IPAC Edmonton is a proud pioneer of the Public Sector Graduate Internship (PSGI) Program!
The PSGI places full-time, graduate students in paid, part-time work experiences across all levels of government. Students gain rare and valuable work experience in the public sector, while pursuing their studies. Employers gain access to top talent and salary matching to help build the future of their workforce.
The Program consists of a 42-week term over the calendar year. Interns complete two 21week placements – one within one level of government, and a second with another level. As a cohort, interns are offered professional development opportunities throughout their placements, developing both their skills and their professional networks.
PSGI partners include:
IPAC Edmonton, as the lead PSGI partner, connects the University of Alberta (U of A) and public sector organizations, ensuring that students’ placements build upon their scholarly knowledge and provide them with the work experience they require to become leaders in the public service.
The U of A Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research gains the capacity to place students in a wide range of rewarding professional development and career advancement opportunities.
Federal, provincial, and municipal public sector organizations gain access to top talent and benefit from the cross-pollination of ideas across governments.
Funding by the Government of Alberta has been a cornerstone to developing the U of A’s Graduate Student Internship Program, which supports the PSGI.
Call for Hosts 2020
The Institute of Public Administration Canada (IPAC) Edmonton Regional Group invites your organization to host graduate student interns in 2020.
IPAC Edmonton's Public Sector Graduate Internship (PSGI) is a unique program designed to develop tomorrow's public service leaders. The program offers organizations at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels the opportunity to bolster their workforce with the brightest young minds from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Graduate Studies.
PSGI's employment model is built on a 50/50 cost-sharing arrangement between the University of Alberta and hosting organizations. This is a rare opportunity to access top-flight talent at a reduced cost. The program does not limit interns to only certain forms of work. Rather, it makes them available to the entire scope of activity in the organizations that welcome them.
As a hosting organization, you will be paired with a similar department at another level of government. Together, the paired organizations will each host an intern from January to early June, then swap interns for the remainder of the year. Hosts benefit from this opportunity to expand their network while interns benefit from gaining meaningful work experience at two levels of government.
Hosting departments commit to:
Welcoming two (2) interns in consecutive twenty-one (21) week placements (January-June, June-November)
Providing the intern with up to twelve (12) working hours a week
A financial commitment of up to $3,650 per placement ($7,300 annually)
Pairing the intern with a mentor in the department
Developing a work plan for each twenty-one (21) week placement
Attending quarterly program-wide professional development sessions with the intern
Interested parties may submit an expression of interest by August 6th by clicking this link to our application form . Please note that financial commitments will not be sought until hosting organizations have been selected in September.
Should you have any questions about the program, please contact Project Director, Kimberley Simmonds at (email@example.com).
2019 PSGI Interns
2018 PSGI Interns
2017 PSGI Graduates