Bombardier is planning to hire up to 1,000 students for paid internships in Canada during the 2020-2021 academic year. The Montreal-headquartered business jet maker is working with more than 30 universities and colleges across Canada to fill internships with engineering, science, finance, law, communications, and other business students.
“Providing students with real-world experience has never been more important,” said Bombardier president and CEO Éric Martel. “Notwithstanding the exceptional challenges presented by the current health and economic crisis, Bombardier will continue to work with post-secondary institutions in Canada to provide meaningful opportunities to the brightest minds of the next generation.”
For the just-ended 2019-2020 academic year, Bombardier exceeded its goal with more than 1,200 filled intern positions.
Bombardier also this month launched a Women in Engineering (WIE) internship program in partnership with the Gina Cody School for Engineering and Computer Science (GCS) at Concordia University. This program is designed to help inspire female students to pursue engineering and technology careers. Along with the internship, the program includes individualized coaching.
“We believe that a diverse workforce yields the best results. However, today, women are vastly underrepresented in engineering positions across the aerospace industry,” Martel said. “The WIE program is designed to help address this issue by providing mentorship opportunities for female engineering students to develop their skills and accelerate their careers.”