Information for Students

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

How to Apply: 

To apply to Arts Work Experience, fill out an application in campusBRIDGE. Login under the "students" menu using your CCID and password. Once in, click "Arts Work Experience (AWE)" in the left hand navigation menu to be directed to the AWE application. *If you have any issues accessing campusBRIDGE please contact artsworkexperience@ualberta.ca

You will be required to submit three documents:

  • Statement of interest that includes the following: a description of why you want to participate in an AWE program option, and how you anticipate that it may impact your future career goals; the career, industry or employment sector(s) that you are most interested in; and the skills that you hope to develop during your work experience term(s). Please include your anticipated start date (September, January, or May) and the length of work term you hope to participate in (4, 8, 12, or 16 months). Your statement of interest should be a maximum of one page (single spaced). 
  • A copy of your resumé
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript (downloaded from BearTracks)
    Book an intake meeting with Arts Co-op Staff: 

After you have submitted your application, please email artsworkexperience@ualberta.ca to set-up an intake meeting with a Work Experience Coordinator. Please indicate your program of study (e.g. English, Psychology, Planning etc.) and 3 meeting times that work best with your schedule. The intake meeting should take approximately half an hour to complete. The purpose of the meeting is for you to learn more about work experience and for us to learn more about your employment interests and skill development goals.