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The Academic Internship Council has partnered with the University of Toronto to place 50 computer science and engineering students with meaningful industry placements at Toronto workplaces. The students, Brazilian nationals, are participants in the Government of Brazil-sponsored Ciência sem Fronteiras (CsF – Science Without Borders) Scholarship Program, whose goal is to promote the expansion of science, technology and innovation in Brazil by means of international exchange and mobility. The program provides fully-funded study and practical internship placements, enabling students to further develop their competencies and skills.

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), in collaboration with the Association of Universities and colleges of Canada (AUCC), administers the program in Canada.

Student Skills & Interests

  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students. Computer Science and Engineering Disciplines – Chemical; Civil; Computer; Electrical; Environmental; Industrial; Mechanical; and Mining.
  • Students keen to gain practical experience with for-profit organizations; non-profit organizations and start-ups.
  • Majority of the students possess university-based research and industrial experience.

Internship Criteria

  • Placements should relate to the student’s program of study.
  • Internship length is 14 to 16 weeks, May to August 2014. Internship must be full-time, with a minimum of 35 hours per week. No vacation time is permitted during the placement.
  • The CsF Scholarship Program provides students with a stipend and living allowance. It is the sole discretion of the employer whether to provide additional payment and/or in-kind support to the student.
  • Placement expectations and student goals to be discussed by the supervisor prior to internship start.
  • The intern must have a designated supervisor/mentor, who is a qualified staff member within the organization. The student is to receive ongoing supervision, guidance and feedback from the mentor. Regular meetings with the student must be scheduled to follow up on their progress and to offer support and training to further develop their confidence and skills
  • A mandatory final report template, provided by CBIE, is to be completed by each student. The placement supervisor is to sign the report, which confirms that all placement requirements were met.

Next Steps

  • Interested in creating an internship? Please contact our Student Placement Coordinators to review student skills, craft an internship profile and schedule an interview with our students.


Asyeh Sadraddini

Claire Vivier

720 Bathurst St, Suite 407 • Toronto, ON M5S 2R4 • Canada • Phone: (416) 572-4367 •

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