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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

  • In all management fields
  • At different levels (undergraduate, specialized graduate diploma (DESS), Master’s and MBA)
  • Multidisciplinary or specialized internships
  • Consulting projects and supervised projects

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) – administration internship or specialized internship

Description

BAA students can carry out two types of internships: a administration internship or a specialized internship. HEC Montréal is responsible for validating the type of internship during the approval process.

Administration 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 six months during university terms
Compensation

In Quebec
All internships must be remunerated at least at minimum wage with the exception of internships completed in non-profit organizations or organizations with a social or community mandate. This compensation is to be determined in an agreement between the student and the host organization.

In France
An employer who hosts an intern for a period of more than 2 months (44 days, 7 hours per day) over the course of the same academic year must offer a minimum amount in compensation. The amount of this compensation must be 15 percent more or equal to the maximum amount of social security. You can find out more on the official website of the French administration (in French only).

Conditions for participating
  • Identify an available internship 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
  • Internships may be located outside Quebec, under certain conditions.

Administration internship

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

Specialized internship

  • The internship supervisor must be an expert in the specialization and work daily in this field.
Evaluation of the internship
  • Evaluation by the supervisor within the organization is completed in two stages. It is taken into account in the final evaluation that is completed by those in charge of the program.
  • The evaluation which takes place at midway is an opportunity to ensure proper integration of the intern within your organization. In the event of a problem, the School will contact you and the student.
  • The final internship evaluation must be completed, at the latest, two weeks after the end of the internship. It evaluates the student’s global performance and learning according to a list of skills.
Important dates

Winter term

  • Offers posted starting in September
  • Interview: at your convenience
  • Registration deadline for students: March 1st

Summer term

  • Need help?
  • Interview: at your convenience
  • Registration deadline for students: July 15th

Fall term

  • Need help?
  • Interview: at your convenience
  • Registration deadline for students: November 15th
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

The student usually receives remuneration for the work done during the project.

This remuneration is subject to an agreement between the student and the company.

Several government subsidy programs, including the wage subsidy for companies affected by COVID 19, provide financial support to companies that offer a project.

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 – Consulting Field Project

Description

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

  • conduct an in-depth analysis of a situation;
  • evaluate different options;
  • suggest concrete, cost-effective solutions.

All areas of management can be the subject of a consulting mandate.

Length 5 weeks (about 800 to 1000 hours of work)
Cost $8,500 (contribution to HEC Montréal MBA student activities)
Important dates

Early January to April 24, 2020

  • Submission of projects

May 11 and 12, 2020

  • Evening events - client organizations present their project to MBA students

May 2020

  • Each team of students is matched with a client project and a professor

July 20, 2020

  • Submission of contractual agreement signed by students, the project manager of the client company and the supervising professor

Monday, July 27 to Friday, August 28, 2020, inclusive

  • Project delivery
  • Final presentation
  • Final report
More information?


projets.mba@hec.ca
 514 340-6378

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

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