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University interships

The Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (Montréal West Island IUHSSC) fully contributes to its university mission by developing rich and varied internship programs and by creating healthy, safe, and stimulating learning environments. 

Each year, the Academic Affairs, Teaching and Research Directorate oversees more than 800 vocational non-medical internships in more than 25 clinical and administrative disciplines throughout the Montréal West Island IUHSSC. We work in collaboration with our privileged partner, McGill University, but also with some 20 other universities and specialized schools across Quebec—such as HEC Montréal, Barreau du Québec, and École Polytechnique—as well as other universities in Canada and abroad. 

We offer internship programs throughout our installations, namely at St. Mary’s Hospital Center and Douglas Mental Health University Institute, as well as in two other university designated facilities. 

If you want to do an internship at the Montréal West Island IUHSSC, please contact the person in charge of internships in your faculty or university department, as it is common for universities to plan internships for their students themselves. Furthermore, the universities normally contact us. 

To access specific information on the details involving the coordination of internships in certain disciplines, click on your discipline in the list below. 

We offer internships for the following main academic disciplines (undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels): 

  • Health Administration
  • Law
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Engineering
  • Physical Education / Kinesiology
  • Nutrition
  • Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychology
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing 
  • Social Work
  • Other disciplines

For more information concerning our internship programs, contact We will be happy to reply as quickly as possible. 

You want to be prepared for your internship?

Please consult our Welcome & Orientation Guide. It is full of information about our organization.

You can find the location and directions to your internship site in the Contact and Location section. 

To find out more about the Montréal West Island IUHSSC, its mission and its values, please have a look at our profile

Please take the time to go over the following documents carefully:

Please send your completed, signed, and scanned Criminal Record Check Form as soon as possible to You can also submit it by mail.

Academic Affairs, Teaching and Research Directorate
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
To the attention of Sabina Pierre-Louis
6875 LaSalle Boulevard, Montréal, QC H4H 1R3

Please hand in the other documents, duly completed and signed, to your internship supervisor during your orientation.

Your orientation will take place at your designated meeting location. You will receive all the information needed to make sure your internship runs smoothly.