To participate in the Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) and receive a $1000 at the end of your SCiP internship, you must meet the following requirements. Before you apply for an internship, please carefully review the eligibility criteria to confirm that you qualify for SCiP.
NOTE: If you do not qualify but complete a SCiP internship anyway, the $1000 bursary will not be awarded.
- You must be a post-secondary student living in Alberta.
- You must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or an international student with appropriate authorization as may be required from Citizenship and Immigration Canada to participate in SCiP. Currently, this is a valid study permit. (Up to 10% of SCiP internships can be filled by international students.)
- You must be currently enrolled at one of the 26 publicly-funded post-secondary institutions in Alberta.
- You must be a part time or full time certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student at an eligible. Non-credit, upgrading, or continuing education students do not qualify.
- You must be registered in and attending at least one class at an institution during the academic year in which you begin your internship (August 1st – July 31st) and you must be able to provide proof of enrollment indicating this. Please note, an acceptance letter, either conditional or full, either conditional or full, from a post-secondary institution does not qualify you for the program until you have begun attending at least one class.
- You are only able to receive one SCiP bursary per academic year (August 1st – July 31st).
- You may not receive compensation other than the SCiP bursary for a SCiP internship. This includes a wage or honorarium.
- You may not use a SCiP internship to meet an academic requirement or receive school credit. This includes using a SCiP internship for a course placement or practicum.
In order for an internship to qualify for a bursary, all internships must be approved by SCiP and be submitted by an eligible nonprofit organization.