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Undergraduate Summer Research Internships

Our undergraduate summer internships allow you to discover the world of research. You will put your knowledge into practice. You will participate in innovative and exciting research projects within an interdisciplinary team.

Applications for undergraduate summer internships have been accepted through Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

It is no longer possible to submit your application. INRS will offer new undergraduate summer internships in 2023.

Who can do an undergraduate summer internship?

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.

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.

Internships take place at Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre, Québec City.

Advanced technologies

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

Internships take place at Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre, Varennes and Montreal)

Health sciences and Biotechnologies

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.

Internships take place at Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre, Laval.

Social sciences

Anthropology, communication, demography, economy, geography, history, history of art, information studies, political science, population studies, Quebec studies, sociology, social work, urban planning, urban studies.

Internships take place at Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre, Québec City and Montreal.

Research eligible fields

What are your research interests? Several undergraduate training fields are eligible for a undergradute summer internship. They are classified by INRS research areas.

How to apply

Fill out the form available on the registration microsite of the research center where you would like to do an internship. Do not forget to attach all the required documents. See the documents required to submit your application.

What undergraduate interships are available?

The subject of most internships is offered directly to the person whose application has been accepted. However, some undergraduate summer internships are advertised in our internship directory (in French). Filter your search by degree level to find a summer undergraduate internship.

General information and how to apply

Pofessors are responsible for the selection of interns. Their capacity to host undergraduates trainees varies from year to year. Applications are reviewed within weeks of the application deadline. Only successful applicants are contacted.

Lenght of summer internship

10 to 16 weeks


Summer internships come with a scholarship starting at $6,125.

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.

Documents required

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, up-to-date transcript for the university terms you have completed If your transcript does not include the winter 2022 term, proof of enrollment is required for that term.


For any administrative questions related to the 2022 undergraduate summer research internship, contact Joanie Lavoie at

An undergraduate summer research internship is a unique opportunity to discover whether the world of research is for you!

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