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Offer internships or student projects

HEC Montréal has programs in all management fields.
Why not offer an internship or student project in your organization?


A variety of internships and projects

Important! You may be eligible for government assistance programs for hiring interns.

Internship or project

Internship
  • Period of training, learning or development in a company.
  • The student acquires new professional skills while contributing to the host organization.
Project
  • Extensive assignment during which a student provides specific expertise in his or her field of specialization.
  • The student identifies possible solutions related to a company project or issue, and then comes up with recommendations if possible.

Consider the possibilities and make an offer

The main internship and student project options offered by HEC Montréal apply to all fields of study. In seven of these fields, we also offer specific options.

Internships and student projects in close to 20 management fields

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Baccalauréat en administration des affaires (BAA) – multidisciplinary or specialized internship

Description

BAA students can carry out two types of internships: a multidisciplinary internship or a specialized internship. The professor identifies the type of internship when approving it.

Multidisciplinary internship

Two formats offered:

  • 1st format: the intern’s services are used on a rotating basis in several functions in different management fields.
  • 2nd format: the intern performs a single function, but has time to meet with the company’s managers and learn about other management fields in the company’s different operations.

Specialized internship

  • The intern has specific duties, related to one of the specializations in the study program.
  • The intern is exposed to one or more aspects of the specialization concerned.
  • The internship gives the student a chance to see the day-to-day work of specialists in this field.

Important!
For the accounting specialization, see the internship options in accounting in a business or accounting firm.

Length
  • Minimum of 140 hours of work
  • Full-time or part-time
  • Over a maximum of four months during university terms
Compensation

Students must receive compensation for their work during the internship.

This compensation is to be defined in an agreement between the student and the host company.

Conditions for participating
  • Be a company with 10 or more employees.
  • Identify an available supervisor within the company.
  • Submit an internship offer.
  • Evaluate the student’s work and submit this evaluation to the BAA program administration.
  • Only one internship per student per four-month period.
  • Internships may be located outside Quebec, under certain conditions.

Multidisciplinary internship

  • The mentor is someone with a good knowledge of the company and of management.

Specialized internship

  • The mentor must be an expert in the specialization and work daily in this field.
Evaluation of the internship

The internship is graded by the supervising professor, based on:

  • the student’s written report and oral presentation;
  • the company mentor’s evaluation of the quality of the student’s work.

The employer’s evaluation is worth 20% of the student’s mark. See the evaluation forms for the multidisciplinary internship and the specialized internship.

The company mentor may attend the student’s oral presentation.

Important dates

Winter term

  • Offers posted starting in September
  • Interview: at your convenience
  • Registration deadline for students: January 15

Summer term

  • Need help?
  • Interview: at your convenience
  • Registration deadline for students: July 1

Fall term

  • Need help?
  • Interview: at your convenience
  • Registration deadline for students: September 15
How to offer an internship

Create an employer account or log on to post your internship offer.

Internships are usually considered and approved within 48 hours.

More information?

Contact Nathalie Kubat, Internship Co-ordinator
nathalie.kubat@hec.ca
 514 340-6172

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Master’s level - supervised project

Description

A supervised project lets students integrate and apply the concepts they have learned during their Master’s-level courses.

The mandate or intervention:

  • must be directly related to the student’s specialization;
  • calls for evaluation, analysis and, if possible, a recommendation;
  • may require that the student observe, interview or conduct a literature review;
  • may include conducting a diagnosis, taking part in planning and implementing management practices, and formulating recommendations on a specific issue.

See examples of supervised projects by field of studies

Length

Generally 405 hours (10 to 12 weeks), including writing a report.

Compensation

Generally, students must receive compensation for their work during the project.
This compensation is to be defined in an agreement between the student and the host company.

Conditions for participating
  • Be a company with 10 or more employees, in most cases.
  • Identify an available supervisor within the company, with expertise in the student’s specialization.
  • Submit a project proposal.
  • Evaluate the student’s work.

The project may be conducted outside of Quebec, under certain conditions.

Important dates

It is recommended that you post the offer four months before the start of the term during which the project will be carried out.

Examples

  • In January for the summer term
  • In April for the fall term
  • In September for the winter term
How to offer a project

Create an employer account or log on to post your project offer.

Projects are usually considered and approved within 48 hours.

More information?

