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If you want to make some money, earn high school credits, and try out some of Alberta’s most in-demand careers, then you’ve come to the right place. CAREERS will help you explore your interests, then match you with an employer for an internship, which is basically a short-term job that gives you hands-on experience. Maybe you’ll love it, maybe you won’t, but either way, you’ll learn more about what you want to do with your future and make some spending money in the process.

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CAREERS has a wide range of internship opportunities including:

Skilled Trades Internships & Apprenticeships

CAREERS supports skilled trades internships by recruiting employers who can provide quality hands-on experience in building, industrial, metal, piping, electrical, service, and motor-related trades. These employers range from small service businesses to global companies in sectors such as forestry, energy, fabrication, construction, and agriculture. CAREERS then works with high school off-campus coordinators, matching suitable students to available employers.
Students can explore over 50 skilled trades and may also be eligible to begin their apprenticeship training through the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

Learn more about these Internships Opportunities in our Internship Database.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Internships

ICT is a broad industry that covers any product or service that will store, manipulate, transmit, or receive information electronically cutting across almost every industry.

CAREERS has six focus areas for high school internships: business marketing, digital design, software development, infrastructure, information systems, and data security.

Learn more about these Internships Opportunities in our Internship Database.

Forestry Internships and Education

Forestry provides thousands of jobs across the country. CAREERS’ collaboration with Inside Education and Work Wild in the Forestry Futures Alliance, together with community stakeholders, increases student awareness of the industry and sustainable management practices.

Learn more about these Internships Opportunities in our Internship Database.

Agriculture Internships

Agriculture internships allow students to experience one of the largest industries in Canada. The agriculture and food sector are at the leading edge of research and innovation to address global challenges.

Careers in agriculture and food are incredibly diverse and are not restricted to only farm experiences. Opportunities may include learning about plant systems while working in nurseries, about animal health while assisting in veterinary clinics, about technology while installing and maintaining robotics systems on farms, about crop production while participating in state-of-the art agriculture research and innovation, and so much more. 

Learn more about these Internships Opportunities in our Internship Database.

Energy Internships and Dual Credit Programs

Energy occupations highlighted in this area range from operating and maintaining oil and gas operations to working on new solar or wind energy sites.

Two high school dual credit opportunities provide college-based theory courses followed by workplace hours. Theory is put into practice with internships in 4th Class Power Engineering (PE), available across the province, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), available in Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. PE interns gain knowledge needed to maintain and operate boiler systems, while NDT interns learn the foundation of piping inspection.

Learn more about these Internships Opportunities in our Internship Database.

Health Internships

Health internships give students in grade 11 the opportunity to experience one of over 200 health occupations through a six-to-eight-week summer internship or a part-time internship through one semester of the school year.
Students get real life experience in a healthcare field, such as allied health, dental health, administration, health promotion, medical technology, or patient support.

Learn more about these Internships Opportunities through CAREERS Internship Database.

If you’ve recently graduated, check out CAREERS Post high school opportunities here.

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Student Internships

CAREERS works in partnership with schools to connect students with employers to try out a variety of different careers.  It’s called an internship, which is similar to a paid job.  Internships can:

Wondering what opportunities are available?  Start here by exploring your interests and learning about different career paths.

2021 STATS

The majority of CAREERS placed students saw improvements in their ability to problem solve, deal with different types of people, manage their time and cope with stress as a result of their program experience. *

*Advanis Survey, 2020

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of CAREERS placed students are likely to recommend the experience to other youth. *

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Over 90% of CAREERS placed students found the experience helpful. *

EMPOWERING DIVERSITY

Young Women in Trades and Technologies

Learn more about our Young Women in Trades and Technologies Initiative. YWITT provides mentorship through hands-on workshops, camps, and virtual events that showcase the range of opportunities available for female-identifying youth within the skilled trades and technologies

Indigenous Youth Internship Program

Explore opportunities and find support through Indigenous Youth Internship Program. The Indigenous Youth Internship Program is a CAREERS initiative designed to increase equity and access for Indigenous youth to education and employment opportunities.

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If interested in a paid internship in the skilled trades, you may also be able to earn hours towards your journeyman certification through the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

Have a conversation with the Off Campus Coordinator at your school and reach out to CAREERS!  Connecting students with employers is our specialty!

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