What’s the payoff?
Turns out, it’s a lot.
- Work experience for your resume
- Community connections and a professional network for your job hunt
- The good feeling you get from helping to grow your community
- A $1000 bursary, awarded by Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education
To be eligible for SCiP, you must have attended one of the 26 publicly-funded post-secondary institutions in Alberta in the academic year in which your internship starts.
As a SCiP intern, you will be meaningfully involved in the creation, implementation, or management of an initiative or program, gaining first-hand experience of the work done by the nonprofit/voluntary sector.
What current SCiP students say about their internships:
“I learned new skills that I can bring forward into any employment sector. My organization treated me with respect, and I felt productive and that I made a positive difference.”
“I learned a lot during my internship and gained valuable experience. Overall, I think completing the internship was worthwhile, as it will open the door to future career opportunities.”
“Valuable addition to the resume. A great cross over between volunteering and working. Easy to land a position because there aren’t as many requirements as there are for a job.”
“I’m actually applying skills/concepts/methods that I learned in some of my courses, and the experience in an office setting will prove to be invaluable as I pursue career opportunities that may take place in a similar setting.”