Hire an Intern

U of T IBBME students

Hire an intern from U of T’s renowned graduate programs in biomedical and clinical engineering to support your organization’s goals!

Students in the Master of Engineering (MEng) and Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Clinical Engineering programs are trained to address global challenges in human health that range from developing cost-effective assistive devices to surgical equipment failure analysis.

Both MEng and MHSc programs require an undergraduate degree in engineering from an accredited institution for admission.


Programs

Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biomedical Engineering

Students in this program are trained in the design, development and commercialization of biomedical devices through a series of master’s-level courses and a four-month internship.

MEng students complete this degree in one year on a full-time basis or within three years on a part-time schedule. U of T medical students may also enrol in a part-time version of this program concurrently with their MD studies.

MEng Internship Structure
  • BME 1899—Internship in Applied Research (full time); May to August, OR
  • BME 1898—Internship in Applied Research (part time); over one year

Internships can be located in Canada or internationally.

Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Clinical Engineering

This two-year program educates students on how to apply and implement medical technologies and systems to optimize modern health-care delivery.

MHSc students complete courses, a research thesis and one to two internships to obtain this degree.

MHSc Internship Structure
BME 4444—Practice in Clinical Engineering
  • One to two placements at four to eight months in duration
  • Internships can be conducted on a full or part-time basis
  • Flexible start dates, but with preference for January, May or September start

Internships can be located in Canada or internationally.

Compensation

The recommended minimum compensation for a full-time, four-month internship is $10,000 Canadian dollars (based on a standard work week of 37.5 hours).

Research internship support may be available to employers and interns through sources such as Mitacs or the Ontario Centres of Excellence.

Employment & Evaluation

The intern’s direct supervisor will be asked to complete an evaluation of the student at the end of each work term.

Internship hours are reported as part of a course and treated as short-term, contract employment. We work with employers to ensure that positions are related to each program, and provide guidance on appropriate compensation and hours.

Students can seek out internships on their own, but the placement must satisfy program requirements. Final approval is required through our Academic Programs Office.

Get Started

Contact our Academic Programs Office to get started on hiring a MEng or MHSc intern:

+1 416 978-6102
meng.ibbme@utoronto.ca
mhsc.ibbme@utoronto.ca

Sample Internship Placements & Projects

Partners

Recent internship partners include the following organizations in Canada, parts of the U.S. and in Europe:

  • 3BC Inc.
  • 3D4MD
  • Baylis Medical
  • Dymaxia Inc.
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • eHealth Ontario
  • Hospital for Sick Children
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Neurescence Inc.
  • OtoSim Inc.
  • Pathway Communications
  • Perimeter Medical Imaging
  • Pillsy Inc.
  • Quanser Inc.
  • St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute
  • Trillium Health Partners
  • University Health Network
    • Healthcare Human Factors
    • Toronto Western Hospital
    • Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
    • Centre for Global eHealth
    • Techna Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health (TECHNA)
  • University Medical Centre Utrecht