This year we have 6 Saddle Lake Cree Nation grade 12 students attending this event. These students are from Kihew Asiniy, Ashmont Secondary School and from the Outreach Program in Saddle Lake. They will be learning about the programs that are available from the U of A, more importantly, the Transition Year Program, application process, Bursaries & Scholarships, Housing, Financial awareness and so much more. The Aboriginal Student Services is now called the First Peoples’ House.
Learn about University of Alberta undergraduate programs, housing, awards, and services
Connect with faculty and service representatives
Meet new people from other high schools and Aboriginal communities
Win great prizes including UAlberta apparel and more!
The Aboriginal Intern Program is a 2 year program open to post secondary graduates who have an interest in working for the Alberta government and possess a good knowledge of Aboriginal initiatives, people, communities, and culture.
The program will offer graduates work experience, professional development, and the opportunity to work with an Aboriginal community partner.
Internships are available in the departments of:
Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour
Innovation and Advanced Education
Treasury Board and Finance
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Chief Medical Officer (Alberta Health)
How does the program work?
Interns will spend the first year working in one of the participating ministries, followed by nine months of working with a community non-government partner, before returning to the ministry for the last 3 months.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited university or college in the last 2 years
Possessing knowledge of Aboriginal initiatives, communities, culture and people is an asset
Where can I find more information about the Alberta Aboriginal Internship Program?