The Graduate Internship Program for Engineering and Computer Science (GrIPECS) is dedicated to helping bridge the gap between graduate students and industry. Students, supervisors, and host companies (public or private) will collaborate to give engineering and computer science graduate students the opportunity to work on real-world problems while gaining valuable work experience in industry during their Masters studies.
An internship in engineering or computer science is a temporary placement in a workplace that may be part of an educational program. It provides graduate students with an opportunity to gain experience and develop new skills during their studies in a particular field outside of academia. Students gain awareness of typical requirements and the degree of competitiveness for the hiring cycle in different sectors.
A graduate internship ranges between four to eight months on either a full-time or part-time basis with advisor support. This time must be taken during one’s graduate studies while registered as a full-time student at the time one is choosing. However, the internship must be after the completion of one's first semester. For part-time internships, it is recommended that the internship be fifteen to twenty-nine hours per week with the host organization.
Graduate engineering and computer science internships are paid work, financed by either the host organization or the McGill University Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) funding unit or by a combination of the two.