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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Internships and Co-ops

Students at Ontario Tech University have the opportunity to participate in paid program-related work placements while working toward their degrees.  A co-op or internship term typically begins in May, September, or January and can be 4, 8, 12, or 16 months in length.  For information specific to each faculty, please see further details below.

Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT):
To be eligible for the Business and Information Technology Internship program, students must be completed their second-year courses and maintain a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA each semester at the time of registration in the internship course.

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) and the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS): 
To be eligible for an internship, students must be completing year three of a four-year program, or year four of a five-year program, and meet the minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA requirement. Students may apply for co-op positions from the end of year one.

Faculty of Science (FS):
To be eligible for the Science Co-op program, students must be in their second year of studies or above and meet the minimum requirement of 2.7 cumulative GPA.  Students would begin to apply for opportunities for the summer term after the second year of study.

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH):

An internship is typically 8 to 16 weeks in duration and must be at least 280 hours of continuous employment, up to a maximum of 16 consecutive months. To qualify, a student must be in clear academic standing, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B), and have completed 84 credit hours (4th year standing) in their program of study.

Which faculties offer co-op or internship?

The following faculties offer an optional co-op and/or internship program:

  • The Faculty of Business and Information Technology
  • The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • The Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
  • The Faculty of Science
  • The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

How do I apply?

To register for a co-op or internship, please log in to the Student Life Portal.

On the left-hand side, select Co-op & Internship and proceed to select your program. Please note that you must meet the eligibility requirements for your faculty. Once you have completed the registration process your application will be reviewed and approved before you gain access to the co-op/internship job postings.  For any questions or concerns, please contact Janette Banga, Co-op and Internship Co-ordinator.

Why consider internship or co-op?

  • Clarify career direction and define employment goals.
  • Develop a valuable network and build confidence in interacting with employers.
  • Earn money to offset the costs of education and reduce debt load.
  • Enhance your resumé by acquiring relevant technical and employability skills.
  • Explore future employment potential.
  • Gain industry experience in a chosen field.
  • Increase motivation to learn and better understand the significance of course material.
  • Strengthen your skills through practical application.

How can the Career Centre help?

We can help you:

  • Complete the necessary documentation.
  • Locate relevant internship and co-op opportunities.
  • Prepare to market yourself with confidence at the interview stage.
  • Tailor your resumé and cover letter.
  • Transition smoothly from school to work.