ALES Mini-Internship Program

The ALES Mini-Internship Program (AMIP) offers a unique opportunity for students to get first-hand learning experience on careers in agriculture, life, and environmental sciences. Twice a year during the Fall and Winter reading weeks, this program matches students with an industry specific organization for a visit and volunteer work.


  • Gain hands-on experience in the animal science industry.
  • Test a career option you’re interested in before you make a commitment to pursue it. 
  • Make connections and build relationships with a wide range of people to build your professional network.
  • Hear about opportunities (some with funding) to get the most out of your education through studying abroad, volunteering, or getting paid to work.
  • Receive a certificate of attendance to add to your resume.

Registration for the fall 2023 AMIP will open in mid-to-late September. More information will be updated at the beginning of the semester.


Participant Eligibility
  • Must be a current student at the University of Alberta
  • If the program is offered virtually, the following requirements will be waived: must be enrolled in, or have previously completed Animal Science (AN SC) 101 (previously Animal Science 200), or have previously participated in the mini-internship
  • There are currently no academic requirements for mini-internships outside of Animal Science
Program Requirements

Please note that attendance will be taken at all sessions.

Successful applicants will be invited for a 30 minute group-style interview, scheduled around your availability. Interviews are scheduled from February 6 to 10, 2023. Information on scheduling interviews will be sent out after your program application has been received. 

You will be notified via email by February 13, 2023 if you are accepted into the program.

$50, due only if you are successfully matched. Payments should be made by February 17, 2023 and done through the online store on campusBRIDGE. Information on how to pay will be provided in the program acceptance notification

If you are successfully matched, you must participate in the mandatory program orientation on February 14, 2023, from 12pm to 1pm. If you cannot make that day, there will be an alternate date on February 15, 2023, from 6pm - 7pm. If you cannot make either of those dates, please let us know. 

You will need to pick up your coveralls before the start of the program. Pick-up time and location will be provided in the program acceptance notification.

Tentatively for the end of February 2023. More information will be provided to participants. At this event, we will celebrate your experience with the program and encourage you to reflect on your next steps!




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