2021 Undergraduate Summer Research Internships

Our undergraduate summer research internships are a unique opportunity to learn whether the world of research is for you.

During your internship, you will put your knowledge into practice while taking part in exciting, cutting-edge research. Our undergraduate summer research internships are intended for students who have completed at least one year of study in an undergraduate natural sciences, engineering, health sciences, or social sciences program.

Application deadline: February 15, 2021. The application period for the summer 2021 internships is now closed.

2021 Undergraduate Summer Research Internships Eligible Fields

Environmental science and geoscience

Agronomy, biology, chemistry, ecology, engineering (aerospace, civil, chemical, water, geological, computer, mechanical, physical), physical geography, geology, geomatics, information technology, mathematics, physics, statistics.

Étudier en sciences de l'énergie et des matériaux à l'INRS

Advanced technology

Physics and physical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, optics and photonics, material sciences and engineering, mathematics, and applied mathematics.

Futurs étudiants à l'INRS

Health sciences

Bacteriology, biochemistry, biology, cellular biology , molecular biology, biotechnology, chemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, entomology, epidemiology, immunology, veterinary microbiology, neurobiology, parasitology, pharmacology, food safety, animal health, food sciences, toxicology, virology.

Social sciences

Anthropology, communication, economy, geography, history, information studies, political science, population studies, Quebec studies, sociology, urban studies.

Internships take place at Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre (Quebec City and Montreal).

General Informations

Lenght of internship
10 to 16 weeks
Summer interns are paid a salary.

Some interns will be eligible for one or more of the following scholarship programs (in french): INRS, NSERC, Armand-Frappier Foundation, Urbanisation Culture Société.
Eligibility requirements
1. Completion of at least one year of study in an undergraduate program prior to the start of the natural science, engineering, health science, or social science internship.

2. An academic record that would allow you to be accepted into graduate school at a Quebec university. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 out of 4.3 or equivalent is usually required.
Following documents
You can submit your application using the online form. Please attach the following documents:

1. A letter of intent mentioning the work, courses, and/or experiences motivating you to join a research team at the INRS centre where you want to do your summer internship

2. Your resume

3. Your official, updated transcript for the university terms you have completed If your transcript does not include the winter 2021 term, proof of enrollment is required for that term.


For any administrative questions related to the 2021 undergraduate summer research internship, contact Carolyne Hébert at carolyne.hebert@inrs.ca.