McGill Engineering has two different programs whereby students can acquire relevant work experience in industry. Undergraduate students studying Bioresource, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical or Software Engineering can participate in the Engineering Internship Program. Mining and Materials Engineering students participate in a mandatory cooperative education program.

Engineering Internship Program (EIP)

McGill’s Engineering Internship Program provides undergraduates an opportunity to participate in 4, 8, 12 or 16 month-long engineering internships commencing in September, January or May. The duration of each internship term must be between 12 and 16 weeks.

The Engineering Internship Program gives employers the opportunity to invest in future employees while contributing to students' educational process in a significant and meaningful way. Our students participate in internships in order to further their academic, professional and personal growth.

Co-op Programs

The Department of Mining and Materials Engineering offers two mandatory cooperative education programs. For information about the programs and hiring co-op students from these programs, please see

Software Engineering students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering enrolled as of September 2021 must complete four mandatory co-op work terms prior to graduation. For information about the program and hiring Software Engineering co-op students, please see

Some employers may be interested to hire students from both the EIP and Co-op Programs. The Engineering Career Centre staff will work with employers to ensure they have access to the most relevant and qualified students.

Tax Credits

Employers hiring students through either the Engineering Internship Program or Co-op programs may be eligible for provincial tax credits. For information, please go to: Quebec Tax Credits.

Tax credit forms are completed at the end of the internship/stage period. If you have hired a student through McGill’s Engineering Internship Program, please complete the following areas of form C0-1029.8.33.10 and then return the form by email to careers4engineers [at] or by fax (514-398-2169). You will be sent a signed official copy of form CO-1029.8.33.10 by mail.

Areas to be completed by the employer:

  • Section 1 - Company name and address
  • Section 3 - Supervisor’s name
  • Page 2: Columns 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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