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.

Program Benefits

  • 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.

Applications for the Winter 2024 program have now closed. Applications for the Fall 2024 program will be announced in September 2024.

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Participant Eligibility
  • Must be a current ALES undergraduate student at the University of Alberta
  • There are currently no academic requirements for the mini-internship
Program Overview

Successful applicants will be invited for a 30 minute in-person group-style interview, scheduled around your availability. Interviews are scheduled for January 15 to 17, 2024. Information on scheduling interviews will be sent out after your program application has been received. 

You will be notified via email by January 26, 2024 if you are accepted into the program.

Waivers will be emailed after successful applicants have been notified. The waivers should be completed and submitted by February 14, 2024.

$50, due only if you are successfully matched. Payments should be made by February 14, 2024 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 5, 2024, from 12pm to 1pm. If you cannot make that day, there will be an alternate date on February 6, 2024 from 6pm - 7pm. If you cannot make either of those dates, please let us know in your application.

You may need to pick up coveralls and/or steeled-toed boots before the start of the program. Pick-up time and location will be provided in the program acceptance notification.

The AMIP will run for 3 consecutive days during Winter Reading Week. The dates will be: February 21 - 23, 2024.

At this in-person event, we will celebrate your experience with the program, encourage you to reflect on your next steps, and you will connect with the program donors and hosts. More information on the event date will be provided to participants before the program commences. The Wrap-Up event will be on February 29, 2024.




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