Mechanical/Electrical Design Intern

Integral Group Published: August 13, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia
Internship Type
Salary range
$24 per hour
Hours per week
Start Date
End Date


The Intern works to support the day to day functions of a team within Integral Group by working as an integrated member of the design staff, conducing design work as coached and instructed by team members. The Intern will also actively work alongside an assigned mentor to grow in industry specific knowledge and relevant experience while actively applying it to the projects in which they are working. The Intern will do a shared placement with Integral Group and Francl Architecture to get a fully rounded experience within sustainable building services.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct design activities with supervision from senior staff
  • Work with team members to produce design layouts and complete engineering calculations as required to support activities in the completion of a project
  • Ensure Integral design processes and checklists are being followed
  • Detailed check of all work prior to returning finished product to other team members
  • Maximize positive impact on society through actions, designs and recommendations on each project
  • Be knowledgeable of Integral’s Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility (CSER) report and initiatives
  • Participate in team events, including; team meetings, brainstorming sessions and overall collaboration activities

Knowledge and skills

Positivity and Solution Seeking

  • Seeks first to understand others in all interactions
  • Values differences; removes barriers to progress
  • Positive and active participation in groups
  • Generates creative ideas and never complains

Personal Qualities

  • Understands and aspires to represent Integral’s vision, mission and core values
  • Adapts well to change; accepts challenging work assignments; seeks learning opportunities
  • Loyal and trustworthy; always takes a “group view”
  • Expects and produces a good standard of work
  • Maintains cooperative relationships with others


  • Actively seeks opportunities; participates in major tasks
  • Keeps promises under trying circumstances and proactively informs if not possible

Organization and Prioritization

  • Demonstrates good organizational skills
  • Organizes work processes and seeks to learn good work processes from others

Listening and Communication

  • Active listener
  • Is candid and tactful with everyone

Technical Ability

  • Aware of applicable codes of practice and standards and demonstrates a willingness to learn
  • Knows own limitations and when to seek instruction

Education required

  • Currently enrolled at an academic institution or in transition between academic programs. Trained or training in a Mechanical engineering program.
  • Recent Grad

Certification required


Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary students and graduates
  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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