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What is different about an ACE internship?

  • 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.

  • Students must consult the International Students Office with any questions.

Things to know

  • 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  • If you accept an offer and then renege, you will be withdrawn from the program.

Contact us

Reach out to the ACE coordinator at the Institute for Co-operative Education with any questions you may have about ACE at

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