Paid Internships - Anticipated 2021

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.

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CIMA+  www.cima.ca

Available to Undergraduate or Graduate students legally entitled to work in Canada
Study fields

Transportation Engineering with special focus on transportation planning, traffic operations or road safety

Description As a Transportation Engineering Intern in our Toronto or Burlington office, your general duties would be to assist our technical staff to provide transportation engineering and planning services to clients and other CIMA+ offices. Typical projects include traffic operational and safety reviews, traffic and other data collection, research and literature reviews.
Compensation $23.00 per hour

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

SNC-Lavalin  www.snclavalin.com

Available to

Undergraduate or graduate students legally allowed to work in Canada

Study fields Civil Engineering, Design, Project Management, Transportation Planning

Three (3) positions are available for internships during summer 2020 (12 to 15 weeks).

We are looking to fill position within Highways and Urban Planning AND Rail and Transit groups.

At SNC-Lavalin, we believe the world-class expertise and unwavering commitment of our employees are the reasons for our success. We value teamwork, respect and openness above all else, and we empower our people to grow and learn. Join us, as we work to become the world’s most sought-after engineering and construction firm.

Location: positions available in either Montreal (Qc), Ottawa (ON), Toronto (ON).


  • Participate in the development of technical content for projects, including but not limited to design, coordination, preparation of reports, preparation of presentations and collaboration with other project disciplines, as delegated by each Manager.
  • Apply industry standard software and engineering principles to produce design outputs, or to complete studies to assess feasibility, performance, optimization, safety or other factors of value to the design.
  • Assess new technology and technical innovations, to determine the suitability of its application to design solutions.
  • Collaborate with staff in other Regions to facilitate a cohesive work environment ensuring effective utilization of the company’s resources in this sector.
  • Support of construction and installation activities in the field including support for Testing & Commissioning.


  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Student in an Engineering program, or similar
  • Previous exposure to project documents and delivery methods (including calculations, drawings, technical specifications, procurement documents and design) data analysis, digital integration, transit planning, risk and safety assessments and control systems is an asset.
  • Previous experience on Infrastructure engineering projects and an understanding of project timelines and design development is preferred.
Compensation $18 to $24 per hour, depending on experience (work and academic)

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