Overview

The Alberta Public Service provides opportunities for recent graduates to help them develop valuable workplace skills and build a career through:

  • graduate entry-level employment
  • internships

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 department Human Resource offices or check out current Alberta Public Service job postings.

Internships

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.

Alberta Indigenous Internship Program (AIIP)

Through AIIP, you will help build government to community-based relationships while gaining valuable work experience. This Program will help you launch your career and give you the skills to be successful in the Alberta Public Service.

To see Indigenous interns discuss their experiences in the program, see our video on the Alberta Indigenous Internship Program.

Objectives

  • Increase Indigenous participation in Alberta‚Äôs economy and workforce.
  • Provide tangible learning, work experience and professional development for interns.
  • Facilitate cultural exchange and build relationships among government, Indigenous people and other stakeholders.

Placement details

The AIIP is a 2-year program involving various Government of Alberta ministries and a community partner that is an Indigenous organization or one which provides programs and services to Indigenous people.

Qualifications

You must be a recent graduate (within the last 2 years) from an accredited university or college.

How to apply

Applications are accepted once the positions have been advertised on the Alberta Public Service jobs website.

Contact

Fran Hyndman
Manager of the Alberta Indigenous Intern Program
Phone: 780-427-8408
Email: fran.hyndman@gov.ab.ca

Alberta Public Service Policy Internship Program

Objectives

The 2-year Alberta Public Service Policy Internship is a unique government-wide program that provides recent post-secondary graduates with the opportunity to rotate through two placements that will allow you to:

  • work on public policy initiatives that impact Albertans
  • prepare for a future career in public policy by further developing the competencies required of a policy professional in the Alberta Public Service
  • increase your understanding of how government works and its policy development cycle
  • gain valuable work experience, expand your perspective and build your professional network through learning and development opportunities such as a formal mentoring program

Placement details

  • Internships are 2 years in length with 2, one-year department work placements. Throughout these placements, you will develop your knowledge and skills in public policy.
  • Public policy is an area that is applicable to so many specialties and disciplines. Your interests, background and skills will be matched with department placements where possible so that you can work in the field of your choice.

Qualifications

You must be a recent graduate from a post-secondary institution (within the last 2 years) with a related degree.

Duties

  • Department placements will give you experience in the various stages of policy development including:
    • environmental scanning
    • issues identification
    • research/analysis
    • options development and much more

Developmental activities

  • You will participate in a variety of learning and development opportunities including:
    • an orientation session
    • knowledge and skill-building sessions
    • mentoring activities
    • networking opportunities to share experiences with other Policy Interns and policy professionals throughout government

How to apply

Applications are accepted once the positions have been advertised on the Alberta Public Service jobs website.

Watch for a job ad each January. Successful applicants start their internships in May.

Contact

Email: apspolicyinternship@gov.ab.ca

Public Service Commission
Peace Hills Trust Tower
10011 - 109 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3S8

Disabilities Internship Program

The Disabilities Internship Program offers a paid work experience to recent graduates interested in joining the Alberta Public Service.

Contact

You can ask a question or send a message about jobs with the Alberta Public Service using the form below.

If you have already applied on a job posting and have questions about your application, you can contact the Human Resources contact referenced in the job posting or the Public Service Commission (PSC) Talent Acquisition and Mobility Services at psc.tamservices@gov.ab.ca.

Only those inquiries that include an email address will receive a response.

All fields are required unless otherwise indicated.

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Your information is collected under the authority of section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, you can contact Talent Acquisition, Public Service Commission at JobBoard@gov.ab.ca.