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Dates to remember for internships
|Dates to remember for offering internships with universities|
|Posting your internships||End of April||Mid-August|
|Launching of internships||End of August||Beginning of December|
|Posting your internships||End of August||Beginning of December|
|Launching of internships||Beginning of January||End of April|
|Posting your internships||Mid-December||Beginning of May|
|Launching of internships||Beginning of May||End of August|
Duration of internships: between 12 and 16 weeks per term
Students can also participate in internships for two, three, or even four consecutive semesters with the same employer or with different employers
|Dates to remember for offering internships with CEGEPs (DEC)|
|Posting your internships||Less frequent|
|Launching of internships|
|Posting your internships||Fall session|
|Launching of internships||January||End of May|
|Posting your internships||January||End of May|
|Launching of internships||Beginning of June||Mid-August|
The duration of college internships varies between 8 and 12 weeks on average
Continued training: Start and end dates vary, as cohorts are continuously active throughout the year.
Types of internships
The following is a non-exhaustive list of the different types of internships offered . Contacting different educational institutions is recommended to take advantage of certain programs that emphasize the profiles sought by companies.
Alternating work-study internship (AWS)
Internships during the program
What types of projects can be entrusted to interns?
Search for a specific technical skill
Optimization of internal processes
Business development and marketing
To maximize the benefits of integrating one or more interns into your organization, it is necessary to be involved in the supervision of interns, although educational institutions also provide mentoring.
Specifically, the intern's supervisor is responsible for mentoring, guiding, advising and developing the intern's skills. He/she assigns them tasks and verifies that they are carried out correctly. At the end of the internship, it is generally expected that an intern work evaluation is completed by the supervisor.
A member of the university internship service personnel generally visits the intern once to ensure the successful execution of the internship. They assist the company in resolving any problems and serve as a resource person. At the university level, work placement supervisors also have access to a contact person. This support person is an instructor in the intern's program of study and provides the supervisor with observation and evaluation tools in addition to making a visit or visits as needed.
Expected compensation conditions
Be consistent with the prevailing market conditions to be attractive!
The vast majority of college internships are unpaid (with the exception of work-study). However, some sectors, such as IT, are in high demand and your ability to attract interns depends on the compensation they will be offered. The following are some resources to learn about internship salary statistics according to various higher education institutions including but not limited to:
Financial aid for hiring interns
Several government programs offer financial assistance for the hiring of an intern and provide very substantial amounts.
The following are some examples:
Educational institutions offer support to businesses to promote internships to their clients. Choosing the right partner who will best meet your needs is recommended. A non-exhaustive list is below:
- École Polytechnique de Montréal [Polytechnic School of Montreal]
- École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) [School of Advanced Technology]
- Université Concordia [Concordia University]
- Université Laval (Faculté des sciences et de génie) [Laval University - College of Sciences and Engineering]
- Université McGill [McGill University]
- Université de Sherbrooke [Sherbrooke University]
- Cégep de Sainte-Foy [Sainte-Foy CEGEP]
- Cégep de Saint-Jérôme [Saint-Jérôme CEGEP]