Convention de stage

The Convention de Stage is an internship agreement between the intern, McGill, and the host organization.

Please note: McGill cannot provide students with the standard French Convention de stage, but can approve a Déclaration relative à la participation d'un étudiant à une activité étudiante for current students. We will not review or approve any other version of the convention de stage.

Current students

  1. In order to issue a Déclaration relative à la participation d'un étudiant à une activité étudiante, the student must be registered in full time studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University at the time of the request. The student must be returning to full time studies after their stage has ended.
  2. A mandatory internship program is not in place in the Bachelor of Commerce Program hence we will be unable to provide a Déclaration relative à la participation d'un étudiant à une activité étudiante to employers who request that the stage be a mandatory part of the student’s curriculum.

Graduating students

The student is no longer a full time student at McGill once they have completed their program. If an employer allows for a non-returning McGill graduate to apply to a Déclaration relative à la participation d'un étudiant à une activité étudiante, such a request must be made and completed by all parties before the last day of the student's final semester (i.e. for Spring 2022 graduates, the date would be April 30, 2022).

Submission Guidelines

Please submit your request via email to recruitdesautels.mgmt [at] (our office) including:

  • Student name and ID number
  • Student graduation date

Internship Awards

A number of very generous alumni listed below assist with the funding of internship experiences.  The Soutar Career Centre has pooled these resources and created a partnership with Emzingo to provide a unique fully funded 8-week experience for our students including Professional Development and Cultural Immersion. Students are mentored and work in groups to complete meaningful projects in non-profits or social enterprises in the host country. Application deadlines and registration varies— please refer to weekly BCom Career Newsletter sent to your McGill email in the summer/fall so you do not miss out on important dates.

  • BCom Class of ‘66 Internship Award

  • Clinton Foundation Internship

  • Jean Charles Caty Internship Award

  • Management Class of 1960 Internship Award

  • MacKinnon Initiative Award for Student Internships

  • The McDonald, Currie Fund for International Management and Development Internship Awards

  • Murdoch Family Initiative Award

  • The Rio Tinto-Richard Evans International Exchange Awards

  • Peter and Connie Todd International Internship Award

Summer Opportunities/Internships

Career Management in the Soutar Career Centre assists BCom student to plan their career goals by helping them discover and prepare for opportunities that align with the individual career paths that the students would like to explore.

Internships give students practical experience needed to make important career choices and help students:

  • Gain concrete work experience in the business environment
  • Put classroom theory into practice
  • Meet and network with prospective employers
  • Earn money while gaining practical experience

Students will find job postings under the OCR Summer & Internship categories on myFuture.

For additional information on internships, visit the Internship Offices Network.

Fall/Winter Internships

The Desautels Faculty of Management does not have a required internship program at the undergraduate level (Bachelor of Commerce). Therefore, it is highly recommended that students complete an internship during the Summer (see previous section). If, however, students consider a Fall or Winter term internship, they must first ensure they are eligible to apply*. Accepting to complete a Fall or Winter term internship implies students will opt to take a term off school and extend their graduation date. Please visit the BCom office bcom.mgmt [at] to discuss how Fall or Winter term internships can impact a student academically.

If the student is eligible to apply* to and accepts an internship during the Fall or Winter term, it is their responsibility to notify the BCom office bcom.mgmt [at] prior to accepting the internship.

*International students at the BCom level are not eligible to apply; please refer to About International Student Services (ISS) | International Student Services - McGill University.

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