SUDS Internship Opportunities

Through SUDS Industry Opportunities, undergraduate students, who are interested in exploring data science as a career path have an exciting opportunity to engage in an internship with a SUDS Industry Partner.

Student applications open in mid-December.


  • Four months internship from May to August
  • All SUDS students participate in SUDS data science skills and professional development activities, and present their projects at the SUDS Showcase in August
  • SUDS Industry Partners are invited to present to DSI SUDS Scholars and DSI Fellows as part of the Data Science @ Work Series.

SUDS is an ideal way to get involved in a high-quality and enriching data science opportunity and to experience applications of data science methods and tools in a range of sectors.

The Data Sciences Institute is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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How it Works

  • SUDS Internship Opportunities are developed in collaboration with SUDS Industry Partners that are focused on data sciences methodology applications in any applied area.
  • The approved list of Internship opportunity descriptions and employers is posted on the DSI website. Interested students apply and rank their top 3 choices.
  • The DSI office and a selection committee review and assess the student applications. Highly ranked applications are sent to the employer for consideration and identification of a SUDS Scholar for their internship opportunity.
  • The SUDS Industry Partner is the employer for the SUDS internship and provides a salary to the SUDS Scholar.
  • SUDS Scholars work on their internships and, in addition, the SUDS Scholar cohort across all opportunities are provided with a full set of data sciences skills and professional development and networking opportunities.

Student Applicants

Expand the sections below to learn more about eligibility and how to apply for a SUDS opportunity!

  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or a foreign student with a valid student visa for the full summer term. 
  • Registered (at the time of application) as a full-time student in a bachelor's degree or professional undergraduate degree program at a Canadian university/college.

  • Between May and August 2023. Start dates and end dates are agreed upon for each student and employer.

  • Students interested in applying to posted positions are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as we receive a high volume of applications, and positions are filled quickly.
  • Positions will be posted on December 19, 2022.
  • Students must apply directly via an online form. Please be aware that you will be required to submit your transcripts. As part of the online application, unofficial transcripts may be submitted for initial review.
  • Students will apply and rank their top 5 choices.

  • Internship opportunities will be posted on December 19.
  • An online info session for students will be hosted on January 7, 2023 (TBC date).
  • The deadline for student applications is January 26, 2023.
  • All students will be notified in March.

All SUDS Scholars are invited to participate in the SUDS cohort programming. See the 2022 program as an example.

  • Successful students cannot accept more than one summer internship or award regardless of the funding source.
  • All selected summer students must attend a minimum of 75% of the weekly cohort programming and will be invited to present at the SUDS Showcase Day.
  • Selected students, employers, and opportunities will be posted on the DSI website.