Engineer Internship Program (EIP)
Thank you for your interest in the Engineer Internship Program (EIP) with the Ministry of Environment (MOE).
Thank you for your interest in the Engineer Internship Program. Please note that the recruitment period for 2012 has closed.
What is the Engineer Internship Program (EIP)?
The program is designed to attract, recruit and retain a diverse pool of future engineers to the MOE. This is a four year program for recent graduates who have obtained a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in chemical, civil, environmental or mechanical engineering disciplines. The program provides non-licensed individuals with the work experience required to obtain their P.Eng license.
What does the EIP offer?
The EIP offers practical, multidisciplinary learning experiences through rotational assignments across the ministry.
- Competitive salary and benefits
- Challenging Rotational Assignments
- On-the-job training
- Mentorship from senior engineers
- Exposure to professionals from many fields
- Meaningful opportunities to help to protect the environment!
Why apply to the EIP?
- Gain relevant work experience to obtain your P. Eng. licence - The EIP is designed to provide you with the required work experience to obtain your P. Eng. licence within four years.
- Active coaching from a designated mentor - EIP interns get one-on-one guidance from assigned mentors who are experts in their profession and the organization. The mentor will be available to answer your questions, provide coaching, act as a sounding board for your ideas, and support you in your first professional experience.
- Create a professional network - The personal contacts you make as an EIP intern can put you on the track to a fulfilling, successful career in the (MOE).
- Make a difference to MOE and help protect the environment - MOE relies on recent graduates, for new ideas, energy and knowledge of the latest research, technology and best practices in the environmental industry. As an intern, you will be encouraged to apply this knowledge to add value to the ministry.
Who is eligible?
You are eligible to apply for the Engineer Internship Program (EIP) if you:
- Have graduated from a four-year Bachelor’s degree in one of the following engineering disciplines: civil, chemical, environmental or mechanical.
- Graduated within the last two years from your Bachelor’s degree.
- Do not already possess your P. Eng. licence.
- Are eligible to work in Ontario. Ontario public servants are a diverse group from many cultural, educational and professional backgrounds. To comply with our province’s employment laws, and similar requirements of the federal government, all applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or authorized in writing to work in Canada under the Federal Immigration Act. You will only be asked for this proof if an offer of employment is made to you. For more information, contact the Federal Department of Immigration toll-free at 1-888-242-2100 or visit them at www.cic.gc.ca./english/
Where will EIP positions located?
The majority of placements are expected to be in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA); however opportunities may also be available in regions outside of the GTA
How do I apply?
All EIP positions are posted on the Ontario Public Service Careers website at http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Search.aspx. Visit the website periodically for updates.
How to Contact Us?
Please check this website or send an email to email@example.com
Objectives of the Engineer Internship Program (EIP)
- To help develop a pool of engineering talent at MOE and ensure a group of highly trained, self-motivated individuals to fill a wide range of engineering and management positions within the Ministry.
- To provide a strategic approach to the management and recruitment of engineers in the Ministry, ensuring the bench-strength needed to meet new and changing business requirements.
- To ensure a continued and diverse internal pool of engineers to draw on for succession planning.
- To enable the participants to become PEO licensed at the end of the program and be able to compete for working level engineering positions within the Ministry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Is there an age limit?
A1. There is no age limit to apply to the Engineer Internship Program. You are eligible to apply as long as you graduated (within the last two years) from a four-year degree in civil, chemical, environmental or mechanical engineering with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
Q2. When do you begin accepting applications?
A2. Typically the EIP competition opens in the spring.
Q3. What is the application deadline?
A3. The application date varies depending on when the job ad is posted. The 2012 recruitment closed on Friday, July 27, 2012.
Q4. Where will EIP positions be located?
A4. The majority of placements are expected to be in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA); however opportunities may also be available in regions outside of the GTA.
Q5. Do I have to be a Canadian citizen to apply?
A5. No, however you must be legally entitled to work in Canada. For more information, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website at www.cic.gc.ca/english/.
Q6. Can I apply if I already have my P. Eng. licence?
A6. The EIP is designed to provide recent graduates with work experience required to help them obtain their P. Eng. licence. Therefore, applicants who already possess their P. Eng. licence are not eligible.
Q7. Where are the assignments located within the Ministry?
A7. Interns are placed in job assignments to ensure exposure to a variety of MOE functions and priorities.