Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) – Transport Canada Civil Aviation Internship (2015)

  • Are you a high-achieving student with at least one year of post-secondary education (university or college)?
  • Would you enjoy living and working in the Nation’s Capital this summer?
  • Do you have a personal or professional interest in aviation?

If you answered yes to the above questions, the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) – Transport Canada Civil Aviation Internship may be for you!

As part of the National Aviation Day celebrations for 2015, Transport Canada is continuing its Federal Student Work Experience Program – Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Internship, presenting exceptional students with an employment term in Civil Aviation. Aviation offers a wide range of exciting career opportunities for today’s youth, from helicopter pilots to flight attendants to aircraft maintenance engineers to inspectors. Through our program this summer and in the years ahead, we hope to inspire and share interest in aviation career pathways. Join us in celebrating safe, efficient and sustainable aviation in Canada by submitting your application today!

Our program is a valuable opportunity for high-achieving, motivated students who have demonstrated responsibility and a genuine interest in aviation. It's a unique chance to live and work in Ottawa while you learn first-hand about civil aviation. The TCCA Internship fuses education, employment and enrichment in one unforgettable experience. It will be a summer to remember!

The students we hire must be ready and willing to work full-time during the summer (May 4 – August 28). The hours of work will consist of 7.5 hour days, 5 days a week. There is a possibility of part-time employment after the end of August in Ottawa or TCCA’s regional offices around the country.

Travel costs for one round trip (to Ottawa and return home) will be included, in accordance with Government of Canada travel policies, for the student intern living outside of commuting distance to Ottawa. Daily commute expenses are the responsibility of the intern.

The Federal Student Work Experience Program – Transport Canada Civil Aviation Internship Program is a non-residential program. Applicants living outside of commuting distance to Ottawa must be prepared to arrange for, and cover the cost of, their accommodation for the duration of the internship. Lack of accommodation at the time of application will not affect a student's eligibility for selection. Accommodation arrangements must be made and confirmed prior to the commencement of the internship.

Before you begin the Application Process

Ensure that you meet the academic and other eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

Students MUST:

  • Have at least one year of post-secondary education (university or college)
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be fluent in at least one Official Language (English or French)
  • Be prepared to write an essay (500 word maximum) as part of the evaluation phase

Applicant Deadlines

The recruitment period runs until January 9, 2015.

The Application Process

There are three steps to the application process that must be completed in the following order:

  1. Submit your application online to the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP);
  2. Print copies of the application for future reference; and
  3. As a part of the evaluation process, you will be asked to write an essay (500 words maximum) – see details below.

The Essay

Once we have received your FSWEP application, we will contact you and ask you to write an essay as a part of the evaluation process. Remember to use specific examples to support your application and to demonstrate why you would be the best candidate.

  1. What has been your most memorable, meaningful or significant experience in aviation?
  2. Think about one thing that TC can improve in aviation safety.
  3. What do you think is the biggest single challenge facing aviation?

We look forward to reading your work! Good luck!

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