Invest in a graduate student and tap into the talent of tomorrow’s leaders and innovators
Why hire a graduate student intern?
Graduate students are the engine driving advanced research and discovery. They are self-starters who take extraordinary academic performance to the next level. They are ready to ignite change and add value to your business with fresh thinking.
If you are in need of temporary staffing for big projects or want to test drive a new role in your organization, consider hiring a graduate student! Getting temporary staff can be tricky and may take a long time to onboard which cuts into productivity, limiting the value that they bring. Grad student interns are different. They are quick to onboard, and have skills and experience to hit the ground running. Their discipline lets them help move your business ahead without you committing to a permanent hire.
Graduate students are:
Creative problem solvers
Critical thinkers and analysers
Experienced that accelerates onboarding
Self-directed with proven work ethic
Growing subject matter experts
High-level transferable skills
Ready to transform your business?
The Faculty of Graduate Studies can help you find your intern through our Transformative Talent Internship (TTI) program. TTI helps graduate students gain new skills and can help you gain new talent with the help of our Business Development Specialist. To be approved as a Transformative Talent Internship, an internship opportunity must:
Provide meaningful work experience that uses and develops research and professional skills. However not be solely research-focused
Include a mentor at your organization to provide guidance and feedback during the internship
Be full-time or part-time
Internships should be a minimum of 210 hours and can be a maximum 8 months full-time or 12 months part-time.
Greater reach with us!
Have an eligible Transformative Talent Internship? Let's help you reach over 7,000 graduate students by posting to the UCalgary graduate student Elevate Portal.
Need help with the process? Our Business Development Specialist is here to help. Contact Natalie.
Have a question? Our Business Development Specialist Natalie Houghton-Wilkinson is here to help with all of your TTI needs including preparing your internship opportunity and connecting you with graduate student talent.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to WIL. In the pages below you’ll find tools and resources to help you create meaningful, inclusive, and sustainable work-integrated learning opportunities for students, regardless of your sector or the size of your organization.