Internship and Work Experience Programs

Animal Science Mini-Internship Program

The Animal Science Mini-Internship program matches students with a community-based farm for a 3-day workplace visit over reading week. The program runs twice a year, during both fall and winter reading weeks. During this time students have the opportunity to observe, ask questions, and get their hands dirty!

Program Dates

Fall Reading Week: November 14 - 16, 2018
Winter Reading Week:
February 20 - 22, 2019


The Animal Science Mini-Internship can help you:

  • Become more aware of your potential career options within the animal science industry.
  • Learn how to apply your education, training and/or experience.
  • Test a career option before making a commitment to pursue it.
  • Make useful connections to develop your professional network.
  • Gain hands-on experience in the animal science industry.


  • Must be a current undergraduate student at the University of Alberta
  • Must be enrolled in, or have previously completed Animal Science (AN SC) 200 , or have previously participated in the mini-internship

Student Requirements 

Students selected into the program must:

  • Pay a $50 program fee, due only if you are successfully matched.
  • Attend the program orientation. Two orientations are scheduled and you can select which you will attend if selected for the program. 
    • Thursday, February 8 from 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. in 2-100 SUB
    • Friday, February 9 from 12:00 - 12:50 p.m. in 2-100 SUB
    • Friday, February 9 from 4:00 - 4:50 p.m. in 2-100 SUB
  • Attend the program wrap-up: We host a wrap-up event after the program to discuss the program and encourage you to reflect on your experiences. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Application Deadline

Applications will open in late September for fall reading week and early January for winter reading week.


We are currently recruiting farm sites from around Alberta to host students. Each host site will welcome a minimum of 2 students for 3 days over the fall or winter reading week.

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 animal sciences. 

If you are interested in being a host, please contact Frank Robinson at