Employers value experience. Internships (four, eight, twelve, or sixteen months) allow you to gain professional work experience
during the course of your undergraduate studies while earning a salary within
the average range for entry-level professional positions. Other benefits
include the following:
prospects upon graduation, often at a higher starting salary
The opportunity to explore
career options prior to graduation
The opportunity to develop
communication skills and to acquire a business perspective that cannot be
learned in school
An internship may begin in January, May, or September. Employers choose the most suitable
students for their organization through an application and interview process.
While employed by the participating companies, you work on assignments related
to your field of study. Internships will be recognized on your transcript as one or more non-credit courses entitled "Industrial Practicum." Successful completion of an internship of eight or more months qualifies you to graduate with the Internship Program
designation on your transcript.
To participate in the Engineering Internship Program, you must:
have a CGPA of 2.00 or
be in good financial
standing with the University;
obtain approval from the Engineering Career Centre before registering for or starting your internship;
be registered full-time
in your program before and after your internship;
remain a degree candidate
while on internship;
return to complete your
undergraduate degree at McGill, with a minimum of
15 credits remaining in your program after your internship (i.e., you are not allowed to complete your
degree during your internship).
Internship students will receive an automatic extension for
the completion of their studies.
International students are eligible (a few restrictions may apply).
For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/careers4engineers or send an email to
careers4engineers [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
While on internship,
you are expected to complete any deferrals you may have been granted,
regardless of the location of the internship. If you do not write a deferred
exam as scheduled, you will receive a final grade of J. The J grade will
calculate as a failure in both TGPA and CGPA.
must ensure that their health coverage remains in force during their
During your time as an
intern, you are not considered to be in full-time status. Your government
loans will become due and payable within the prescribed grace period (usually six
If you officially accept
an internship position but subsequently decline the position, you will no
longer be eligible for the Engineering Internship Program.