Contact:

Manon St-Michel, Supervised Project Co-ordinator
manon.st-michel@hec.ca
 514 340-6162

Elaine Pelletier, Supervised Project Co-ordinator
elaine.pelletier@hec.ca
 514 340-6000 ext. 1142

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MBA – supervised field project

Description

A multidisciplinary team of four MBA students, supervised by a professor:

  • conducts an in-depth analysis of a situation;
  • evaluates the different options;
  • suggests concrete, cost-effective solutions.

There are a variety of consulting mandates, covering all management fields.

Length 5 weeks (about 800 hours of work)
Cost $8,000 (contribution to HEC Montréal MBA student activities)
Important dates

November 2016 to February 2017

  • Submission and assignment of project offers

February 25, 2017 at the latest

  • Final approval of the project offer and signing of the contract

Monday, March 20 to Friday, April 21, 2017, inclusive

  • Project conducted
  • Project presented
  • Final report
How to offer a project

Send a proposal to christel.lawarree@hec.ca.
You will be sent an information guide.

More information?

Contact Christel Lawarrée
christel.lawarree@hec.ca
 514 340-6294

Other possibilities

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Supply chain (DESS)

Title Intervention project for the DESS en gestion – chaîne logistique
Description

For this intervention project, a team of 2 to 4 DESS students examines a problem related to logistics (process analysis and improvement, transportation, procurement, inventory management, demand forecasting, warehousing, optimizing routing, planning).

The students are supervised by a professor from the Department of Logistics and Operations Management.

They suggest one or more solutions to the company.

Length 4 months (125 hours per student)
Compensation

These projects are not usually compensated.

Conditions for participating
  • Clearly define the scope of the project.
  • Identify a contact in the company.
  • Submit a project proposal.
  • Ensure that company staff and the data necessary for the project are available.
Important dates

Project proposal deadline:

  • December 1 for the winter term
  • April 15 for the summer term
  • August 15 for the fall term
How to offer a project

Send a proposal to michel.cloutier@hec.ca.

More information?

Contact Guest Professor Michel Cloutier
michel.cloutier@hec.ca
 514 340-6684

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Electronic commerce (Master’s level)

Title Specialized internship for the maîtrise en gestion (MSc) – commerce électronique
Description

Students in this Master’s-level program get an overall vision of issues in e-commerce, in particular the legal, management and technological aspects.

This enables them to:

  • conduct impact studies in a business context;
  • provide specific expertise in one of the program’s three main fields of specialization.
Length About 480 hours, i.e. 12 to 16 weeks full-time.
Compensation

Generally, students must receive compensation for their work during the internship.

This compensation is to be defined in an agreement between the student and the host company.

Conditions for participating
  • Identify an available supervisor within the company.
  • Submit an internship proposal.
  • Evaluate the student’s work.
Important dates

It is recommended that you post the offer four months before the start of the term during which the internship will be carried out.

Examples

  • In January for the summer term
  • In April for the fall term
  • In September for the winter term
How to offer an internship

Create an employer account or log on to post an internship offer.

Internships are usually considered and approved within 48 hours.

More information?

Contact Manon St-Michel, Supervised Internship Co-ordinator (Master’s level)
manon.st-michel@hec.ca
 514 340-6162

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Accounting (Bachelor’s level, certificate, DESS)

Description

Are you looking to recruit a student for an internship or a temporary position in accounting? You’re sure to find plenty of interested candidates. Many HEC Montréal students are working toward their CPA titles, and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec requires that they have professional accounting experience.

Which programs?

Undergraduate level:

  • Certificat d’accès à la profession comptable (students who already hold an undergraduate degree)
  • Bachelor’s in Business – Accounting / BAA – Comptabilité

Companies are not eligible for income tax credits for interns from these programs.

  • Baccalauréat en administration – accounting specialization

Companies are eligible for income tax credits for some interns from this program.

Master’s level:

  • Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées en comptabilité professionnelle – CPA

Companies are eligible for income tax credits for some interns from this program.

More information?

Contact Claire Saint-Jacques, CPA Recruitment Co-ordinator
claire.saint-jacques@hec.ca
 514 340-6171

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Comptrollership (Master’s level)

Title Specialized internship for the maîtrise en gestion (MSc) – contrôle de gestion
Description

The purpose of this internship is to allow students to become familiar with the actual context of management comptrollership. During the internship they will gain practical experience in:

  • preparing analyses of business plans;
  • preparing financial plans;
  • the documentation used;
  • business relationships between management comptrollers and their internal clients.
Length Minimum of 140 hours
Compensation

Generally, students must receive compensation for their work during the internship.

