Paid internships with government

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is in an exciting period of renewal and modernization. We want the best-qualified and most motivated job seekers in the marketplace now and in the years ahead.

Ontario Internship Program

  • A 2-year paid internship program with the Ontario Public Service
  • Gain valuable work experience in the public sector
  • Make professional contacts
  • Applications usually available in January

MNRF Internship Program

Eligibility: Full-time post-secondary students who recently (within five years) graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution, and are eligible to work in Canada.

  • A 40-week paid placement with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in select fields (e.g., biology, park planning, enforcement, forestry)
  • Get career development training and coaching
  • For full-time or recently graduated university and college students
  • New internship opportunities posted throughout the year

Municipal Finance Internship

  • Get a full-time, 12-month contract position with a municipality
  • Practical, hands-on experience working in municipal finance and local government
  • Mentor under a Chief Financial Officer or delegate

Municipal Management Internship Program

  • Get work experience in local government administration as a management intern
  • Mentor under a Chief Administrative Officer or delegate
  • Application deadline: January 21, 2013

Transportation Technician Initiative (engineering tech graduates)

Eligibility: Engineering technicians, or individuals who have obtained similar experience through working in related disciplines. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada eligible to work in Ontario.

  • Get a full-time, permanent job with the Ministry of Transportation
  • Get 3 years of rotating assignments and work experience

Internationally Trained Engineers

  • Get a 12-15 month paid internship as an engineer with the Ontario government
  • Get the Canadian work experience you need to become licensed as a professional engineer in Ontario

Internationally Trained Individuals

Eligibility: Satisfied Professional Engineers Ontario's (PEO) academic and technical requirements for licensing except for the minimum 12 months of verifiable and acceptable engineering experience in a Canadian jurisdiction, under the supervision of a professional engineer licensed in the jurisdiction in which the work was undertaken. Demonstrated to PEO’s satisfaction at least 36 months of acceptable and verifiable engineering experience. Passed PEO’s Professional Practice Examination.

  • Get a 6-month paid internship in the Ontario Public Service
  • For those who’ve recently arrived in Ontario or considering coming to Ontario

Engineering Development Program

Eligibility: Those who have graduated within the last two years from a four-year University degree in civil or geotechnical engineering and who wish to obtain their Professional Engineers of Ontario License from PEO. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada eligible to work in Ontario.

  • For recent civil and geotechnical engineering graduates
  • Help design and build Ontario’s roads and bridges
  • Get qualifying experience for an engineering licence and more senior work in the public service
Updated: September 2, 2014