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CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre Exploration Internships Program

For CEGEP, undergraduate (BSc) and graduate (MSc) students

The Exploration Internships Program is intended for CEGEP, undergraduate (BSc) and graduate (MSc) students wishing to gain research experience outside of their academic studies. This program was created to enable students to discover the research community, assess their interest in pursuing studies in a new field, work with one or more laboratories for future graduate studies, or improve their academic training with a research internship experience.

Internship context

  • The project and tasks proposed must be related to the trainee’s studies and allow them to learn about a new practical reality and/or the acquisition of skills and knowledge.
  • The internship supervisor is responsible for accompanying and supervising the intern and providing optimal conditions for carrying out the internship in accordance with the research project submitted.

Eligibility criteria

For internships:

  • Not remunerated;
  • Part-time, for a maximum of ten (10) hours per week or equivalent;
  • Take place for a maximum of four (4) months;

Please note that it is not possible for a student to do more than one exploration internship in the same host laboratory, consecutive or not.

For candidates:

  • Be 18 years or older;
  • Receive an internship offer from an active researcher or associate researcher at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre;
  • Be enrolled in a study program related to the internship, full-time or part-time, at the CEGEP, baccalaureate or master levels1;
  • The student can do a maximum of two (2) exploration internships, provided that they are in different host laboratories;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or have a study permit, valid for the duration of the internship and valid to work in the health field2;
  • If the internship takes place as part of a credited internship course, an external nominal scholarship or is mandatory for the study program or overseen by an internship agreement from an international university, the student must register to a regular internship (see the admission form) (French only).

Registration procedure

Registrations are continuous throughout the year. 

Procedure to follow:

  1. Students must find themselves a host laboratory among the regular researchers or associate researcher at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre by contacting researchers and sending to them their CV, cover letter and latest transcript.
  2. The researcher who agrees to host an intern under this program must complete the Research Project Proposal form and forward the form and the proof of enrolment in the study program (i.e.: latest record transcript) to the Academic Affairs at least 3 weeks before the start of the internship. The internship is subject to approval by the Academic Affairs.
  3. If the internship is approved, the student will receive by email the research project proposal form signed by Academic Affairs.
  4. The student will then have to register at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre by providing the required documents to complete his administrative file. An access card will be given to him for the duration of the internship.

1A student who has already graduated will be eligible for the Exploration Internships Program for a maximum of four (4) months after the end of his last term of study.

2The permit must not have the condition "Not authorized to work in childcare, primary/secondary school teaching, health services field occupations" or equivalent.


Mrs. Marianne Arteau
Academic Affairs Advisor
514 345-4931, ext. 3097

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