University internships


Choose an internship at the Montreal West Island CIUSSS

The Montreal 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 Montreal 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 Centre and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, as well as in two other university designated facilities!

 

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    How do I apply for an internship?

    1. 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.
    2. The universities will normally contact us. 

    To access specific information on the details involving the coordination of internships in certain disciplines, we invite you to consult the internships we offer for the following main academic disciplines (undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels): 

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

    For more information concerning our internship programs, contact stage.universitaire.comtl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca. We will be happy to reply as quickly as possible. 

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    Psychology

    For doctoral students seeking an internship, please see the Programme d'internats en psychologie et neuropsychologie 2023-2024 (available in French only), which includes the registration form. Please submit your application not later than December 2, 2022.

     

    Occupational Therapy

    The Montréal West Island IUHSSC provides occupational therapy services in a number of physical health and mental health sectors. The aim is to promote independence, to help ensure a living environment that meets the needs and preferences of the person, to enable them to have a satisfactory quality of life, and to promote community integration and social participation.  

    In a Hospital Environment

    Client groups: Primarily adults and seniors

    Services offered:

    • Emergency and Intensive Care
    • Care units
      • Medical
      • Surgical
      • Geriatric
      • Oncology
    • Hand clinic and surgery
    • Psychiatry

    In a Specialized Psychiatric Hospital Environment

    Douglas Mental Health University Institute

    Client groups: All clienteles

    Services offered:

    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Psychotic disorders
    • Complex Mood Disorders
    • Geriatric psychiatry and psychogeriatrics

    In a Community-based Setting

    Client groups: Seniors with loss of autonomy and individuals with physical limitations

    Services offered:

    • Home care: Maximize the safety and function of seniors who are losing their independence or who have physical disabilities. Evaluation and monitoring of individuals takes place in their living environment (home, retirement home, etc.)
    • Post-acute care: rehabilitation and return home
    • Intermediary resources
    • Stimulation programs (often in a group environment) for children 0–5 years old with developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, or autism spectrum disorder

    In rehabilitation centres for people with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorder (CRDITED-WMRC)

    Client groups: Individuals with developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, or autism spectrum disorder

    Services offered:

    • Consultation with stakeholders and clinical teams involved (home support; intermediary, family-type, and continuous assistance residential resources; community or employment integration)
    • Monitoring of stimulation and early intervention in a group setting (overall development delay 0–5 years old)
    • Consultation services for parents of children aged 0–7 years old.

    In Long-term Care Centres

    Client groups: Seniors with loss of autonomy and individuals with physical limitations

    Services offered: 

    • Support in maintaining the individual’s autonomy and helping their active participation in their living environment.

    References and Helpful links

     

     

    Physiotherapy

    We provide physiotherapy services in a number of sectors. The aim is to treat functional limitations that result from injuries and illnesses, and to help individuals attain the physical capabilities needed for social participation and to remain active.

    In a Hospital Environment

    Client groups: Primarily adults and seniors

    Services offered:

    • Emergency and Intensive Care
    • Care units
      • Medical
      • Surgical
      • Geriatric
      • Oncology
    • Outpatient clinics (primarily for orthopedic surgery)

    In a Community-based Setting

    Client groups: Seniors with loss of autonomy and individuals with physical limitations

    Services offered:

    • Home care: Maximize the safety and function of seniors who are losing their independence or who have physical disabilities. Evaluation and monitoring of individuals takes place in their living environment (home, retirement home, etc.)
    • Post-acute care: rehabilitation and return home
    • Intermediary resources
    • Lumbar Pain Clinic: an interdisciplinary program (bringing together doctors, nurses, psychologists, etc.) for back pain self-management based on the McKenzie Method
    • Outpatient rehabilitation services for adult clients: supporting reintegration into the living environment post-hospitalization.

    In Long-term Care Centres

    Client groups: Seniors with loss of autonomy and individuals with physical limitations

    Services offered: 

    • Support in maximizing the person’s functional abilities by pursuing specific goals such as reducing pain, preventing falls, maintaining walking autonomy, etc.

    References and Helpful links

    How do you prepare for your internship?

    Please consult our Welcome & Orientation Guide (French only). It is full of information about our organization.

    To find the location and directions to your internship site

    To find out more about the Montréal West Island IUHSSC, its mission and its values

    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 stage.universitaire.comtl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca. 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.

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    Contact us

    For more information concerning our internship programs, contact stage.universitaire.comtl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca.

    We will be happy to reply as quickly as possible!


    Welcome and orientation

    Watch this welcome and orientation sessions for non-medical university interns at our facilities!

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