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Research and training internships

A research or training internship provides you with an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the world of Québec R&D and lay the groundwork for future collaborations. Please note that most of the links in this section are in French only.

For more information:

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Scientific at work

A research or training internship provides you with an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the world of Québec R&D and lay the groundwork for future collaborations. Please note that most of the links in this section are in French only.

Finding an internship supervisor

You are responsible for finding a professor who agrees to host you and supervise your project. 

Visit the Find a research topic and supervisor page for advice on the best way to proceed based on your field of study, and for resources to help you identify a professor you would like to work with. Please remember that responsibility for finding a supervisor lies entirely with you.

Checking your eligibility

To qualify as an intern, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Currently be a student at a Canadian university outside Québec or a foreign university.
  • Be invited and supervised by a regular UL faculty member who agrees to oversee your internship
  • Have the required financial resources for your entire stay (return plane ticket, travel during your internship, accommodations, living expenses, and insurance, if necessary).
  • Respect the condition regarding the maximum duration of the internship (12 months per level of study). However, if you have received an excellence grant from your government (CSC, CAPES, JSPS...) for a research stay of more than 12 months, please contact the International Office at etudiantsentrants@bi.ulaval.ca

If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you must:

Invitation process

Invitations for training and research internships can only be issued by regular faculty members at Université Laval. The International Office cannot help applicants find an internship.

Internship agreement

You will need to agree upon the terms of your internship with your supervisor by completing and signing a training or research internship agreement (DOC).

The internship agreement must be signed by the research supervisors at all institutions concerned. 

Invitation letter 

Your supervisor at Université Laval will provide you with an invitation letter you can use to undertake temporary immigration procedures, if necessary.

Professors who wish to invite an intern must consult the information on hosting training and research interns.

Preparing for your internship

For more information on the procedure leading to your arrival, please consult the Foreign workers and interns page.

If you arrive from outside Canada, you must inform us of your arrival a few days before your departure from your country of residence, by filling out the arrival confirmation form.

Registration

The first step to take upon your arrival will be to register with the Registrar’s Office. Registration documents must be emailed to the Registrar’s Office at sfr@reg.ulaval.ca.

Documents to provide to the Registrar’s Office

  • Admission and registration form (PDF)
  • Work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (if any)
  • Passport valid for the duration of your stay
  • Your temporary resident visa (if required)
  • Invitation letter 
  • Temporary address in Québec

You cannot start your internship until you receive the confirmation email, which is why it’s important to arrive a few days early to complete these formalities.

During your internship, you must also advise the Registrar’s Office of any changes to your file (contact information, length of stay, etc.) by writing to sfr@reg.ulaval.ca.