Internships and Careers

ALES Internship

The Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) Internship Program provides U of A students with an excellent opportunity to apply knowledge gained in academic studies to the workplace through a full time, paid 4, 8, 12 or 16 month internship experience.

Professional Accreditation

Many of our graduates qualify for professional designations. This qualification or membership in professional organizations combined with your ALES degree makes you even more competitive in the employment market. Many have student memberships for free!

ALES Mini-Internship Program

The ALES Mini-Internship Program matches students with a community-based farm or other ALES-related organization for a 3-day workplace visit over Reading Week.  This program is currently suspended to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. 

Business Co-op

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.

Human Ecology Practicum

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.

Dietetic Internship

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.

Career Centre

Check out the University’s fantastic resource for career exploration.

Job Postings

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