Student Placement

Grow and stretch your skills

Does your education program require practical experience in a work setting with guidance from an experienced professional? Whether you are in a clinical or non-clinical profession AHS may have an opportunity for you.

A student placement is any unpaid practice education experience (also called placement, practicum, clinical, fieldwork, internship, experiential learning, etc.) that is a requirement of an educational program.

If you are unsure whether you require a clinical or non-clinical placement please email

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Masking Directive

AHS is rescinding the Use of Masks During COVID-19 Directive, effective June 19, 2023. As a result, AHS will no longer require continuous masking at all AHS facilities, including Continuing Care and contracted sites.


Please visit COVID-19 Resources for AHS Staff & Health Professionals (searchable / sortable table) to view additional documents for students in the workplace.

Clinical Placements

A clinical placement is one where the individual is in a position that will be directly involved with patient care or directly provide patient care. For example: nurses, therapists, geneticists, dietitians, counselors, emergency medical technicians, opticians, and pharmacists.


Please review our Student Placement Prerequisites for eligibility information.

Application Information

All AHS student placement requests must originate from your post-secondary institution and be directed through the Health Science Placement Network (HSPnet) or the Student Placement Team.

Requests received from students directly will not be accepted.

Please note:

  • The Student Placement Team requires a time frame of 3 months for student placement requests.
  • The Student Placement Team coordinates the majority of AHS clinical student placements.

International Application Information

Students attending an international post-secondary institution (including students from the United States) who wish to request a placement with AHS, should read the international students section of our Frequently Asked Questions. The international post-secondary institution is required to email directly to discuss the process and prerequisites.

Please note: We require a time frame of 6 months for international student placement requests.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, the Student Placement Team is available to support students and placement coordinators with this process, please email

Non-Clinical Placements

A non-clinical placement is one where the individual will not have direct contact with a patient and will not provide care or support for their care. Examples include human resources professionals, finance, maintenance staff, secretaries or administrative assistants.

AHS offers placement opportunities for non-clinical post-secondary students, where a placement is a requirement of the program.

Application Information

  1. Complete the Non-Clinical Placement Request Form
  2. Complete the HSPnet Student Consent Form A.
  3. Attach the following documents:
    • Description of the educational program.
    • Practicum objectives.
    • Student’s resume. (Attach to application to ensure a proper placement is requested)
    • Proof of enrollment. (Required if the request is not submitted by a placement coordinator)
  4. Submit these documents to your placement coordinator at your school. If you are unsure of who your placement coordinator is, consult your program and/or school.

Your placement coordinator will submit the documents mentioned above to us. Once these documents have been received by AHS, we will assist you with finding a suitable placement, wherever possible.

Please note: We require a time frame of 3 months for student placement requests or 6 months for international student placement requests.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, Student Strategies is available to support students and placement coordinators with this process, please email

Student Orientation

Preparing to start a student placement? Visit our Student Orientation page.

Post-Secondary Coordinators

Learn what you need to know to set up a student placement.

Connect Care

Find information and resources important to you as stakeholder and partner in the implementation of Connect Care.

Start Your Career at AHS

“The mentorship is really helpful, and I feel really supported by the rest of the rehab staff and the health care team here.”

Camira C., Physiotherapist (former placement student)

Start Your Career at AHS

“I am so thankful that I had such a great practicum experience, which exceeded my expectations, and allowed me to learn and grow personally and professionally.”

Ashley K., University of Alberta BScKin Student