Edmonton Internships 2019


A unique opportunity for Grade 11/12 students to experience scientific research at a University of Alberta academic lab for five days over spring break. You will be mentored by a graduate student, who will help you learn and engage in cutting edge research through shadowing lab personnel, attending lab meetings and seminars. Participants will be introduced to lab techniques and state-of-the-art equipment specific to the project. This program allows you to explore careers in research, be immersed in the process of scientific inquiry, and ask lots of questions about their paths to this field and this research. 


Project Description




In addition to the opportunity to conduct novel research through the internship program, we have started a new initiative to complement this research program that enables our interns to publish their own scientific manuscripts to the STEM Fellowship Journal (SFJ). The SFJ is an open access peer-reviewed journal supported by Canadian Science Publishing and the National Research Council. More specifically, our interns will be given the opportunity to write a literature review on the topic they researched on throughout the course of the program. Interns will be offered guidance throughout the whole process, both by the branch executives during the initial manuscript writing stage, and the SFJ editors upon submission of their literature reviews. All interested interns will have the opportunity to publish their work, the author of the top literature review among all internships programs in Canada will be awarded with a free publication (sponsored by the SFJ).


  • Must be enrolled in a Canadian high school in grade 11 or 12
  • Must demonstrate an interest in STEM research
  • Must complete application form and submit all required documentation prior to the deadline


Approximately 50% of available spots will be reserved for high school students that self-identify as coming from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields.

Students from the following backgrounds qualify under the underrepresented student category:

  • Indigenous or of Indigenous ancestry
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • Rural students
  • New immigrants
  • Refugees
  • Other


Contact Program Lead: Jianyin Liu