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  • Locations: Montreal, Canada
  • Program Terms: RIIERP, RIIERP 2016, S1 Melb (Feb-Jun), S2 Melb (Jul-Nov)
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

    All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.
Dates / Deadlines:

Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Any compatible discipline Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction at host institution: English Program type: Global Work
About your Experience
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Polytechnic Montreal Summer Research Internship

This is a unique opportunity for students to work in laboratories at the cutting edge of technology and within an institution that is ranked among the top 3 Canadian Universities in terms of research intensity in the field of Engineering. Each year, Polytechnic's research unites welcome more than 250 students from other universities wishing to put into practice the technical and scientific knowledge acquired in their studies. The research conducted is supervised by a professor of Polytechnic and is always related to needs expressed by society or companies and can be made in laboratories or in situ.

Placements are four months long and usually take place between:
  • Summer Program: May to September 2019
For a full list of available research projects for the Summer program: 2019 Polytechnic Montreal Summer Research Internship Programs
Students must meet all the following criteria in order to be eligible for this program:
  • Be enrolled at RMIT university
  • Completed at least two years of an engineering undergraduate program or one year of a postgraduate program (Masters or PhD)
  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Be fluent in French or in English (no proficiency test required)
  • Meet the any specific skill sets required by the supervisor.
Academic Credit:
All students participating in this program will be required to enrol into one of the following course codes:
  • MIET2066 - International Industry Experience 2 (Undergraduate)
  • MIET2084 - International Industry Experience 2 (Postgraduate)
Both courses are worth 24 credit points and may be counted towards your degree. If you would like the course to be credited towards WIL, electives or core courses, please confirm this with your program coordinator. 

Program Cost:
Students will need to cover the following costs:
  • RMIT Tuition Fees
  • Airfare
  • Host Country Visa
  • Accommodation
  • General living expenses
Travel Insurance
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances.
For more detailed information, please refer here.

Application Process:
1. Apply and submit the following items (below) for this program using the "Apply Now/Register" button before Sunday 6 January 2019.

(a) Completed 2019 Polytechnic Montreal Summer Research Internship Program Application Form
(b) Curriculum vitae (CV)
(c) Proof of full-time enrolment at RMIT - This letter must come from your RMIT Program Manager/Coordinator, on official letter head, to confirm;
  • You are currently enrolled in a full-time program at RMIT.
  • You will continue to be enrolled upon your return after your research project.
  • You will gain credit in MIET2066/MIET2084 (24 credit points) or credit into a specified WIL, elective(s) or core course(s), if accepted into the program and at the completion of the research project at Polytechnic Montreal.
(d) Letter of motivation including the following information (if you have selected 2 research projects, provide a letter of motivation for each project):
  • Explanations of your interest in working in the selected project
  • Your skills in respect to the project;
(e) Most recent academic transcript (a copy from Enrolment Online will suffice)

Please upload the above documents in Mobi;
(d) to Questionnaires > 2. Short Term Mobility: General Information > 1. Statement of Purpose 
(e) to Questionnaires > 2. Short Term Mobility: General Information > 4. Academic History  
(a), (b), and (c) to Questionnaires > 2. Short Term Mobility: General Information > 5. Additional Supporting Documents

2. Applications will be assessed by RMIT Global Experience Office before Tuesday 15 January 2019. Ten (10) applicants will be shortlisted and nominated to Polytechnic Montreal and notified of their next steps.

3. Polytechnic Montreal will confirm and select candidates in February 2019. This includes information and steps regarding an 'Offer of Employment to a Foreign National Exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)' or a 'Work Permit Exemption' based on your citizenship status and research program length.

Important notes:
  1. Your application should be treated as though you are applying for a job. Your Letter of Motivation and CV should be presented in a highly professional manner. Please refer to the Careers Toolkit for advice on how to write a winning job application. 
  2. To enhance your chance to be selected, you are recommended to choose 2 research projects. It can be 2 research projects from the brochure or 1 research project from the brochure and 1 supervisor from the Directory of Experts.  

2019 Funding:
Summer Program - One (1) outstanding RMIT student may receive a scholarship available provided by Poly Montreal. Scholarships are CAD$1,000 per month up to four months. 

There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

For queries related to credits/academics including whether you can use this research internship to meet the industry work experience requirement of your academic program, please contact your RMIT Academic Program Manager.

For all other queries, please contact Adam at


Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.