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Get paid while gaining practical experience

Alberta Health Services (AHS) supports programs that allow post-secondary and high school students to earn while you learn. Choose your section below to get started.

Undergraduate Nursing Employee (UNE)

Are you currently enrolled in a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) program? AHS supports and encourages qualified nursing students to apply for Undergraduate Nursing Employee (UNE) positions. You will have the opportunity to apply your classroom skills and knowledge, in a real clinical setting, with real patients, under the mentorship of a RN or RPN. This is your chance to experience nursing as it happens – and get paid while you learn!

Note: Undergraduate Nursing Employees cannot work in the same unit as their practicum.

If you have any questions take a look at our UNE Information Presentation.


The following minimum qualifications are required for a UNE position:

  • Current enrollment in an approved nursing education program
  • Current Health Care Provider level (C) CPR; and
  • Completed a minimum of 450 hours of clinical practice in an approved nursing education program leading to initial entry to practice as a RN or RPN. Please see the Clinical Hours Confirmation Form.

Application Information

To search for current Undergraduate Nursing Employee (UNE) job postings visit the AHS online job board and use keywords ‘UNE’ or ‘Student’.

Business Co-op Opportunities

As a co-op student at AHS, you will gain academic and practical experience with mentorship and guidance from a team of business professionals. The projects you complete will provide you meaningful, productive and rewarding challenges while introducing you to the corporate and business support functions of the healthcare industry.


  • Registered as a full-time post-secondary student in an accredited educational institution;
  • Returning for courses in the following academic term; and
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.

Application Information

Positions are typically available during the academic school calendar (fall, winter and summer); however AHS continuously seeks to hire co-ops students throughout the year. To search for current co-op job postings visit the AHS online job board and use keywords ‘co-op’ or ‘students’ or by selecting ‘Student/Summer/Co-op’ from the ‘Job Category’ list.

Métis Youth Summer Employment Program

Alberta Health Services has partnered with the Rupertsland Institute to offer summer jobs that help you investigate the different career options in healthcare. To learn more visit the Rupertsland Institute website.

Orientation and Training

Are you preparing to start with AHS? Check out our Student Orientation and Training. This orientation will introduce you to our values, policies and procedures—there’s a lot to cover so let’s get started!

Rank My Internship

Participated in student employment at AHS? Visit RankMyInternship to provide your feedback.


Please contact Student Strategies:


Phone: 1-855-232-4747