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Student Internships

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 match you with an employer for a student internship, which is basically a short-term job that gives you hands-on experience. 

You can do this during the school year, or over the summer – no experience necessary! Not sure what kind of internship is right for you? No problem – take the first step by reaching out to us and we will help you through it.

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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 a student internship, which is similar to a paid job.  Student Internships can:

Wondering what opportunities are available?  Scroll down to start exploring your interests and learning about different career paths. Keep in mind, you don’t have to know what you want to do. Reach out by clicking the button belww and the CAREERS team will guide you through it.

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Student Internship Opportunities

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Specialty Programs

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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Student Internship Success Stories

JORDAN MASER

“All of the hands on skills I gained have transferred over to my career. One day, I will own my own home and it is

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LEAH PODOLAS

This has definitely given me a path forward. Just getting out of high school, I didn’t know what I wanted but I’m definitely interested in

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SIENNA RAY

CAREERS helped me get this job and it has shown me that food banks impact our community so much. I realized that I really enjoy

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Students exploring internships in skilled trades may also be eligible to fast track their training through the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) Learn more.