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Internships


We host a variety of internships in many different areas of our organization, at different times of the year and for different lengths of time. Under our Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Plan, we offer two types of paid internships focused toward Indiginous persons, racialized persons/visible minorities, new immigrants, professionals with foreign training, persons with disabilities and recent post-secondary graduates. In partnership with Immigration Services, we also offer the International Student Graduate Internship Program focused toward international students who have graduated within the last year from a recognized post-secondary institution, currently hold a valid Post Graduate Work Permit, and have an English language benchmark of level 6 or above.

Meaningful work assignments and formal feedback ensure that you are able to grow your skills, build your portfolio and come away with solid references. These positions are hosted in a variety of positions across our organization and are a great way to give you a competitive edge to jump start your career. Past interns have been placed in the following areas: Parks and Recreation, Human Resources, Forestry, Planning, Solid Waste, Fire Services, Social Services, Facilities, City Clerk’s Office, Finance.

Check out details for each of these types of internships below and visit our Apply Now page regularly, leading up to the intake periods. Also, read what our past interns have to say about their experiences.

Feel free to contact us with questions at any point in your journey to exploring growing your future with the Corporation of the City of London. 

female teen employee holding water drop sign and two rubber ducksAshley
Water Demand Intern
Water Engineering

I was hopeful for work in my home town while being home from university for the summer. I was able to apply what I’d done in the past from courses and volunteering with this position. The City is full of friendly faces and I’ve been able to learn a lot about a lot. One of my favourite things about my internship is being able to engage with the public; talk with the residents and teach kids something new.

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Engineering Intern
Environmental and Engineering Services

I was interested in expanding my engineering experience by being involved in relevant projects with the City related to water resources. I’ve found the working environment quite friendly. I have enjoyed the encouragement of highly helpful and professional individuals around me.

 

 

woman standing at shelf holding binderSadielou
Management Executive Assistant
Fire Services

I started with the City in a 15 week internship with Parks & Recreation; which ended up being one year. The experience I gained in my internship was invaluable. I learned so much about local government, was able to brush up my professional communication skills, learn new software programs and see what it takes to provide excellent customer service. I also recognized the value of networking and developing oneself, which helped me to obtain my current full-time job. I hadn’t envisioned a career in public service, but now know the multitude of opportunities available, no matter your background.

Internship Details

Up to 15 Weeks Internship

  • 6 positions per year
  • Intake typically January and September
  • Focused toward the following demographic groups:
  • Indigenous persons (identifying as Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis, Inuit and/or Indian)
  • Persons with disabilities, as defined under the Ontario Human Rights Code
  • Racialized persons/visible minorities (persons, other than Indigenous persons, who are non-Caucasian in race and those who have racial meanings attributed to them as a group in ways that negatively impact their work and social life)
  • New immigrants (those who have gained permanent residency status and/or naturalized citizenship, having arrived in Canada no more than 5 years ago)
  • Recent post-secondary graduate (London resident currently residing in or having left London within the last year ONLY and who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution)
  • 35 hours per week

International Student Graduate Internship Program

  • Up to 20 weeks Internship
  • Up to 3 positions per year
  • Intake typically January
  • Focused toward international students who have graduated within the last year from a recognized post-secondary institution, currently hold a valid Post Graduate Work Permit, and have an English language benchmark of level 6 or above.
  • 30 hours per week

Up to 12 Months Internship

  • 2 positions per year
  • Intake typically January and September
  • Focused toward professionals with foreign training working toward obtaining their P. Eng. accreditation with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
  • Applicants must be a graduate of a recognized post-secondary education institute with Canadian equivalency, working on obtaining accreditation as a Professional Engineer, and have previous experience working as a Professional Engineer in their home country
  • 35 hours per week
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