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Internships at the Master's level

The Master of Science (MSc) program offers three internships:


You must have completed at least 12 course credits in order to register for the supervised project.

There are four ways to do this supervised project:

Within an organization At the university
  • Organizational intervention mandate
  • Academic Case Study
  • Specific research mandate
  • Expert opinion

The definition of each type of supervised project and the requirements are specified in the summary Guidelines and Requirements.


You must have the subject of your supervised project approved before completing 36 course credits. Once you have obtained all the required approvals, your program administration will register you.


Step 1: Ethics approval

In co-operation with your project director, evaluate the nature of your project to determine whether the approval of the Research Ethics Board (REB) is needed:

Complete the questionnaire to see whether you need to submit your project to the CER. 


Step 2 (optional): Confidentiality agreement (if required for a project in an organization)

The organization where you are carrying out your supervised project may require that you sign a confidentiality agreement. If so, it is recommended that you use the model proposed by the university by completing the MSc | Confidentiality agreement form on the Registrar's Office forms portal. To log in, click on "Authentication HEC" and enter your HEC Montréal number and password.

If the organization insists on using their own agreement, please contact the MSc Program Office to have it approved before signing it.


Step 3: Approval and completion of the supervised project

  1. Log in to the portal with your HEC Montréal ID number and password.
  2. Fill out the "MSc | Approval of a supervised project" form.
  3. After saving the form, submit it from the My Requests page of the portal.
  4. Do not begin your project before it has been approved.

The program administration will register you once and only once, and that for the term when your project begins. You will then have until the end of the following term to complete the project and submit your report.


You would like to write your supervised project report in English? Justify your demand directly in the approval form of your supervised project. This approval is automatic for specializations in English.

Final Submission

To submit the final version of your supervised project report, you must sign in to the Submission Of A Master’s Level Work portal by clicking on "Authentication HEC" and using your HEC Montréal ID number and password.

Your supervisor's approval must be received by the deadline.

The submission process, the evaluation of your report and the graduation process can take up to 10 weeks. Please take this into consideration if you need to renew a study permit, submit a post-diploma permit application or confirm your attendance at convocation.

Term of submission  Winter 2023 Summer 2023 Fall 2023
Deadlines April 21, 2023 August 18, 2023 December 14, 2023


Under article 3.4.1 of the academic rules and regulations, the jury may:

  1. Accept the report and evaluate it according to the letter-grade system;
  2. Return the report and ask you for major corrections to be made. In this case, you must return in your submission request, in the portal, and submit the corrected report for final evaluation by the jury within one month of the date when the student was informed of the decision;
  3. Reject the report.

Guides and tools

To carry out an internship at the end of your studies, you must:  

  • have completed your MSc in the past 12 months or less or be in the process of earning your degree (coursework completed and initial version of your thesis or supervised project report submitted);
  • start your internship within 12 months of completing your program;
  • carry out a 6-month internship (or internships of a cumulative length of 6 months, within 2 terms);
  • be registered for the “End of studies internship” (3 non-program credits) and pay the related tuition fees (including extra fees);
  • follow the administrative procedures for finding an internship, registration, and declaring the completion of your internship.

Finding an internship

You are responsible for finding an internship position. However, the School offers different resources to help you:


Submit the Course-project registration form on HEC en ligne.


End of internship declaration

Upon completing your internship, you must submit the following documents to your program administration (by email to direction.msc@hec.ca):

To be eligible for a non-program MITACS internship, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Have completed at least 30 course credits in your supervised project stream and have completed your supervised project
    Have completed at least 15 course credits for your thesis stream
  • Be a student and either a citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 internship credits and pay the related tuition fees
  • Be a full-time student
    • Supervised project stream: Enrol in a 3-credit course at the same time to obtain the status


Length of the internship:  The internship must not last longer than one term. Extensions are not possible.
Dates of the internship:  The start and end dates must coincide with the School’s terms.
Number of internships:  Students are only allowed to do one non-program internship.


You must submit the project-course or internship enrolment form (in French only) and proof of MITACS approval in HEC en ligne.

Internship report

At least one month before the end of your internship, you must submit all of the required components to your professor. Your final mark will either state "requirements satisfied" or "failed".

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