Employer Information about Internship and Work Experience Programs

Co-op and internship programs at the U of A continue to operate and welcome participation and job posting submissions for student recruitment in 2022. All co-op and internships programs at the U of A are making adjustments to ensure the best outcomes for students and employers.

Accessibility Work Experience Program (AWEP)
Further information regarding this program can be found here.
ALES Mini-Internship Program (AMIP)

The ALES Mini-Internship Program matches students with a community-based farm or other Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Science organization for a 3-day workplace visit over Reading Week.

We are currently recruiting farm sites and other Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Science organizations across Alberta to host students.

Hosting students provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Provide new professionals with the support you had (or wished you had) when you first started working.
  • Contribute to the education and development of new professionals in your field.
  • Create awareness about career opportunities in your field.

For interests in becoming a host, contact Frank Robinson at frank.robinson@ualberta.ca.

Arts Work Experience (AWE)

Learn more about the Arts Work Experience (AWE) program.

Call 780-492-3462 or email ArtsWorksCC@ualberta.ca with questions or for assistance in posting an internship opportunity.

Graduate Student Internship Program (GSIP)

The Graduate Student Internship Program (GSIP) facilitates the creation of paid, flexible work experience opportunities for U of A graduate students. Interdisciplinary work placements are available throughout the year, allowing graduate students to strengthen their professional and transferable skills.

The GSIP includes the Sustainability Scholars Program and the Public Service Graduate Internships with the Institute of Public Administration Canada (IPAC), Edmonton Region.

Currently, the GSIP wage-subsidy is not available. GSIP staff are posting employer-funded opportunities on the U of A online job board, and providing support to employers interested in applying for the Mitacs Business Strategy Internship funding to off-set some of the student intern wages.

Graduate student internships through the GSIP are employer-driven and flexible. Applications are ongoing.

Contact Call 780-492-1869 or email GSIP@ualberta.ca with questions or to post an internship opportunity

International Student Summer Employment Program (ISSEP)

Each summer the International Student Summer Employment Program (ISSEP) accepts applications from employers looking to hire a student and have that position supplemented under the ISWEP. Approved positions are reimbursed a wage subsidy of $7.00/hour to a maximum of $4000/position.

Application process and criteria 
Positions must be located within the greater Edmonton, Alberta area. All applications are reviewed and ranked by a selection committee based on a number of factors including quality of work experience, hourly salary, number of weeks and hours per week offered. Employers will be notified of the status of their application(s) in March. Successful applicants will be provided with further recruiting and administrative information.

Applications should include as much detail as possible about the position summary, duties and career-related skill information. Preference may be given to those departments and/or positions that have not received funding in the past.

Call 780-492-3462 or email iswep.questions@ualberta.ca with questions or for assistance in posting an internship opportunity.

Non-Profit Board Student Internship Program (NPBSIP)



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