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FESNS and FEAS co-op and internship program information

The Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS) and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) offer optional internship and co-op programs that are administered in partnership with the Career Centre.

Applicants for internship should be completing Year 3 of a four-year undergraduate degree, or Year 4 of a five-year undergraduate degree. Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3. Full-time students are permitted to apply for co-op from the end of year one as long as they can demonstrate that they meet the eligibility requirements of a cumulative GPA of 2.3 with no core subjects missing.

A fee of $500 per semester is applied when students accept a co-op or internship offer and are then enrolled in internship or co-op. This fee is subject to change, without notice, based on UOIT Board approval.

Successful completion of internship or co-op results in a transcript notation and does not impact a student’s GPA.

For more information, please visit engineering.uoit.ca or nuclear.uoit.ca.

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What’s the process?
  1. Meet with the Internship Co-ordinator or Assistant to discuss your options. It’s never too soon to start thinking about internship or co-op.

  2. Get familiar with the Co-op and Internship portal (MyCampus login required) and check regularly for program-related opportunities in the UOIT Internship and Co-op section. Internships can be posted as early as November or December and summer co-op postings generally start to appear in January.

  3. Sign up for an All About Co-op and Internship workshop offered in the Fall term or view the online workshop.

  4. Complete an Internship/Co-op Application Form to signify your interest.

  5. Book an appointment with a Career Centre advisor for a resumé and cover letter critique. Learn how to tailor your application for a specific company or position.

  6. Apply for relevant internship or co-op positions by following the protocol identified in the posting. This may involve combining your cover letter, resumé and unofficial transcript from MyCampus in an attached file and forwarding it to UOIT or directly to the recruiter.

  7. Book a mock interview appointment to give yourself a competitive edge. Students selected for interviews may be contacted by the employer or through the Career Centre.

  8. Forward copies of letters of offer and acceptance to the Career Centre and book an appointment to meet with the Co-op and Internship Co-ordinator or Assistant to complete a UOIT Internship/Co-op Student Agreement Form.

  9. Attend a mandatory Internship/Co-op Success Workshop prior to the start of the internship or co-op work term.

What else do you need to know?

Students accepting offers of internship and co-op must agree to:

  • Withdraw from all other current co-op and internship competitions and refrain from applying to any further internship or co-op positions available during the term of the signed contract.

  • Remit payment of the internship/co-op administration fee ($500 per semester) to the university's Accounting department once this appears on your MyCampus account.

  • Return to UOIT on a full-time basis upon completion of the internship or co-op to continue their intended degree programs.

Please note:
  • As of January 1, 2013, students participating in an internship or co-op are not eligible to enroll in part-time credit courses at UOIT or another institution while on a work term.

  • Laptops are not required for internship or co-op.

  • Recipients of OSAP or other student loans that are on work terms longer than six months will be required to start loan re-payment. Participation in optional internship may affect eligibility for in-course scholarships.

  • Students participating in internships in the Fall or Winter co-op terms are considered part-time students, according to the university.

  • Students participating in internships in the Fall or Winter co-ops are not eligible for Student Association (Your SA) health insurance for the work-term period. However, students who have previously opted out of the Your SA insurance may be able continue to access family coverage throughout their work terms.

How can Career Services help?

We can help you:

  • Complete the necessary documentation.

  • Tailor your resumé and cover letter.

  • Locate relevant internship and co-op opportunities.

  • Prepare to market yourself with confidence at the interview stage.

  • Transition smoothly from school to work.

For more information, please contact:

Anne Coulby
Co-op and Internship Co-ordinator
905.721.8668 ext. 5314

Janette Banga
Co-op and Internship Assistant
905.721.8668 ext. 3824

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