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Get invaluable work experience and earn credits towards your degree!

A unique feature of our ENVS degree program is the 13-week internship, normally taken in the summer between year 3 and 4. With the ENVS Internship Coordinator's assistance, students will secure suitable employment in the environmental sector according to their areas of interest and chosen concentration of study. Read stories and descriptions of our most recent work-experience interns below. 

Sean Adams (English concentration)

Sean Adams (English concentration)

Posted on: Mar 28, 2017

Sean Adams worked as a Seasonal Conservation Officer/Park Ranger at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park. His main responsibilities were to patrol and ensure the protection of the park and its users through…

Monika Behnke (Sociology concentration)

Monika Behnke (Sociology concentration)

Posted on: Mar 28, 2017

Monika worked for Hidden River Environmental Management (HREM) and Balanced Ecological Management (BEM) in Terrace, BC. Primarily working with HREM, she was involved in many different tasks,  including…

Kathryn Binnema (Economics and Politics concentration)

Kathryn Binnema (Economics and Politics concentration)

Posted on: Mar 28, 2017

Kathryn worked for the Meteorological Service of Canada as a weather technician on Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Each day she prepared, released and oversaw the daily weather balloons, and participated in…

Matt Clayton (Biology concentration)

Matt Clayton (Biology concentration)

Posted on: Mar 28, 2017

For his internship, Matt Clayton worked alongside Kenton Veldman at Environment Canada under the Canadian Wildlife Services branch as an assistant wildlife technician dealing particularly with waterfowl.…

Kara Letain (Sociology concentration)

Kara Letain (Sociology concentration)

Posted on: Mar 28, 2017

Kara, an ENVS student with a concentration in Sociology, worked for Norwex Canada, an environmental direct sales company. Splitting her time between a small city named Dauphin, located in Manitoba, and…

Brendan Middel (Biology concentration)

Brendan Middel (Biology concentration)

Posted on: Mar 28, 2017

Brendan Middel (ENVS Biology) worked as a Research Technician under a University of Alberta Masters student and a team of two other King’s students. They were collecting data on the regeneration of…

Jason Vanwyk (Social Science concentration)

Jason Vanwyk (Social Science concentration)

Posted on: Mar 28, 2017

Jason worked for the Pigeon Lake Watershed Association (PLWA) for the  summer months, where he assisted PLWA’s efforts in  promoting healthy lake practices.  He lived in this small lake community…

Kenton Veldman (Sociology concentration)

Kenton Veldman (Sociology concentration)

Posted on: Mar 28, 2017

Kenton worked for Environment Canada for his internship, through the branch of the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS). His job consisted of waterfowl surveys, data tabulation and duck banding. Being an outdoors…

Justin Wagenaar (Biology concentration)

Justin Wagenaar (Biology concentration)

Posted on: Mar 28, 2017

Justin spent his summer working for Environment and Climate Change Canada as an Upper Air Technician in Alert, Nunavut. Alert is the worlds most northern permanently inhabited settlement, and is a Canadian…

Miranda Tuininga

Posted on: Dec 07, 2016

Miranda worked for DWB Consulting, based out of Prince George BC and servicing BC’s northern forests.  Amidst the swarms of bugs, she put on her bug hat and chest waders, a 30 pound vest and 60 pound…

Michael Stone

Posted on: Dec 07, 2016

This summer Mike worked for ACE Vegetation Control Services Ltd. based out of Nisku, AB. Their services include weed spraying, mowing, and brushing for the oil and gas industry. He was stationed in northern…

Karyn Roseboom

Posted on: Dec 07, 2016

This summer Karyn worked at Fortec Consulting (Forestry consulting   company) based out of Terrace BC.  Karyn worked primarily in other areas of BC including Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd and Anahim Lake. …

Carmen Noble

Posted on: Dec 07, 2016

Carmen’s summer internship was spent at Andrukow Group Solutions Incorporated located in Provost, AB.  Andrukow Group is an agribusiness inputs company. They supply products and services such as fertilizer,…

Daniel Knop

Posted on: Dec 07, 2016

Daniel worked a student wildlife technician with the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) this summer, primarily working with waterfowl. He did three distinct jobs over the summer starting with the annual…

Samantha Flasha

Posted on: Dec 07, 2016

Samantha completed an internship at The Mustard Seed, this past   summer. Her main role to facilitate the care and maintenance of community gardens in Edmonton’s inner city. She was able to do this…

Waurner Adema

Posted on: Dec 07, 2016

As a sprayer operator for Strathcona County Waurner spent most of his time applying herbicide offering a practical approach to addressing the severity and ecologically devastating nature of invasive plant…