Experiential Learning, Internships and Careers

ALES Internship

  • Offered to students in all ALES programs

The Science Internship Program invites Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) students to apply knowledge gained in academic studies to the workplace through a full time, paid 4, 8, 12 or 16 month internship experience. 

ALES Mini Internship Program

  • Offered to students in all ALES programs

The ALES Mini-Internship Program matches students with an agriculture, life or environmental sciences business or organization for a 3-day workplace visit over Reading Week.  

Human Ecology Practicum

  • Requirement for students in Human Ecology

The Human Ecology Practicum formally integrates a student's academic study with work experience in cooperating community organizations and agencies. Through the 200-hour field placement, students gain hands-on knowledge and skills under the guidance of a practicing professional.

Field School

  • Requirement for students in Forestry & ENCS

The Department of Renewable Resources offers experiential field opportunities to learn field skills in a variety of areas and to help solve current and future landscape management issues.

Business Co-op

  • Offered to students who are in Business Management Programs (Ag/Food, Forest, Fashion)

Students in Agricultural/Food Business Management, Forest Business Management  or Fashion Business Management programs are eligible for the Alberta School of Business Co-op Program, which allows them to engage in 12 months of full-time work experience before graduating.

Dietetic Internship

  • Requirement for students in the Dietetics Specialization 

Students in the Dietetics Specialization participate in professional practice or field experiences in various community settings, such as hospitals, foodservice operations, schools, and community agencies/clinics. These placements fulfill part of the requirements to qualify as a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Alberta.

Many of our graduates qualify for professional designations, making ALES grads even more competitive in the employment market. Many offer free student memberships!

Professional Accreditation

The university’s resource for career exploration helps U of A students, postdocs and alumni develop the skills and experience to successfully manage their careers.

Career Centre

Postings are open to all current students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni. New jobs from local, national, and international employers are posted daily.

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