Submit your Application
Apply to participate in Alberta’s Externship through a quick online application.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. If successful, we’ll get in touch about the next steps.
Choose your Externship
Once your application has been approved, you’ll gain access to our Externship Opportunities and can sign up for the challenge of your choice. When your Externship selection is approved, you’ll be invited to secure your commitment with a signed agreement.
Attend a virtual onboarding session, plus complete our short Extern Training. Our Extern Training will give you the keys to access externship opportunities.
Get to (net)work
You’ll work with a team of 2-7 students. Over the next four weeks, each of you will spend ~30 hours working on the challenge over the next few weeks. You’ll work independently, plus meet up with your team every week to check-in.
Enhance your Externship experience by engaging with VFC’s complementary Externship Training designed to help you get the most out of your opportunity.
You and your peers are assigned a mentor from the company that posted the challenge. You’ll have weekly check-ins plus, you’ll get the opportunity to have a 1-on-1 coffee chat with your mentor.
At the end of the month, you and your group will present your findings to your challenge company. The company will provide each team member with an assessment of their work.
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