2021 Paid Internships

Eligible students can apply for paid internship positions, separate from or in addition to, a scholarship. These internships provide valuable on-the-job training, and are a great way to learn new skills and make connections with employers in the field of transportation.

EllisDon Corporation  www.ellisdon.com

Available to Undergraduate students legally entitled to work in Canada
Study fields Transportation engineering with special interest in civil infrastructure such as highways, roadways, transit systems, urban infrastructure,etc.

Approximately a 15-week internship in summer 2021 in Ontario. The recipient must have a proven record of leadership at his/her university or community, and must be committed to the advancement of transportation in Canada

Compensation $17.00 to $24.50 per hour

IBI Group  www.ibigroup.com

Available to Undergraduate students legally eligible to work in Canada.
Study fields Civil Engineering students with an interest in transportation. IBI Group has specialties in transportation planning, traffic operations, transit technology, intelligent transportation systems, and road and highway design.

Words like – motivated, enthusiastic, collaborative, independent, willingness to learn and take initiative – describe our ideal student candidate. We have offices located across the GTA (Toronto, Etobicoke, Markham, Waterloo, and Hamilton). Our students work with and learn from motivated industry professionals and play an integral role in projects. We will treat you like any other member of the team and you will be given as much responsibility as you show us you can handle.

Compensation Depending on year of study and past co-op experience, students will be paid between $19-25/hour.

Morrison Hershfield  www.morrisonhershfield.com

Available to Undergraduate or graduate students legally allowed to work in Canada
Study fields Transportation engineering (with special interest in civil infrastructure such as highways, roadways, bridges, traffic engineering, transit systems, drainage, construction administration, etc. 
Description 15-week internship in summer 2020 in either Burlington (ON), Ottawa (ON), Markham (ON), Winnipeg (MB) or Vancouver (BC). Apply if interested in these locations. The recipient must have a proven record of leadership at his/her university or community and must be committed to the advancement of transportation in Canada. 
Compensation $22.00 to $26.00 per hour

WSP  www.wsp.com

Available to Students who have completed at least the 2nd year of their undergraduate program. We also encourage Master’s students to apply.
Study fields Transportation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Planning


WSP is currently seeking a Co-op Student / Intern with an interest in active transportation and sustainable planning with a focus on public consultation to join our Transportation Planning Team. The successful candidate will join a leading-edge practice, developing work in emerging fields such as complete streets, vision zero, autonomous vehicles and more. The successful candidate will work on numerous projects for respected municipal clients and development related work. Projects include: Transportation Master Plans, Secondary Plans, Area Studies, Environmental Assessments, Traffic Impact Studies, Parking Studies, Active Transportation, Transit Plans, Transportation Demand Management (TDM), and Multi-Modal Studies.


The Transportation Planning Department offers planning and engineering services for a full spectrum of transportation challenges. These include but are not limited to: Environmental Assessments (EA's), regional and area transportation studies, site specific transportation assessments for residential, commercial and institutional developments, bicycle and pedestrian planning, transit planning, parking studies, traffic signing, transportation demand management and noise and vibration assessment. We provide students in the engineering, planning and design fields with an excellent opportunity to work for one of the leaders in consulting services while gaining a wide range of experience in the transportation field. The successful candidate would:

  • Participate in day-to-day project activities;
  • Assist with the preparation of traffic engineering and planning studies;
  • Assist in proposal preparation;
  • Coordinate with project team members;
  • Provide support to the department with developing project work programs/budgets and schedules in response to clients needs; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent academic record;
  • Excellent technical, analytical writing and presentation skills;
  • MS Office and computer skills (i.e. AutoCAD);
  • Knowledge in specialty transportation software (Synchro, Vissim, Vistro) would be an asset;
  • Great communication skills, both verbally and written;
  • Have shown leadership skills by participating in extra-curricular events, and volunteer work; and
  • Access to a vehicle would be an asset.
Compensation $21 to $23 hourly - Depending on level of education/experience