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The Science Internship Program offers students in the Faculty of Science the opportunity to participate in 8 to 16 consecutive months of work experience.  Work must be full time and paid. Internship is an academic program, successful completion of this program leads to the Science Internship Designation, which appears on your academic transcript and degree parchment.

Application and Admission Information

The application for the Science Internship Program is available through CareerLink starting in January. The deadline to apply is February 1st. Admission decisions are released in March and students are eligible to start their work terms in May.

To be eligible for admission, students must have:

  • completed 60 units by the end of the fall semester
  • a minimum 9 degree required units remaining after the Winter semester
  • met the required 2.70 GPA, calculated on the most recent 30 units as of February 1st
  • a basic resume and cover letter – these should be basic starting points that we will help you build off of and improve. For more information please see the questions below.

For more information please attend for one of our Information Sessions or watch the video below. Register at https://event.webinarjam.com/register/36/yvzo8fqz

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Science Internship Information Sessions

Interested in joining the Faculty of Science Internship Program? Attend an information session to have your questions answered.

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No. The Science Internship Program requires a student to complete 8-16 consecutive months of work experience in addition to your academic requirements. Since it does not fulfill any existing course requirements, completing an internship will typically add 8-16 months to a student’s degree program.

Schedule an appointment with a Program Advisor in the Undergraduate Science Centre to discuss how to fit the Science Internship Program into your degree and how it may affect your course progression.

Being enrolled in the Science Internship Program allows you to apply your knowledge and skills, gain a competitive edge through real industry experience, develop your networks, discover career options, and earn a full time salary. The Science Internship Program will be reflected on your transcript and parchment as the Science Internship Designation. For every four month work term, a student will be enrolled in an INTE course which allows the student to be recognized by the university as a full time student, even though they are not taking any academic courses. Being recognized as a full time student allows student rates to be applied to UPass, student loans, housing etc.

Students must return from their work terms on an academic term. In order to be eligible for admission and to participate in a work term, students must have at least 9 required units remaining in their degree.

Students admitted to the Science Internship Program are required to pay a $50 admission fee. Course fees are assessed for each course at the time the INTE course is registered. The cost of a four month work term is available in the fees schedule in the University of Calgary Calendar.

A resume and cover letter are the basic tools you need to have to apply for jobs. For the Science Internship Program Application, we require you to write a basic resume and cover letter, targeted to being admitted to the Internship Program. University of Calgary Career Services office offers a wealth of online and in person resources for creating both a resume and cover letter. Once you are admitted to the Science Internship Program, you will have access to a number of exclusive workshops including how to improve your resume and cover letter, interview skills and networking. A good place to start are the following videos created by Career Services.