About Us

The Government of Alberta offers diverse and rewarding career opportunities for everyone – from individuals beginning their careers to those with lots of experience. Summer employment provides students with the opportunity to learn about our organization, develop workplace skills, and gain career-related experience. For more information about the Government of Alberta, please visit our website at htttp://www.alberta.ca.


If you are a post-secondary student who wants hands-on experience working in a minister’s office in the Alberta Legislature this summer, this challenge is for you. We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals interested in learning how the Alberta government functions at the ministerial level. In these three-month summer internship positions, you will work closely with minister’s office staff to support the minister with his/her daily activities. You will use your strong interpersonal, research, and verbal and written communication skills, as you attend events; assist with briefings and scheduling; respond to telephone enquires; process action requests and work on special projects. Ideal candidates will also have strong computer and organizational skills, the ability to learn quickly, and work well in a team setting. If you have an interest in working for the Alberta Public Service or other government-related fields, this unique position is for you.

During this internship you will have the opportunity to learn how your provincial government works and gain an understanding of public policy development activities through on-the job training and by interacting with staff from many different areas of government.


You are a post-secondary student who has completed at least two years of a program or you have graduated from a post-secondary program within the past year. Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel is also required. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated an interest in public service, government or the political processes through related work, co-op or volunteer experience. Equivalencies will be considered.


$21.82 per hour effective April 1, 2012

Closing Date

March 26, 2012

Job ID: 1010118

Open Competition


We have several positions located in Edmonton and one position located in Calgary. Please indicate which location(s) you are applying for in your application. These are three-month temporary positions from May 22 ? August 24, 2012. Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening.

How to Apply

Apply online at http://www.jobs.alberta.ca. Along with your resume, applicants are required to submit a 500 word Statement of Interest responding to the following questions:

Why do you want to participate in the Alberta Student Ministerial Internship Program?

Why are you a suitable candidate?

How do you envision participating in this internship will impact your career?

Online applications are preferred. If you apply online, please ensure your Statement of Interest and resume are submitted as one file. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Marriam Apdujan, Alberta Executive Council, Human Resources, by email to marriam.apdujan@gov.ab.ca or by fax at 780-422-4168. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.