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Engineering Internship Opportunities - Paid (Undergraduate) - 2019

Professional Engineering Year University Student - Engineering and Applied Science Internship

Status: Temporary - 12 month internship

Education Level: University, minimum completion of 3rd year in a 4-year program or 4th year in a 5-year program by the start date of May 2019

Location(s): Bowmanville, Courtice, Oshawa, Pickering and Tiverton, Ontario

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: 10%

Deadline to Apply: October 21st, 2018

Additional Application Requirements:  All hires into our Internship program are accountable for their own transportation at their own cost.  There is no public transportation to our Bowmanville, Courtice or Tiverton sites. Upon completion of your work term, you must be returning to school on a full-time basis to complete the requirements of your Engineering or Applied Science undergraduate degree program.


BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change.

At OPG, our values are our strengths. They are fundamental truths about us that don’t change. Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  We operate a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar, and offer challenging and unique work opportunities. BE THE GENERATION to power tomorrow.




We are seeking energetic Professional Engineering Year candidates to join our Engineering & Applied Science Internship Program, with openings across the Durham Region as well as in Tiverton, ON. Our engineering divisions provide specialized expertise and guidance in support of the operations, maintenance and modification of our Pickering and Darlington generating stations and our nuclear waste facilities. 


As a Professional Engineering Year Internship student, you will be teamed with a staff engineer to assist in their assigned work program.  You will be given the opportunity to contribute to the success of our business by undertaking technically challenging projects or tasks with coaching and mentoring from staff who are highly experienced in the power generation industry.



Working with a multi-disciplined team of engineering and technical specialists to support the operation of the various mechanical and electrical systems. The team contributes to the overall objective of acieving an integrated environment dedicated to the safe and reliable operation of OPG's plants.

Developing and executing projects in compliance with the nuclear industry's demanding set of regulations and standards using established project management processes.

Maintaining written documented processes and procedures to reflect improved operating methods and additions to all supported systems.



The successful candidate must be pursuing an Engineering or Applied Science undergraduate degree on a full-time basis. This is a 12-month work term. As a minimum, you must have completed your 3rd year of study in a 4-year program or 4th year of study in a 5-year program.  In order to be eligible to apply, all candidates must meet the Internship or Co-op Program eligibility requirements as defined by their academic institution.


We are seeking students in the following Engineering and Applied Science disciplines:



Controls/Control Systems


Energy Systems

Engineering Physics

Engineering Science










System Design



Have sound fundamental knowledge of engineering principles

Have superior analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as an aptitude in numerical analysis

Willingness to learn, take initiative and trouble-shoot

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, project management and interpersonal skills; and

Good organizational and leadership skills as well as ability to work well both independently and in a team environment




As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value. Being an OPG employee means you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to Ontario's success.


If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG.


Our promise to you

We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority.

A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day.

Opportunities to stretch and develop in our diverse lines of business.

Provide spaces for innovative thinking and solutions, such as Launchpad or X-Lab.   

Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate.

We support employment equity and diversity.



Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T., October 21st, 2018. In addition, you must include a copy of your official or unofficial transcript with it. Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.



OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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