Academic trainee – university


Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

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What is the Desjardins insurance?

Desjardins Insurance is the largest financial cooperative in North America and an institution that has been involved in the development of modern Quebec for over 120 years. With more than 48,000 talents, Desjardins is an ocean of expertise and possibilities that allows each person to reach their full potential.

Desjardins is also a company that is close to the values of the younger generation: a social impact fund of more than $100 million for women and young people in developing countries, a carbon neutral company since 2017, investment products that are 100% free of oil and gas investments… the list is long! Let’s also mention the Youth Advisory Committee, made up of 12 people between the ages of 18 and 30 who are consulted on all of Desjardins’ major decisions.

Your team

You will be part of an agile, self-managed team made up of a dozen interns from various Montreal universities with a wide variety of profiles and skills. For example, past teams have co-created a virtual reality application to visit Desjardins’ offices, a video game to educate young people about saving money, and even a blockchain-based solution to recognize their colleagues’ good deeds!

Your role will be to bring UX expertise to your team: user needs, information architectures, design thinking, Ux research, personas, usability, interaction design and experience maps… These are all exciting topics that you will master at the end of your experience at Desjardins. Don’t worry, a team of experts in these fields will accompany you and help you improve your skills from the beginning to the end of your internship.

General Information on the Position

Other Working Conditions

  • Workplace: Currently regular telework because of the pandemic. Position located in Montreal. The work arrangement for the position is hybrid work
  • Temporary work: scheduled to end on August 15, 2022
  • Number of job available : 1


  • This internship will be recognized by your educational institution toward earning a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in a relevant discipline

For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Desjardins Cross-sector Skills

Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

Key competencies for the job

Work Location

2050, rue de Bleury Montréal

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Job Family

Trainee (FG)

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