Apply for Sustainability Scholars


Sustainability Scholars supports University of Alberta graduate students as they work on applied sustainability research projects with project partners in and around Edmonton. From early May to mid-August, successful applicants work with professional mentors on projects benefiting the sustainability of their host organization and our community. Projects vary in length, from 25-35 hours per week. 

Applications are now closed for 2024.

View Postings – Apply on campusBRIDGE

Application Requirements

You may apply for a maximum of 3 Sustainability Scholars positions, and you will not be able to work more than one position. 

Applications consist of a professional resume (1-2 pages) and a cover letter. We strongly recommend you tailor your cover letter to each position.

After reviewing this year's internship postings, apply for the positions of your choice using the campusBRIDGE job portal.


Masters and PhD students in any discipline may apply. Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled as a graduate student (full-time or part-time) at the University of Alberta, with a last term no earlier than Winter 2024. 
  • Be available to work the advertised number of hours of each posting, attend an orientation session, and publicly present their work at the end of the placement.
    • If the student currently holds another paid position with the University and intends to keep this position while working the Sustainability Scholars position, they may never work more than 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week in both positions combined due to University rules around overtime work. 
    • If you hold another paid position and are interested in Sustainability Scholars, you are encouraged to reach out to Shannon Heaney ( to confirm your eligibility. 
How to Apply

Please follow these guidelines for applying on campusBRIDGE:

  1. Review the short description of each project available here
  2. On campusBRIDGE, log in as a student.
  3. In the navigation menu, select Graduate Student Internship Program (GSIP), then select GSIP Job Postings.
  4. Make a Job Search and under Organization, type "Sustainability Scholars", or input the job ID for the projects you are interested in found next to the short description here.
    1. If searching “Sustainability Scholars”, make sure to check Show all postings regardless of targeted program to ensure you can see the full range of positions.
  5. Review the full job description and requirements for the positions you are interested in. 
  6. Select “Apply” and upload your documents.
    1. Upload a unique cover letter and name it after the position.
    2. Upload a resume.
  7. Select “Create a customized application package”.
    1. Using the dropdown menus, select the appropriate cover letter and resume.
    2. Please name the package in the format "Last-name, first-name, position name"
    3. Submit application
  8. If you are applying for another position, repeat the process
    1. On the page to Create a customized application package, you should select Click if you need to upload a new document. This will allow you to upload a new cover letter, and possibly a different resume too.