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. The AMIP also provides engaging virtual presentations from agricultural producers from around the world.


  • 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.

The AMIP will be occurring in-person from November 7 to November 9, 2022.  

Space is limited, so please register early! Applications will be open from September 14 to October 7, 2022.

To register, please complete and submit your online application.

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Participant Eligibility
  • Must be a current undergraduate student at the University of Alberta
  • As the program is offered virtually, the following requirements are 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.

INTERVIEWS: Successful applicants will be invited for a 30 minute interview, scheduled around your availability. Interviews are scheduled from October 12 to 14, and October 27, 2022.

PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE: You will be notified by October 31, 2022 if you are accepted into the program.

PROGRAM FEES: $50, due only if you are successfully matched. Payments can be made through campusBRIDGE. Information on how to pay will be provided in the program acceptance notification. 

ORIENTATION: You must participate in the mandatory program orientation on November 2, 2022, from 6pm to 7pm if you are successfully matched. If you cannot make that day, there will be an alternate date on November 3, 2022, from 2pm to 3pm. If you cannot make either of those dates, please let us know. 

COVERALL PICK-UP: 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.

PROGRAM WRAP-UP: Tentatively for November 16, 2022. At this event, we will celebrate your experience with the program and encourage you to reflect on your next steps!



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