Other Student Opportunities
Below is a list of opportunities that exist for students. Information on these and many other opportunities are available in the Career Centre.
- Blyth International - combines exciting and unique travel programs with world-class high-school faculty to foster profound learning in an immersive international environment. Over 20 exciting and unique experiences across 30 countries available to students in March Break and Summer International Community Service Programs. Financial Aid is available, but deadlines apply.
- Encounters With Canada - students 14 to 17 years of age, 4 spots are available for students from Lindsay Thurber at a subsidized rate. Preference for these spots is given to students entering their grade 11 year. You MUST apply through the Career Centre.
- EXPLORE - Five-Week French-Language Bursary Program - February 15th
- Forum For Young Canadians - for any high school students 15 to 19 years of age.
- Health Sciences Career Camp - a summer program for students in grades 10 - 12
- Heritage Youth Researcher Summer Program - current grade 11 Red Deer students may apply to U of A or U of C having an average of 85% in Math and Science courses.
- House of Commons Page Program - graduating grade 12 students who plan to attend a post-secondary institution in the National Capital Region.
- Junior Forest Ranger - Students between 16 - 18 years of age can apply to be part of a camp-based crew (48 spots available), an Aboriginal community crew (six participating communities), or a Métis camp-based crew (eight spots available) in a paid position (typically a salary of $2000 - $3200) over the summer as a Junior Forest Ranger with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
- Katimavik - This program has recently been re-instated. Please feel free to check out their website on how you can get involved to have this program
- NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing - promoting diversity in STEAM with an emphasis on technology. The award is open to grade 9-12 students who self-identifies as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests. Deadline Date November 5th, 2020
- Projects Abroad - the goal is to provide students with the opportunity to live and work in developing countries in a way that is both convenient and safe for the students and positive for the countries themselves. This organization sends volunteers ages 16 and up to 29 countries to do over 150 different unpaid internships and service projects for as little as 2 weeks or up to a year. They provide meaningful work, overseas support, and a flexible timeline.
- Rotary Youth Exchanges - 15-19 years of age, short-term or long-term exchanges, and other Rotary Leadership Opportunities
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police - National Youth Engagement Week at the RCMP Training Academy in March - A select group of Grade 12 students will have the opportunity to experience five days at the Depot, the RCMP's training academy in Regina, SK. Deadline Date January 31, 2020
- SHAD - Canada’s STEAM & Entrepreneurship Program. Open to students completing Grade 10 or 11 with a strong academic foundation, are natural go-getters, curious about the world, community-minded, creative, and engaged.
- Study and Go Abroad - Admission to the virtual fair held September 24th, 2020 is FREE! Pre-registration and all the details are on the Study and Go Abroad website!!
- Vimy Pilgrimage Award - A fully funded week-long educational program in Belgium and France to study Canada's tremendous First World War contribution. Applicants aged 14 to 17 who demonstrate a commitment to volunteer work through outstanding service, notable deeds, and bravery. UPDATE April 20, 2020 - As our educational programs involving student travel to Europe have been postponed, the application period for the 2021 Vimy Pilgrimage Award has been put on hold until further notice.
- WISEST Summer Research Program - If you are a Grade 11 student who would like to explore careers in science, engineering and technology, you are invited to consider the WISEST Summer Research Program. A six week paid position. This research experience at the University of Alberta is designed to encourage you to look beyond the traditional career roles of your gender in the faculties of engineering, science, nursing, human ecology and nutrition.
- Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, and Technology, - Set Conference - The 1-day conference is a chance to learn what education and career in science, engineering and technology are all about.