Aboutthe internships
The principal activity of the program consists in offering short research internships for high school students to introduce them to scientific research.

The internship is a whole week long in one of our research laboratories during summer. The weeks offered aim to introduce the participants to all facets of a researcher's life. Wearing (or not - depending on the lab type!) a lab coat, the "apprentices" are immersed in the research universe in "real" laboratories. Each apprentice is individually paired with a student-researcher. Under their supervision, the apprentice will carry out experiments proposed by his/her mentor according to their science interests. ​
Admission criteria
  • Be at least 14 years old;
  • Having completed secondary 3, 4 or 5 (grade 9 to 12);
  • Be passionate about science!


After discussing with INRS' research teams, we have decided to offer virtual 2021 research internships for everyone's safety. In this context, we will take the opportunity to bring together the apprentices from both research centres in order to further enrich their "virtual stay" with us. Throughout the week, participants will be invited to take part in several scientific activities, some in groups and others individually with their mentor.

The activities will be in line with our mission, namely the discovery of science and research through privileged contact between a high school student and an INRS student-researcher. For any questions, write to apprentis@inrs.ca.
Since 2002
  • 2081applications
  • 701apprentices
  • 220schools
  • 297mentors
  • 17areas
  • 4provinces
  • 50%public schools
Science fieldsto discover
The research internships are currently offered in two INRS centers, in Laval at the Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Center and in Varennes at the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Center.
Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Center
AFSB Research Center proposes projects in biosciences: microbiology, virology, immunology, cancer, toxicology, pharmacology, biotechnologies, chronic or infectious diseases, etc.
Batérie ADN Molécule Environnement
Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Center
EMT Research Center proposes projects in applied physics: nanoscience, femtoscience, photonics, quantum optics, sustainable energies, chemistry, etc.​
Atome Microscope Chimie Nano technologie
Calendar 2024and addresses
  • Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Center
  • Week 1: July 8 to 12
    Week 2: August 5 to 9

531, boul. des Prairies
Laval (Québec) H7V 1B7

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  • Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Center
  • July 15 to 19
    (Only one week offered)

1650, boul. Lionel-Boulet
Varennes (Québec) J3X 1S2

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Deadline to apply:
April 5 2024
How toparticipate ?
  1. Click «Open a session» in the menu to create a «Candidate» account​
  2. Display the menu «My application» and fill out the forms​
  3. Write a motivation letter in which you describe the reasons that motivate you to apply, your qualities, skillsand achievements that make you a good candidate, yourresearch interests and what you hope to get out of this experience.​
  4. Ask a recommendation letter from a science teacher. He/She can add the letter to your application by creating a «School staff»account.
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