Benefits

The Engineering Professional Internship Program is a full-time, paid internship opportunity which includes between eight and sixteen 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.

The Engineering Internship Program is classified as a series of four-month academic courses within the University of Saskatchewan where 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

Be in third or fourth year of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.E.) degree program

Have attained a 65% sessional weighted average in your most recent academic year

Return to your studies with at least 18 credit units of coursework remaining

Must not be on faculty action prior to leaving on internship and must not receive a faculty action while on internship

Registration in a capstone design course disqualifies a student's eligibility for a January start date

Application Process

Register

Submit an application to particpate in the internship program through CareerLink. 
Please note that applications are currently closed for the 2019 year of placements.

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 2019 should adhere to the following timelines:

Date Action Item
March 2 - August 15, 2018

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

July 15 - August 18, 2018 Application Review
Review your email on a regular basis. Applicants are notified via email if approved or declined.
September 10 - September 20, 2018 Register as an Intern
Once approved, sign up for and attend a mandatory consultation session and pay the $50 program fee.
September 10 - September 28, 2018 Job Application Window
Polish your resume, apply for jobs, and prepare for interviews.
October 1 - October 12, 2018 Job Interview Window
Attend and interview for opportunities, if invited.
October 16, 2018 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 2019 should adhere to the following timelines:

Date Action Item
March 2 - August 15, 2018

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

July 15 - August 15, 2018 Application Review
Review your email on a regular basis. Applicants are notified via email if approved or declined.
September 10 - September 20, 2018 Register as an Intern
Once approved, sign up for and attend a mandatory consultation session and pay the $50 program fee.
November 1, 2018 - January 9, 2019 Job Application Window
Polish your resume, apply for jobs, and prepare for interviews.
January 10 - January 24, 2019 Job Interview Window
Attend and interview for opportunities, if invited.
January 29, 2019 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 2019 should adhere to the following timelines:

Date Action Item
March 2 - August 15, 2018

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

July 15 - August 18, 2018 Application Review
Review your email on a regular basis. Applicants are notified via email if approved or declined.
September 10 - September 20, 2018 Register as an Intern
Once approved, sign up for and attend a mandatory consultation session and pay the $50 program fee.
November 1, 2018 - July 26, 2019 Job Application Window
Polish your resume, apply for jobs, and prepare for interviews.
January 10 - July 26, 2019 Job Interview Window
Attend and interview for opportunities, if invited.
January 30, 2019 Ranking Day
Review your email on a frequent basis. Seotember job offers are released to students and must be accepted within 24 hours.
 *An Open Round of recruitment takes place between February 4-July 26, 2019. There is no set ranking day during this round of recruitment; offers can be made and accepted at any time.

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;

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 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.

2018 Professional Internship Program Statistics

There were approximately 200 jobs posted; many employers hire for multiple positions.

130 students were placed across Canada.

65% of the placements were in Saskatchewan.

The average salary in Saskatchewan was $3,772 per month.

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

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
esc.usask.ca
Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM