Offering an internship
Internships have been an integral part of the ITHQ’s academic approach for over 40 years, and are an essential complement to the in-class training students receive.
All ITHQ programs use a work-study format including internships/co-ops with companies in Québec, elsewhere in Canada or abroad. Most are paid positions (admissible for tax credits in Québec), involving a minimum of 390 hours, depending on the program.
All internships/co-ops are evaluated by both the supervisor of the host company and by the ITHQ Internships Department staff. Students are free to choose the company where they will undertake this practical training, but they must respect the mandates assigned to them.
Are you interested in hiring one or more ITHQ students (as interns) at your company, and taking advantage of the Québec government’s Tax Credits for Practicums in the Workplace *?
*Applies to eligible businesses
The following ITHQ academic programs include co-op jobs (paid internships) during the summer of 2014 (May to August):
*These positions are not admissible for tax credits for paid workplace internships.
How to offer a summer internship:
- Fill out the online Internship Offer Form.
- Students interested in your offer will send you their resumes.
- Contact the student(s) of your choice directly to set up an interview.
If you have more than three positions (internships) to offer, the ITHQ will be hosting an interview day on March 24, 2014 (businesses may register as of February 10).
For additional information on workplace internships and applicable tax credits, please contact the Internships Department:
The following ITHQ academic programs include mandatory internships outside Québec during the summer of 2014 (early June to early October):
- Gestion touristique immersion anglaise (Tourism Management, English Immersion): Customer service positions in tourism (minimum of 14 weeks and 415 hours or more)
- Gestion en hôtellerie internationale (International Hotel Management):
First year: Guest service positions (English immersion in hotels with a minimum of 14 weeks and 415 hours or more)
Second year: Guest service positions (international hotel internship with a minimum of 12 weeks and 420 hours or more)
- Formation internationale en service et sommellerie de restaurant (International Restaurant Service and Sommelier Training):*
First internship: Restaurant service positions (English immersion internship with a minimum of 14 weeks and 415 hours or more)
Second internship: Two-part international internship:
- Vineyard: Vineyard worker and wine production apprentice (minimum of 3 weeks and 90-hour internship)
- Restaurant: Restaurant service positions in a first-class establishment (minimum of 12 weeks and 420-hour internship)
- Hautes Études en gestion hôtelière internationale/Advanced Studies in International Hotel Management):* Guest service or operations management positions (minimum 22-week internship, from early May until early October)
*Programs also offering winter internships.
Programs which may possibly offer internships outside Québec during the summer of 2014 (early June to late August):
- Gestion appliquée en restauration (Applied Restaurant Management): Server, server-bartender or cook (390-hour internship)
- Cuisine professionnelle (Professional Cuisine): Cook (390-hour internship)
- Pâtisserie professionnelle (Professional Pastry Making): Pastry maker (390-hour internship)
- Gestion du tourisme et de l’hôtellerie UQAM-ITHQ B.A.A. (UQAM-ITHQ B.B.A. in Tourism and Hotel Management with specialization in Hotel and Restaurant Management): Operations management positions (400-hour internship)
These are the general requirements for all programs:
- All of our programs have mandatory internships. The students decide where and for which company they wish to work.
- Depending on their program, students must work for a minimum of 390 hours in their respective field, within the three-, four- or six-month internships.
- Insurance: All of our students have liability insurance with the ITHQ.
- Once you have offered an internship to a student, a work contract is established as well as an internship contract. The internship contract must be signed by your company and returned to the ITHQ before the internship begins.
- Students must be evaluated twice during their internship, once at the 200-hour mark and a second time one week prior the end of the internship. The evaluation must be done by the student’s supervisor. The ITHQ Internship Department will provide you with the two different evaluation forms.
- The students will need accommodations for the entire duration of their internship.
- J1 Visas (USA): We already have a sponsor for the J1 visas, but we are willing to work with your partner if you have your own.
For additional information on workplace internships, please contact the Internships Department:
In the last semester of their academic program, most ITHQ students undergo a final internship directly related to their training during which they can apply and integrate the knowledge acquired over the course of their studies.
These internships last from 3 to 10 weeks, depending on the program. They are typically held from Monday to Friday, but can also be tailored to the needs of the hosting company and the student’s schedule (e.g. including evenings and weekends). Throughout the internship, students are supervised by the ITHQ professors in charge of their evaluation
During their working hours, the unpaid interns are covered by an ITHQ insurance plan (CSST and third-party liability).
The following ITHQ academic programs include a final internship:
*Internship during the fall or winter semester.
*Internship during the winter semester only.
If you’d like to host an ITHQ student undergoing a final internship, contact the Internship Department for more information: