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Engineering Internship Program - Winter 2022 Application Form

Students who have secured internship opportunities for the Winter 2022 semester are required to complete and submit the EIP Application Form in order to receive official approval from the Engineering Career Centre to participate in the Engineering Internship Program and have their internship formally recognized and registered on their transcript. Students who wish to have their internship recognized as part of the Engineering Internship Program (EIP) must notify the Engineering Career Centre upon acceptance of their internship offer. Internships cannot be registered or recognized retroactively.

Engineering Internship Program (EIP) - Application Form

Winter 2022 EIP Application Deadline Date: Thursday January 13th 2022
If you have any specific questions regarding engineering internships, please contact intern.engineering [at] mcgill.ca 

**Covid-19 Update

University-sponsored international travel and travel within Canada remain suspended until further notice. Learn more about university guidelines on Travel and Mobility. No travel is permitted for an internship. The Engineering Internship Office is unable to issue documents related to internships that involve travel or in-person internships that are outside of Canada. The Engineering Internship Office can only provide the Déclaration relative à la participation étudiant à activité étudiante (convention de stage) if the internship can be done fully remotely for Winter 2022. Please consult our Covid-19 FAQ page for more information.

Why do an internship?

Participating in the Engineering Internship program and completing an internship in industry can help students to:

  • Clarify their post-graduation career goals and preferred working style.
  • Learn more about the workplace and employer expectations.
  • Apply knowledge gained in the classroom.
  • Develop skills and gain relevant work experience.
  • Learn workplace etiquette and business communication.
  • Improve organizational and time management skills.
  • Earn a salary to help finance their education.
  • Get hands-on experience with the latest tools or methods in their field.
  • Develop business contacts and build a network to assist in finding employment upon graduation.
  • Become a more marketable candidate to employers upon graduation.

Find out more about:

Student Eligibility

  • You must be registered full-time in their program before and after their internship.
  • You must have at least 12 credits remaining in their degree program after the internship (not including minors).
  • You must have a CGPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • International students are eligible to apply for internships (some restrictions apply) – Please speak with the intern.engineering [at] mcgill.ca (Internship Advisor).
  • You are expected to plan your course schedules prior to beginning the internship job search as you will not be eligible to register for courses during the internship. 
  • You are advised to speak with an Academic Advisor to discuss the best time to complete an internship. You may not miss more than 2 academic terms (fall/winter) for internships.

Application Procedures

  • You should begin your internship job search at least one term prior to your preferred internship start date.
  • Many internship opportunities are posted on myFuture; we also encourage you to finalize any contacts you may have made through networking, previous jobs or acquaintances.
  • Selected interview candidates are notified by email by the Engineering Career Centre, or directly by the employer either by phone or email. Students are expected to check their email on a daily basis.
  • You should notify the Engineering Career Centre of all job offers.

Engineering Internship Program (EIP) Requirements

The EIP is an academic program – each internship term will be reflected on your transcript as the Industrial Practicum course (FACC 200, 201, ...).

  • Each internship / industrial practicum must be approved by the Engineering Career Centre, and you must meet the registration deadline dates and all requirements.
  • An internship / industrial practicum may begin in September, January or May and continue for 4, 8, 12 or 16 months (you may only begin 16 month internships in May).
  • The duration of each term must be set by the employer (between 12 and 16 weeks per term).
  • The internship / industrial practicum must be a full-time paid position with a salary based on the student's experience and level of studies.
  • You must return to complete your studies at McGill University after the internship. Internship students will receive an automatic extension for the completion of their studies.
  • At the end of each work term, you will be required to submit an evaluation and a written report of your work experience.
  • You are not allowed to complete your undergraduate degree requirements during the Internship period.
  • Note: You may find your own internship independently. Contact us if you are planning on accepting a position that you would like to register as an internship.

Industrial Practicum (4-month work term) course

  • The Industrial Practicum course is a zero credit, pass/fail course.
  • To obtain a passing grade, you must: work for the mandatory agreed upon duration (12 - 16 weeks per term); obtain a satisfactory evaluation from your employer; and submit an evaluation and a written report.
  • If you find your own engineering summer (or fall/winter) job and would like to register it as an IP, contact the Career Centre before you begin working to request approval and make these arrangements.

Student Responsibilities

It is expected that students participating in the EIP will:

  • Provide accurate and appropriate information on their qualifications and interests when applying for positions
  • Notify the Engineering Career Centre office well in advance if interviews must be rescheduled or cancelled
  • Notify the institution of acceptance or rejection of an offer within the time allotted
  • Honour the acceptance of the offer, once an offer has been accepted (verbally, by email or a contract), students will stop applying for internships and will not do any further interviews.
  • If after accepting an offer, you decide to withdraw that acceptance, you will no longer be eligible for the Engineering Internship Program and will no longer have access to internship postings on MyFuture

On the job the student will:

  • Be responsible and accountable
  • Respect safety and the environment
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional judgment
  • Be punctual, resourceful, adaptable and productive
  • Recognize and respect the employer/employee relationship: communicate progress and areas of concern with the employer first, then the Engineering Career Centre
  • Assist the Engineering Career Centre in coordinating possible site visits
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