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Offer an internship

As our students have already started their internships for the summer, we are not accepting internship offers for the moment. The next partner recruitment period will begin in September. Thank you!

Would you like to host an ITHQ intern at your company? Here’s what you need to know:

  • 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, involving a minimum of 390 hours over a minimum of 12 weeks, depending on the program.
  • Students are free to choose the company where they will undertake this practical training, but they must carry out the duties assigned to them.
  • Once you have offered an internship to a student, a hiring letter and an internship agreement form will be drafted. The internship agreement form must be signed by your company and returned to the ITHQ at least 2 weeks before the internship begins.
  • All internships/co-ops are evaluated by both the supervisor of the host company and by the ITHQ Internships Department staff. Students must be evaluated twice during their internship: once at the 200-hour mark and a second time one week prior to 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 accommodation for the entire duration of their internship.
  • For unpaid international internships, all of our students have liability insurance with the ITHQ during working hours.
  • 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 internships in Québec (including unpaid internship)*

*In French only


For internships outside Québec (Canada and international)

Here are the paid or unpaid internships that are recognized for training (summer jobs from the end of May to either the end of August or the end of September, depending on the program): 

  • Kitchen staff, server, server/bartender (internship of 390 hours over 12 weeks)
  • Kitchen or food prep staff (internship of 390 hours over 12 weeks, with a minimum of 80% of food prep tasks)
  • Server, server/bartender, kitchen or food prep staff (English immersion internship of 415 hours or more over a minimum of 14 weeks)
  • Dining room service positions at an upscale establishment (internship of 420 hours or more over a minimum of 12 weeks)
  • Wine staff or winemaking apprentice positions (internship of 90 hours or more over a minimum of 3 weeks)
  • Kitchen positions at an upscale establishment (internship of 440 hours or more over a minimum of 12 weeks)
  • Pastry-making apprentice or assistant (internship of 390 hours over 12 weeks)
  • Customer service positions in tourism (internship of 390 hours or more over a minimum of 12 weeks)
  • Customer service positions in tourism (English immersion internship of 415 hours or more over a minimum of 14 weeks)
  • Customer service positions at a hotel (English immersion internship of 415 hours or more over a minimum of 14 weeks)
  • Customer service positions at a hotel or restaurant (internship of 400 hours) 
  • Customer service positions at an international hotel (internship of 420 hours or more over a minimum of 12 weeks)
  • Customer service or operational management positions at a hotel (internship of a minimum of 18 weeks, from early May to early October)
  • Operational management positions (internship of 400 hours or more for a maximum of 20 weeks)

For additional information on workplace internships, please contact the Internships Department: