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ECE Industry Internship Program
Employer Program Information
ECE IIP Quick Facts

May 2009—September 2010 session
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Industry Internship Program(IIP)

Introduced at the University of Manitoba in 1990-91. The program is designed for students who have completed all but their final year of course requirements in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The program offers an opportunity for students and industry to join benefiting both the employer and student

A B O U T  T H E  P R O G R A M . . .

B E N E F I T S  F O R  T H E  E M P L O Y E R S . . .

• Internship students are highly motivated and enthusiastic and eager to gain experience in the working world and make a contribution.

• These students are quite advanced in their education, having completed their 3rd or 4th year of studies; consequently, they often perform at a level expected from junior engineers.

• In the short term, internship students provide the opportunity for an employerto have greater flexibility in planning staffing requirements; students can be assigned to short-term projects that normally would have necessitated the hiring of a permanent staff member.

• Employers have a cost-effective means of evaluating the potential of future employees without making a long-term hiring commitment. Hiring of internship grads reduces or eliminates a training period and reduces recruitment costs.

• The longer assessment period facilitates the selection of the most capable future employees.

• Employers have the opportunity for the exchange of ideas and new developments, including joint research, with the university.

• Internship provides organizations an opportunity to provide development opportunities for their junior professional employees by naming them as mentors or supervisors to internship students. Taking on a formal role as a mentor, with responsibility for working toward explicit development objectives for a student, may reinforce the growth and development of the mentor as well.C K N O T E S

J O B  D E S C R I P T I O N S  &  P O S T I N G S

IIP job placements generally result from the posting of job descriptions, submission of applications, and interviews between the employers and students.

Industry Internship Jobs

• IIP jobs are to be full time and of a technical nature relating to the student’s discipline.

• All jobs, whether found by an individual student, or submitted for posting by a company, must be approved as a suitable IIP position. This is done by the IIP Coordinator in consultation with the Department Head or designate.

Job Descriptions

• Employers are asked to provide job descriptions as soon as possible. Final date for submitting job descriptions for May 2009 start is January 23, 2009.

• Outline duties and responsibilities, required education and skills

• Salary range (optional).

• Location.

• Company website should be listed if available.

• If possible, an electronic version of the job posting is preferable.

• Students select jobs that interest them and submit applications to the IIP coordinator.

• Applications include cover letter, resume and transcript (a photocopy is acceptable)

• Successful students hired through IIP are expected to provide the IIP Coordinator with a list of goals

and a final work term report at the completion of the Internship.

S T U D E N T  R E S P O N S I B L I T I E S

I N T E R V I E W  P R O C E S S

• Interviews are set up by the IIP Coordinator in conjunction with the employer.

• Interviews are scheduled between February 9th - 20th, 2009. Some special circumstances may be considered.

• Interviews normally take place on campus, but can be done by telephone or at employment office.

• Employment offers to students submitted by February 23, 2009

E M P L O Y E R  R E S P O N S I B I L I T I E S

• Develop a job description which outlines activities, goals and requirements.

• Review resumes, interview and select students who meet requirements.

• At the beginning of the work term provide an orientation to your student and discuss objectives,

timeline and performance expectations with the student.

• Monitor student performance and provide on-going feedback to the student.

• Complete a written performance assessment of the student and discuss it with them. A copy would then be forwarded to the IIP Coordinator.


• Regular guidance and review of the student’s progress (once the responsibilities and associated

learning objectives of the position have been established) are important factors contributing to the success of the work term.

• The employer will supervise the student’s job performance and is expected to do a final evaluation of overall performance of the student. Toward the end of the work term period, the employer will be provided with an “Evaluation of IIP Student” form for completion and return to the IIP Coordinator, immediately following the student’s departure from the job. Companies may use their own evaluation forms if they wish.

• An attempt is made to have each student visited during the work term by the Internship Coordinator

. Meetings such as these afford the opportunity for a frank exchange of views on all aspects of the job and the student’s performance.

A C T I V I T Y  G U I D E L I N E  2 0 0 9 - 2 0 1 0

FINAL DATE FOR SUBMITTING JOB DESCRIPTIONS to U of M............January 30, 2009

STUDENT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED to participating companies by..January 30, 2009

INTERVIEW LISTS submitted to U of M ………………………………………….........February 6, 2009

INTERVIEW PERIOD …..…………………………………………………………………February 9th – 20th, 2009

OFFERS TO STUDENTS SUBMITTED by ..........................…………….February 23rd, 2009

STUDENT OFFER ACCEPTANCE…………………………………………………………………February 26th, 2009


NOTE: The above schedule is meant to be a GUIDELINE ONLY. However, the sooner job descriptions

are received and posted for review by students, the better chance companies have

for attracting the best and most suitable students.

C O N T A C T  I N F O R M A T I O N

Joanne Morissette

Industry Internship Program Coordinator

E2 – 390 Engineering

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB

R3T 5V6

Phone: 204-474-7346

Fax: 204-261-4639

Email: joanne_morissette@umanitoba.ca