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Engineering Internship Opportunities - Clarington/Durham/Kincardine - Paid (Undergraduate) - 2020


Bowmanville, ON, CA, L1C 3Z8

Req ID:  3558

Status: Student - Contract - 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 May 2020

Location(s): Bowmanville, Courtice, Pickering and Kincardine, ON

Number of Position(s): Multiple

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: Yes - 10%

Deadline to Apply: October 20th, 2019

Additional Application Requirements:  There is no public transportation to our Bowmanville or Courtice locations. 


BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change.


At Ontario Power Generation (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  in Clarington, Durham Region and Kincardine, 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.


The compensation rate for these positions starts at $30.21 per hour and will commensurate with experience.




  • Work with a multi-disciplined team of engineering and technical specialists to support the generation of the various mechanical and electrical systems
  • Contribute to the overall objective of achieving an integrated environment dedicated to the safe and reliable operation of OPG’s plants
  • Assist with 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



  • Pursuing an Engineering or Applied Science undergraduate degree on a full-time basis
  • By the start of the opportunity in May 2020, will have completed 3rd year of a 4-year program or 4th year of a 5-year program.
  • Have a minimum average of 70% cGPA (B-)
  • Be returning to full-time studies in the same program following the completion of the work term
  • Meet the minimum Internship or Co-op Program eligibility requirements as defined by your academic institution
  • Be enrolled in one of the following Engineering and Applied Science disciplines:
    • Aerospace
    • Chemical
    • Civil
    • Electrical
    • Energy Systems
    • Engineering Science
    • Engineering Physics
    • Industrial
    • Materials/Metallurgy
    • Mechanical
    • Mechatronics
    • Nuclear
    • Software/Computer




Preference may be given to candidates who have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Sound fundamental knowledge of engineering principles
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Aptitude in numerical analysis
  • Willingness to learn, take initiative and trouble-shoot
  • Excellent verbal, written and inter-personal communication skills
  • Project management experience
  • Organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment


The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct. 


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


Submit your application online at by 11:59 P.M. E.S.T., October 20th, 2019.  Students must apply online and through their school’s own portal, if applicable and must be eligible to work in Canada.


All applications must include the following:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Copy of most recent unofficial transcript. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who attach an unofficial transcript.


OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. As a precondition of employment, OPG will require a prospective candidate to submit a security clearance application and provide documents to confirm eligibility prior to their start date. Relocation and travel expenses incurred during the recruitment and selection process are the student’s responsibility.




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. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact