advisor? Contact us today!

Engineering Student Centre
ENGR 2A05 - 57 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 5A2

306-966-5274
engineering.studentcentre@usask.ca
Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM