ACE is an intensive, career-launching 12 or 16-month full time internship offered by the Institute for Co-operative Education. ACE is currently available to mid-degree undergraduate students in the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) and the Gina Cody School for Engineering and Computer Science (GCS) at Concordia who are in good academic standing and want to jump-start their career.
A long-term internship where you will work on projects (12 or 16 months) that are strategic for the employer
You will be fully-integrated into a planning, management or production teams
Training and coaching that will allow you to grow professionally
A world-class experience, making you job market ready
You will already be in the pipeline for opportunities with the employer once you graduate
Are you a candidate for ACE?
You must be registered in an undergraduate program in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science (GCS) or John Molson School of Business (JMSB)
You must not already be a current member of the Institute for Co-operative Education
You must have completed a minimum of 65 credits for GCS and 45 credits for JMSB (i.e. 2nd and 3rd year students)
You must maintain the required cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 for the program
You must be proficient in English. A working knowledge of French is an important asset.
Are you an international student?
International students must obtain a valid Co-op Work Permit through Citizenship & Immigration Canada as soon as their internship is accepted and confirmed. For more information, visit the Government of Canada website.
The internships are paid, full-time positions with a minimum of 35 hours a week
The duration of the internship can vary from 12 to 16 months, as determined by the employer
All internships start in May at the beginning of the summer term
There is a fee to participate in ACE. Find out more about the Institute’s fees
After the internship, you will return to your studies to complete your undergraduate degree, which will extend the length of your studies by at least one year
Not all students who apply will be accepted; this is a highly competitive process
If you have been selected by the employer, you will be contacted by email
If you accept an offer and then renege, you will be withdrawn from the program.
How to apply
Applications for 2023 will be open from December 5, 2022 to January 16, 2023.
To view the job description, click on the name of the position.
If one or more positions at a particular company interest you, prepare a PDF that contains both your cover letter and your CV for that company. Save this document with the name of the company, followed by your name. For example: Bombardier_JaneWang.pdf. This PDF will serve as your application for all of the positions that interest you at each employer.
Once you have identified the internships that interest you, you can complete the application form below. You will be asked which positions you would like to apply for. Then, you will need to upload the PDF with your cover letter and CV for each company.
All students who apply to the Institute for Co-operative Education (which includes ACE) must agree to the Institute's Terms & Conditions.