This compensation is to be defined in an agreement between the student and the host company.

Conditions for participating
  • Identify a supervisor in the organization specializing in management control.
  • Submit an internship proposal.
Important dates

It is recommended that you post the offer four months before the start of the term during which the internship will be carried out.

Examples

  • In January for the summer term
  • In April for the fall term
  • In September for the winter term
How to offer an internship

Send an internship proposal to manon.st-michel@hec.ca with the following information:

  • company name
  • contact person
  • company address
  • phone number
  • employer’s email
  • start and end dates for the internship
  • work schedule
  • mission of the organization
  • description of the internship
  • employer’s requirements
  • application deadline
  • email address for applications
More information?

Contact Manon St-Michel, Supervised Project Co-ordinator (MSc)
manon.st-michel@hec.ca
 514 340-6162

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Cultural enterprises (Master’s level)

Title Integrative project in the maîtrise en management des entreprises culturelles
Description

The student assumes a mandate with actual and specific responsibilities.

Project:

  • must include an analysis, an intervention and, if possible, recommendations for the company’s management team;
  • must take place in a Canadian or foreign company in the cultural field;
  • may require the use of support tools (observations, interviews, questionnaires, literature review, etc.).
Length In general, 270 hours of work devoted to carrying out all project steps (including preparing a report).
Compensation

Generally, students must receive compensation for their work during the project.

This compensation is to be defined in an agreement between the student and the host company.

Conditions for participating
  • Identify an available supervisor within the company.
  • Submit a project proposal.
  • Evaluate the student’s work.
Important dates

Forthcoming

How to offer a project

Send a proposal to beatrice.mille@hec.ca with the following information:

  • company name
  • contact person
  • company address
  • phone number
  • employer’s email
  • start and end dates for the internship
  • work schedule
  • mission of the organization
  • description of the project
  • employer’s requirements
  • application deadline
  • email address for applications
More information?

Contact Associate Professor Danilo C. Dantas
danilo.dantas@hec.ca
 514 340-7303

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Management and sustainable development (DESS)

Title Specialized internship for the DESS en gestion – développement durable
Description

The main objective of the internship is to allow students to become familiar with the actual context of sustainable development in organizations. It will expose them to the challenges related to sustainable development, but also the organization’s responses to these challenges in terms of processes, structures, actions and programs.

Length Minimum of 150 hours
Compensation

Generally, students must receive compensation for their work during the internship.

This compensation is to be defined in an agreement between the student and the host company.

Conditions for participating
  • Identify an available supervisor within the company.
  • Submit a project proposal.
  • Evaluate the student’s work.
How to offer an internship

Send an internship proposal to karine.navilys@hec.ca with the following information:

  • company name
  • contact person
  • company address
  • phone number
  • employer’s email
  • start and end dates for the internship
  • work schedule
  • mission of the organization
  • description of the internship
  • company’s requirements
  • application deadline
  • email address for applications
More information?

Contact Full Professor Emmanuel Raufflet
emmanuel.raufflet@hec.ca
 514 340-6196

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Cultural organizations (DESS)

Title Supervised internship in management of arts and culture for the DESS en gestion – organismes culturels
Description

The internship gives students a better understanding of the operation of organizations in the arts and culture field and the specific features of management in this environment.

Length At least 200 hours.
Compensation

Generally, students must receive compensation for their work during the internship.

This compensation is to be defined in an agreement between the student and the host company.

Conditions for participating
  • Identify an available supervisor within the company.
  • Submit an internship proposal.
  • Sign a contract with the students and the supervising professor.
Important dates

Project proposal deadline:

  • September 15 for the fall term
  • January 15 for the winter term
  • May 15 for the summer term
How to offer an internship

Send an internship proposal to beatrice.mille@hec.ca with the following information:

  • company name
  • contact person
  • company address
  • phone number
  • employer’s email
  • start and end dates for the internship
  • work schedule
  • mission of the organization
  • description of the internship
  • company’s requirements
  • application deadline
  • email address for applications
More information?

Contact Associate Professor Danilo C. Dantas
danilo.dantas@hec.ca
 514 340-7303


Need help?

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