Qualifications and Application


  • You must be in grade 10, 11 or 12 at the time of application.
  • Applications will be considered from students both inside and outside the Edmonton area, but within the province of Alberta. 
  • This is a paid internship. Some but not all funding will be limited to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • You may apply again, even if you have previously participated in the HIP program.
  • The HIP program will run for 6 weeks starting after Canada Day. You must be able to work weekdays for the entirety of the six weeks indicated. HIP 2023 internship begins Tuesday, July 4 and finishes Friday, Aug 11, 2023. 

How to Apply

HIP Applications Open:                             February 27, 2023 
HIP Applications Deadline:                       April 30, 2023

**If you have already submitted an application and received the confirmation of submission immediately after filling out the google form, you do NOT need to submit again.**

  Apply to HIP Program

Click on Apply to HIP Program to complete the online application form and upload the required supporting documents put together into ONE PDF file.

Required Supporting Documents

Following is the HIP application template:

PAGE 1: Statement of Purpose
  • A one-page document answering the three following questions:
    1. How would you like to use Computing Science in your future career?
    2. What skills, interests, and background experience can you bring to this internship?
    3. What application areas do you want to work on in the future. How do you think computers can be used to solve problems better in these areas. You are encouraged to review existing technologies and suggest what could be improved.
  • Use 1" margins and 12 pt. font.
  1. Summary of courses taken, and average %age obtained in the last term for Grade 10, or last 3 terms for Grade 11.
  2. Awards or special achievements over student career.
  • Copy of Grades/Courses from PowerSchool/SchoolZone Portal.
  • Pictures of certificates and awards.

All the information needs to be put together into ONE PDF file as  LastName-FirstName.pdf

There is no need to include any reference or nomination letters. However, schools of selected applicants could be contacted to verify accuracy of PowerSchool/SchoolZone documents.

This template is downloadable here: HIP application template (PDF)

Applications will not be considered until the online application and supporting documents are all received.

Application Tips

  • Be professional—proofread your application, follow the instructions and submit your application as early as possible.
  • Students with the most experience or highest marks are not always chosen. Supervisors also look for students that have matching interests, a curiosity about the field and that are self-motivated.


Students will be notified of the outcome of their application by email the week of May 8, 2023. 

Good luck!