Academia & Students

CENGN is always looking for Canada’s most innovative students!

Every year we bring in approximately 40 of Canada’s most tech-savvy students in the fields of project management, marketing and engineering.

Be part of ensuring that Canada is a global leader in the commercialization of next generation technologies. CENGN is the place to gather real world experience, make an impact, and geek out on cutting-edge technology. CENGN strives to grow a talent pool that is second to none, we are always looking for Canada’s best co-ops, interns and talent.

Work on Leading Technologies on our Unique Multi-Vendor Platform

CENGN is an independent and internationally recognized testing center employing interoperability between software, hardware and a multitude of products from many different vendors. Our unique multivendor physical and virtualized lab enables companies to test and validate the new and emerging software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies, applications and services before moving them to production.


How to Apply

Please forward your resume to the following CENGN email:

Check out our Careers page for other opportunities.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Program & Product Management team for a 4-month Co-op term. Reporting to the Programs Manager, the student will be the external (or internal) facing technical interface to the CENGN customer base, which includes CENGN Members, enterprises and service providers that consume CENGN services as well as Small Medium Enterprises whose products and services CENGN helps to commercialize.

This individual will contribute to the Product Management team responsible for developing and defining revenue-generating services for CENGN in order to make the not-for profit organization self-sustaining in 5 to 7 years. This role is suitable for a Science or Engineering student with business aptitude and interest.

The student will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned industry veterans and at the same time collaborate and work with other students/interns and new graduates. In this role, the student will interact with the Programs Manager, Product Manager and the CENGN technical team to contribute to CENGN’s projects and services.

Key Responsibilities:

Due to the rapid evolution of the emerging network technologies for which CENGN is in the forefront; the Project Manager student plays an important role in defining and delivering CENGN’s services, which will continue to evolve. The candidate will be challenged with the following:

  • Assist in managing the delivery of CENGN projects
  • Evaluate Atlassian add-ons and develop workflows to optimize processes
  • Research best practices for new process proposals and models

View full job description: Project Management Student


CENGN’S student May Ning, speaks about her placement as a Student Marketing Specialist! Watch this video to learn more and read about her experience! To view more student videos and blogs, Click Here!

Published on August 25, 2017
Position: Student Marketing Specialist
Semester: Summer 2017


“I have been given an opportunity to build a next-generation network, from the ground up, that will be the base for developing and testing so many leading-edge technologies from really cool companies across Canada – it’s really exciting!”

– Ochuko, Junior Software Engineer (Former Engineering COOP Student)

“As an undergraduate student with little experience in networking, my first few weeks at CENGN have been largely exciting. CENGN’s student training has felt both challenging and rewarding, while also allowing myself to explore and preview material I have not seen in school yet. The work environment is youthful and positive. All in all, I’m excited to continue my CO-OP term at CENGN!”

– Arthur, Engineering COOP Student

“Our training course gave me a huge chunk of knowledge on SND/NFV, it was also really helpful that I could see what other people had done in their previous projects. Everyone here is incredibly welcoming and helpful, even if they’re busy they find time to help me with any problem areas or answer my inquires. I love how connected we are as a team. CENGN promotes the best work environment balance between work and fun; I’ve truly become friends with my coworkers.”

– Ren, Engineering COOP Student



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