2020 Internship Opportunities by Industry
COVE will be responsible for recruiting, assessing and selecting 10-12 interns from a range of interdisciplinary programs and post-secondary institutions.
Pre-deployment Training and Development:
Prior to entry into any of the participating organizations, COVE will provide 35 hours of upfront training in workplace skills, health and safety, industry orientation, design-thinking, and basic consulting and project management strategies.
Project-Based Work Integrated Learning (WIL):
Interns will be deployed to companies who have submitted project proposals, in interdisciplinary teams of 3-4 to engage in workplace-based projects. This model will provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, exposure to a variety of ocean-based industries/careers, and access to a wide network of industry mentors and connections.
Interns will receive ongoing work-place mentoring from an assigned senior mentor as well as weekly mentoring from a COVE manager. This will ensure strong alignment between the participating companies, the host (COVE) and facilitate project and individual success.
Similar to the co-op model, industry will continue to have a ‘stake’ in the game, financially, and will receive similar wage subsidy to provincial internship incentive programs.
Project: Develop a low-cost power efficient electronic/optical underwater proximity sensor; business plan with market analysis.
Required Skills: Electrical engineering; electronic tech; design and build; mechanical not necessary but an asset; business plan development; project management; marketing and communications
Project: Design and develop new hardware to integrate certain combinations of cable with connector; will require some custom design work, complete with testing and analysis, proving viable method.
Required Skills: Engineering (Electrical; power electronics; Mechanical); Digital 3D design; Mechanical design, including some machining knowledge
Project: Interview a sub-sample of COVE tenants to develop company profiles that include research and technology needs and identify collision opportunities; include a competitive landscape analysis. Secondary project: Develop a design / procurement specification for a low-cost teaching ROV with basic maneuverability. If time, develop a simple prototype and develop set of assembly and programming instructions.
Required Skills: Business (strategy, business plan development, landscape analysis); technical skills in Engineering (Electrical; power electronics; Mechanical); programming and coding; Process documentation; teaching/facilitation skills an asset