UTM Co-op Internship Program


The UTM Co-op Internship Program (UTMCIP), administered by the Experiential Education Unit (EEU), Office of the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean, is a professional work-integrated learning opportunity for University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) students enrolled in specific programs of study. Students enrolled in the UTMCIP stream of their Program of Study complete mandatory Work-Readiness modules, followed by a 12- or 16-month paid, full-time, academically related work experience. The time to degree completion for students enrolled in the UTMCIP is normally 5 years. Students that complete the UTMCIP graduate with an acknowledgement (“UTM Co-op Internship Program”) on their transcript.

The UTMCIP provides the perfect balance of application of academic skills along with an immersive industry experience. Students who participate in the program receive professional development and work readiness support before and during their work experience to make them as work-ready as possible. 

The UTMCIP is currently available in participating programs offered by the following academic units: 

  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences
  • Department of Economics
  • Department Mathematical & Computational Sciences
  • Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology

Why Choose UTMCIP? 

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Paid Work Experience

  • Students receive a competitive salary for the duration of the work experience, as determined by the employer.
  • Students in co-op internship programs earn a higher salary after graduation compared to students without co-op internship experience.
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Professional Development Support

  • Students will have access to dedicated UTMCIP staff to support them throughout the program.
  • Students will gain access to a dedicated University of Toronto Co-op Job Board to search for a work experience.
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Flexible Work Term

  • Students have the flexibility to choose between a 12- or 16-month paid work experience. 
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Build Your Career Network

  • Students will have the opportunity to network with top employers and expand their connections with the workforce.
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Graduate with a Professional Advantage

  • Graduates will possess a firsthand understanding of the hiring process and work experience to help clarify future goals.
  • Employers may wish to rehire their students after graduation.