Dates to remember for internships

Dates to remember for offering internships with universities
Fall session Start End
Posting your internships End of April Mid-August
Launching of internships End of August Beginning of December
Winter session
Posting your internships End of August Beginning of December
Launching of internships Beginning of January End of April
Session d'été
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)
Fall session Start End
Posting your internships Less frequent
Launching of internships
Winter session
Posting your internships Fall session
Launching of internships January End of May
Session d'été
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 [1]. Contacting different educational institutions is recommended to take advantage of certain programs that emphasize the profiles sought by companies.

[1] The information is taken from the site



Alternating work-study internship (AWS)


Open internships


Credited internships


Co-op internships


Internships during the program


Integration internships


Internship projects

What types of projects can be entrusted to interns?

Be creative!


Special projects


Search for a specific technical skill


R&D support


Optimization of internal processes


Business development and marketing


Market study



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: