Adaptation Resilience Training

Are you looking for work experience in the field of climate change adaptation? How about work experience in your field?

With the Adaptation Resilience Training (ART) program, you can gain experience applying the skills you’ve gained through your post-secondary education, while also contributing to Alberta’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Participants in the ART program, called Project Assistants (or PAs), will work full-time with a host organization in Alberta for 8 months on a project which is contributing to climate change adaptation.The ART program is open to both current students, and recent graduates, from accredited post-secondary institutions in Alberta. From both undergraduate and graduate programs. Recent graduates for this year are defined as having graduated after May 2020. 

For the 2022-23 ART program cohort, we have 26 positions available with organizations across the province. These positions are not limited to applicants with a background in environmental sciences, we encourage everyone to look at the projects and see which they are qualified for! 

Participants in this program will: 

  • Access in-depth learning on how climate change will impact Albert
  • Connect with a community of young professionals in your field
  • Gain experience in a flexible, collaborative work environment
  • Engage with diverse perspectives from across the province
How to Apply

This document contains a brief description of the 26 different positions we have available this year with organizations across the province. Beside each description is a link to the CampusBridge job board and a job ID number for that position. The full description for each position is only available on CampusBridge.

  1. Step one: review this document and find the positions which are interesting to you 
  2. Step two: click on the link to open the Student/Alumni job board on CampusBridge
  3. Step three: input the job ID for the position you’re interested in the search bar on the right-hand side, underneath where it says “Enter the job ID you are searching for”
  4. Read more about the position, and apply through the job posting directly

Note: A couple job links are missing in the document above, those will be updated by Monday, August 15. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please reach out to Justis Allard-Hagan at

The Adaptation Resilience Training is a cost-shared initiative supported by Natural Resources Canada’s Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program and Alberta Environment and Parks.

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The program is administered by the University of Alberta's Sustainability Council and Associated Engineering.

The first and second cohorts of Adaptation Resilience Training work placements ran between 2020–22. Recent graduates from the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Lethbridge University and Olds College developed the inaugural training materials and contributed to organizations across the province.

Browse past final reports