Paid Internships - Summer 2020

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.

Applications must be submitted via the appropriate online form. 

Go to the application forms


CIMA+  www.cima.ca

Available to

Undergraduate or Graduate students legally allowed 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

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Transportation and Works  www.tw.gov.nl.ca

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, bridges, roadways, transit systems, urban infrastructure, etc.


15-week internship in summer 2020 in St. John’s, NL

The Highway Design Division of the Department of Transportation and Works is responsible for the route selection, design and tender preparation for all highways under the jurisdiction of the Province. Duties involve work on horizontal and vertical alignments, intersection and interchange design, and hydrology and structural design of pipes, retaining wall and long span structure design, and preparation of estimates and tender packages. The student will report to the senior highway design engineer and will assist in all aspects of the design process. A good background in AutoCAD will be an asset as a significant amount of work will involve the use of AutoCAD Civil3D Design Software.

Compensation $18.89 to $21.40 per 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

To be confirmed

Study fields To be confirmed

WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 42,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment.

In Canada, our 8000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We're a Forbes Top Employer in Canada, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP, we're proud, professional and passionate people. Join us.

Why Choose WSP?

A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;

Impact the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada;

Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new things that will challenge the status quo and raise the bar higher;

Outstanding development opportunities - we provide a Co-op & Internship program that focusses on your discipline, and guides you through learning opportunities to develop your technical & non-technical competencies.

A phenomenal collaborative culture and a forward-thinking workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.


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.

Compensation To be confirmed