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Future Tech Summer Internship Canada

Shape the future of technology

Have you ever wondered what a high-tech career looks like? The Nokia Future Tech Summer Internship program will give you the opportunity explore the world of technology while you’re still a high school student.

Our internship is an eight-week program in which you will work alongside Nokia engineering teams solving real, technical problems. Over the course of the summer, you will contribute to meaningful work while receiving support and valuable lessons from a Nokia Future Tech Mentor. You will discover new possibilities and skills that will help you make an impact on the future of technology.

We do understand that the Future Tech program was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, resulting in a group of students who missed their chance to participate.  Nonetheless, we have decided to continue to accept applications only from current grade 11 students in the 2021 session. One of the main purposes of the program is to help high school students in making their post secondary decisions, and so we have decided to limit this year’s applications to grade 11 students only.

Are you ready to join the Nokia Ottawa team?  This year, the program is running on a remote basis for eight weeks from 5 July to 27 August 2021.

Who you are:

  • You are a high school student who is entering grade 12 in the fall of 2021
  • You have a willingness to learn new things quickly and like to be challenged
  • You are interested in exploring the world of high tech
  • You have a proven ability to work in a team environment (including extracurricular activities)
  • You may not have any experience in these fields, but you have a keen interest in computer science, computer engineering, software and hardware development


  • You must be able to participate in the program for all eight weeks 
  • You must have an expected average of 75% in grade 11 or grade 12
  • You must be registered in two of the following grade 12 courses: Physics, Chemistry, Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors, Computer Science, Biology, Earth and Space Science, Computer Engineering Technology, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology.
  • You must be legally able to work in Canada and possess a SIN
  • You must be proficient in the English language


  • Learn from Nokia Future Tech Mentors while you work on solving real, technical problems and shape your future
  • Future Tech Interns will be paid $16 per hour
  • Gain valuable insights that can influence your post-secondary decisions
  • Lunch and Learn sessions to explore different aspects of the working world
  • Meet other high school students who share your enthusiasm for technology

Are you ready? Here’s how to apply.

Please read the following instructions carefully – remember that your application is partly judged by how well you can interpret requirements:

  • Send a maximum one-minute video application to
  • The subject line of the application email should be ‘2021 FT Intern Application for Firstname Lastname’
  • Attach your most recent report card and title the file with ‘Report Card for Firstname Lastname’
  • Attach a file containing a list of the grade 12 courses you will be taking with title ‘Grade 12 Courses Firstname Lastname’
  • Don’t waste your time in the video discussing registered courses or your report card

Get creative with your video! Note that this year, the video requirements have changed. In your video, either walk us through a technical project that you have worked on OR research a technical subject and explain it to us!

The deadline to apply is 31-March-2021.

Meet some of our interns


"Joining the Nokia team is a uniquely enriching opportunity to jump-start anyone's career in tech. Along with networking, my internship allowed me to ask critical questions to panelists and peers to discover my future goals, and ultimately taught me how to shape my education and applications to get the most out of my degree, while appealing to hiring managers. Above all, the ability to decide how I tackled each project, along with the exceptional support of a mentor, facilitated a far more in-depth and rapid learning process than a classroom environment has ever provided, with skills that will carry over into my future endeavors."

2017 Future Tech Intern