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Lassonde Co-op/Internship

Empowering the next generation of creators and changemakers who want to make an impact.

Test drive career options and find the best fit for you.

Work with major corporations, non-profit, and public sector organizations to expand your career options with a Lassonde co-op or internship.

Test drive career options and find the best fit for you.

Work with major corporations, non-profit, and public sector organizations to expand your career options with a Lassonde co-op or internship.

Develop your professional portfolio.

The co-op/internship team works with domestic and international employers to develop meaningful, challenging, and relevant positions for students.

Opportunities are posted on Lassonde’s Online Co-op Portal. Students are also encouraged to apply for additional jobs independently.

Work terms are paid, supervised, and evaluated by their employers.

Each term, students complete a work-term report and their supervisors complete an evaluation.

Make connections

Begin establishing a network of professionals in your field.

Earn while you learn

All co-op opportunities are paid positions.

Become a professional

Use your work experience towards licenses & designations (P.Eng).

Global citizenship

Immerse yourself in a new culture and become a global citizen.


Engineering⠀|⠀EATS⠀|⠀Computer Science & Security |⠀
digital media*

Available after your second year, co-op consists of 2 work periods separated by at least one academic term. Upon completion of the program, you receive a co-op designation on your transcript. To receive this designation, the total duration across your 2 work periods must be at least 12 months and no more than 20 months.

* Students pursuing their second year of studies in Digital Media in Fall/Winter 2023-2024 will have the option to register in co-op for a work term beginning in Summer 2024. Please review the Registration timelines for Summer 2024 for more specific dates and action items.


Digital Media*

Available after your third year, internships consist of 1 continuous work period followed by an academic term. Upon completion of the program, you receive a note on your transcript acknowledging your participation in the internship program. To receive this note, the total duration of your work period must be between 4 months and 16 months.

* With the introduction of the co-op option for Digital Media students, the Internship program will close at the end of the 2023-2024 academic term. The last term to apply for entry to Digital Media Internship program will be in Winter 2024 for positions that begin in Fall 2024.

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Co-op Opportunities

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Entrepreneurial Co-op

Students are offered an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of building and running a business in their field. During your work term, you and your mentor work together to plan and design your own business idea and establish yourself and your business moving forward.

Co-op for Change

Lassonde Co-op for Change furthers the idea of global citizenship by providing international volunteer and employment opportunities for charities and non-profits. Many charitable organizations require technical assistance which Lassonde students are in the unique position to provide.


The Lassonde School of Engineering offers a paid summer program for undergraduate students to conduct research with a Lassonde researcher. The program is made possible through two awards: The Lassonde Undergraduate Research Award (LURA) and the Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA). LURA & USRA positions qualify as a co-op.

Kuldeep Hujan

Mechanical Engineering graduate

Kuldeep's co-op experience

“I’m a Survey Operations Specialist at Teledyne Optech, I’m a Mechanical Engineering student at Lassonde School of Engineering and I’m going into my third year. At Teledyne Optech, I work with LIDAR systems and I do survey operations. We create 3-D images of the ground, we sell the data, and also the equipment to clients all over the world.

The best advice I could give to any Lassonde student applying for a co-op term is to never stop applying. I personally applied for around 50 positions, out of which I got 3 interviews and 2 job offers. The best way to increase your chances of actually securing an interview and a job offer is to make sure your tailor your resume and cover letter for each job. I spent approximately one hour for each job application, and especially this one.

What I learnt in my co-op job and other jobs I had during school is that experience really matters in engineering. When you’re out there after you graduate, the first thing employers will look for is experience. If you don’t have experience, you’re going to have a tough time getting jobs and getting quality jobs. So, make sure you get a co-op job that you like and you think is valuable for your career and your career choices.”