Qualifications and Application


  • You must be in grade 10, 11 or 12 at the time of application.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • You must have a reference from any of your teachers on school letterhead.
  • To be eligible for a 2019 internship, all application documents must be received by April 5, 2019.
  • You may apply again, even if you have previously participated in the HIP program.
  • The HIP program for 2019 will run from July 2 through August 9. You must be able to work weekdays for the entirety of the 6 weeks indicated.

How to Apply

To apply for the High School Internship Program, you will need to submit an online application and send supporting documents via email. The deadline for 2019 internships is Friday, April 5, 2019

Online application

Applications are no longer being accepted.

Supporting application documents

The following supporting application documents must be in PDF format and named accordingly:

  • LastName-FirstName_nomination.pdf: A nomination letter from your teacher (on the official school letterhead) on why you would be a good candidate for this program
  • LastName-FirstName_intent.pdf: A letter of intent (experience, interests and why you would like to take part in HIP)
  • LastName-FirstName_resume.pdf: Your current resume

Please send your documents to outreach@cs.ualberta.ca with the subject line "HIP application documents 2019."

If you are unable to send these documents electronically, you may send them by regular mail to:

Department of Computing Science
Attention: HIP Applications
2-21 Athabasca Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2E8

Documents sent by regular mail must still be received by the deadline.

Application tips

  • Be professional - proof read your application, follow the instructions and submit your application on time.
  • Students with the most experience or highest marks are not always chosen. Supervisors also look for students that have matching interests, a curiosity about the field and that are self-motivated.
  • Your nomination letter does not have to come from a computing, math or science teacher. Choose a teacher that can best speak to your abilities and potential.


Supervisors will begin reviewing applications on April 9, 2019. You will be notified by email by the last week of May regarding the status of your application to the Computing Science High School Internship Program.

Good luck!