The Alberta Public Service provides opportunities for students and graduates to help them develop valuable workplace skills and build a career through employment with the Alberta Public Service.
All open internships, co-ops and graduate opportunities can be found on the Government of Alberta jobs board.
- Open for current students returning to school
- Short-term (3 to 4 months)
- Open for recent graduates
- Longer-term (6 months to 2 years)
Resume and cover letter
The Applying and Interviewing on Alberta Government Jobs: Tips and Resources document can help with writing a cover letter and resume for student employment opportunities.
Ministries and departments offer employment opportunities that provide current students with the opportunity to:
- learn about the Alberta Public Service
- develop workplace skills
- gain career-related experience
The Alberta Public Service also partners with academic institutions that have work experience and co-operative education programs to host placements for students. These placements provide students with the opportunity to gain career related experience.
Some examples of student employment opportunities include the following.
Areas of experience
Students can gain experience in areas such as:
- administrative support
- grounds/site operations
- human services
- maintenance services
- natural resources
- program services
- systems analysis
- and more
Internships and graduate opportunities
The Alberta Public Service offers graduate entry-level employment and internship opportunities that provide recent post-secondary graduates with:
- hands-on experience putting their education to work
- challenging and rewarding work
- professional development
- networking opportunities
Graduate entry-level employment
The Alberta Public Service offers temporary and permanent entry-level employment in a variety of occupations.
Each ministry and department is responsible for recruiting to their student and graduate opportunities. For more information, contact the ministry or check out current Alberta Public Service job postings.
Internships are paid, temporary employment usually 6 months to 2 years in length and are offered in a variety of occupations. To be eligible, graduates must have completed their relevant program training within the last 2 years.
All open internships can be found on the Government of Alberta jobs board.