Information for Students

AWE Requirements

Program Options: 
Arts Work Experience consists of flexible program options for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts that  integrates academic and workplace learning. 

  • Arts Co-op
  • Discipline Specific Internships (Psychology and Planning)

Arts Co-op: 
Arts Co-op is an optional program open to all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts. The program alternates periods of paid full-time employment with academic semesters. Students are able to put the transferable skills they gain in the classroom to work in professional settings for periods of four, eight, 12 or 16 months. If students complete a cumulative total of 12 months of work experience. Work experience terms start in September, January or May each year. 
 
Eligibility: 

To be eligible for the Arts Co-op program, students must*:

  • Be a continuing undergraduate student in a Faculty of Arts degree program (General or Honours)
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.3 GPA)
  • Have completed between *30-105 credits

*Meeting minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee program acceptance. See Co-operative Education (Work Experience) Program complete calendar entry for more details.  

Program contacts:
Amber Nicholson - Career Development Officer, amber.nicholson@ualberta or Laura Kerslake - Work Experience Coordinator, laura.kerslake@ualberta.ca

Discipline Specific Internships:

Faculty of Arts undergraduate students in the Departments of Planning and Psychology may consider applying for Discipline Specific Internships  directly related to those fields of study.

Planning Internship Program: 
Internships are 4, 8 or 12 months in duration and begin in September, January or May. Students who complete a cumulative total of a minimum 8 months of work experience are required to participate in a capstone course (INT D 401) in the semester immediately following completion of their work experience term. Once Planning Internship students have completed INT D 401 they are no longer eligible to apply for further work terms through the Planning Internship Program.

Eligibility: 
To be eligible for the Planning Internship Program, students must have completed: 

  • Third year in the BA Planning Major, specifically HGP 310 and 315 (or equivalent) courses.
  • Have a minimum 2.3 GPA.

See Cooperative Education (Work Experience Route) complete calendar entry for more details. 

Program Contacts:
For questions about the internship program - Amber Nicholson, Career Development Officer, amber.nicholson@ualberta.ca 

For questions about the Planning Program - Nancy Thompson, Planning Program Administrator, nancy.thompson@ualberta.ca

Internship Program in Psychology: 
Internships are 4, 8 or 12 months in duration and begin in September, January or May. Students who complete a cumulative total of a minimum 8 months of work experience are required to participate in a capstone course (INT D 401) in the semester immediately following completion of their work experience term. 

Eligibility:
To be eligible for the Internship Program in Psychology (IPP), students must: 

  • Be enrolled in the BA Honours Psychology Program or BA Program with a Major in Psychology
  • Normally have completed *48-*105 credits, and be in good academic standing with a min 2.3 GPA.
  • Successful completion of the Program requires satisfactory completion of at least 12 months work experience and credit in a capstone course, INT D 401.

See Cooperative Education (Work Experience Route) complete calendar entry for more details. 

Program contact:
Dr. Sandra Ziolkowski, Internship Program Coordinator, Department of Psychology, at sandra.ziolkowski@ualberta.ca