ALBERTA HOSTS / INDUSTRY
The Alberta-Saxony Internship Program offers you a great way to meet short term staffing needs with talented individuals. This unique opportunity allows your organization to host a German student for normally three – six months. Sometimes internship placements can be longer (maximum up to 1 year), if both student and host organization come to an agreement. These work experience opportunities play an essential role in students' professional development and give them critical life and professional skills.
In addition to a work placement, the ASiiA office in Alberta will support students in finding short-term accommodation and will provide them with an orientation and intercultural activities throughout their stay in Alberta. Internship students are in their third, fourth, or final year of an undergraduate-level program, new graduates, or in a Masters or PhD program. They come from diverse backgrounds including engineering, international relations, life and physical sciences, arts, or applied programs.
Qualification of Prospective Interns
- 3rd or 4th year students, or recent graduates (they will have completed 3 full-time terms at their German institution)
- Good academic standing
- Good English language skills
- Work placements are normally three to six months.
- Internship opportunities can be submitted at any time of the year. However, position start dates are generally set to begin in January,
May, or September in order to avoid large breaks between internship completion and the following semester's classes.
Internships are normally paid. The Interns are paid at industry standard rates for a trainee or co-op position. As an internship employer, your responsibilities are no different than hiring any temporary employee.
The Education Abroad Program at the University of Alberta will monitor progress of the German intern in your company and will follow up with the supervisor during and after the work term to ensure your satisfaction with the intern.
Alberta-Saxony participants come prepared with health insurance and personal liability insurance.
The organization is not required to secure valid work permits for the German intern. Interns receive assistance from the Alberta-Saxony Internship Coordinators in Alberta and Saxony. Only effort would be an 10-15 minutes online application for an LMIA number, which the students need for their visa application. Information on that will be provided, once the company agrees on the internship.