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The Office of Sustainability’s internship program runs every year from mid-August to mid-May. Paid, part-time positions are open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Interns gain real-world, meaningful experience to build relevant qualifications for future careers. The program focuses on developing skills in program development, outreach, leadership, evaluation and communications. Interns become familiar with the University of Alberta’s sustainability initiatives and have the opportunity to conduct sustainability-related research.

Internships are investments in our students

Real world experience: Work in a professional setting and learn how to build a career path in the sustainability and education sectors.

Communications skills: Gain confidence in public speaking and learn a multi-modal approach to public-facing communications.

Networking: Connect with stakeholders across campus, including faculty, staff, undergraduates and graduate students.

Time Management: Interns quickly become multi-tasking wizards. Learn to manage your time effectively by attending meetings, working on a deadline, responding to inquiries, delegating work, and in other ways.

Research: Take the opportunity to conduct original research and/or expand on existing research into sustainable best practices.

Leadership:Plan and execute outreach events, including leading a team of volunteers and colleagues.

Career Foundation: Get an edge in today’s competitive job market. Your internship puts you on a path toward a career before your education is complete, while instilling valuable workplace skills and fostering personal contacts.

Awards/Education: As a part of a student’s educational pathway, Office of Sustainability internships can be added to official co-curricular records.

Applications for 2017 are now closed.

Position Details

Term begins August 14, 2017, with an expected end date of May 18, 2018. Extensions are possible.

Interns must be available up to 10 hours per week, with some flexibility. Typical hours will fall Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend shifts will be required.

Wages start at grade 2, step 1.

Full details are listed on the application.

Employment Equity

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.