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For over 40 years, the AER has welcomed summer, co-op, and practicum students into our organization to gain valuable hands-on experience, either inside our offices or out in the field.

We offer our students a well-rounded experience, including opportunities to 

  • take part in meaningful and challenging projects;
  • learn from knowledgeable experts and mentors; 
  • pursue career-enhancing courses and other learning development activities;
  • get involved in social clubs and groups ; and 
  • network with professionals from across the AER, including other students. 

Want to join our team? Head to our job board in Workday to search for a position, or learn more about careers at the AER.

Student Positions

Summer Students
We post summer student positions each fall, between mid-October and early November. Summer students work with us for a total of 16 weeks (May until August). We look to fill AER positions across the province—in Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Slave Lake, and our eight field centres.

Co-op Students
We are proud to partner with universities, colleges, and professional development programs to help co-op students gain a career-building experience with the leading regulator in energy development. Co-op students work with us for 4 to 8 months, depending on the student’s post-secondary program requirements.

Practicum Students
We partner with a number of professional development programs to support short-term, unpaid practicums. If you are interested in pursuing a practicum at the AER, contact your post-secondary program coordinator to ask about available opportunities.

Student Benefits

The AER values a healthy work-life balance. Summer and co-op students are eligible to earn up to two days off each month based on their hours worked through our flex day program

Additional Training

Summer and co-op students are encouraged to take advantage of our many in-house training courses, which we offer both in-person and online. With courses on time management, the business of oil and gas, plain language writing, indigenous awareness, and wellness, to name a few, there's something for everyone looking to expand their personal or professional skills.