Applied Studies Internship

Applied Studies Internship

Who is it for?

The Applied Studies Internship (ASI) program is a 12 month practicum that provides you, as a graduate of a technical program, with the opportunity to enhance your skills by participating in an experiential workplace paid internship program at the Army Learning Support Centre (ALSC) at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.

The multi-disciplinary platform will focus on the continuation of your technical studies and is designed to give you experience in your field of study with the opportunity to develop your leadership potential.

It's the next step in your career, one that can open doors needed for you to achieve your dreams by helping you gain experience, enhance your skills and the opportunity to network.

Internships are offered in the following fields of study:

  • 3D Modeling, Animation and Production
  • Administration Support
  • Web Programming (HTML5, Javascript, CSS)
  • Game Programming
  • Graphic Design
  • IT Support
  • Photography
  • Video/Film Production
  • Application Development

The Work Environment

The Army Learning Support Centre (ALSC) integrates industry standard technologies to develop advanced training for the military. The ALSC designs and develops distance learning, 3D models, gaming applications, animations, graphic print media, videos and photography to help modernize army training.

The facilities are among the best in the country to include state-of-the-art technology and equipment; 3D print capability, Oculus technology, motion chairs and motion capture systems.

You will work daily in a production environment that uses the same software, processes and techniques that industry studios employ. You will work in a team environment as a contributing member to the success of ALSC projects and the opportunity to learn new skills while in the program.

What to Expect with the Academic Component

To enhance the technical training you already possess, you’ll focus on the following areas of study. These soft skills are important in your day to day activities and will give you added skills to succeed in industry. You will learn through a combination of online and in-class sessions at NBCC Fredericton.

  • Health and Safety
  • Human Relations
  • Organizational Management
  • Personal Development
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Verbal Communication
  • Written Communication Techniques

Phase I

In the first phase of the applied studies program, you'll learn the fundamentals of project planning, the development process, and the importance of quality.

You will be assigned a mentor who will assist you in your new endeavour, ensuring that you have all the tools required to succeed. They will guide and coach you throughout the year to make this a great experience.

Working on actual community based projects you will begin to learn project management skills, technical writing styles, and quality assurance techniques, all while contributing to organizations that need support.

Phase II

The second phase focuses on developing skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to support individuals as members of a team and as part of an organization's culture.

Here you'll participate in several courses which focus on developing leadership; adding value to a team; making effective, collaborative decisions; and displaying professional and ethical behaviour.

Phase III

During the final phase of the program, you'll present your portfolios outlining the knowledge and skills acquired throughout your internship program. You'll have the opportunity to apply the principles and techniques of self-promotion, job searching, and career planning to pursue employment and/or entrepreneurial opportunities.

You will also get the opportunity to use the work that you have completed for the ALSC in your portfolio.

Mission Complete

Upon successful completion of the prescribed curriculum, you will receive a post-graduate diploma in Applied Studies Internship and one year experience as a member of the ALSC within the Department of National Defence.

You will also have the option to apply for the Mentorship program, which will give you another year in the program. The mentorship program focuses on mentoring/coaching and gives you the opportunity to learn these skills while applying them in a work environment. These skills are sought after in industry and will further enhance your leadership capability.

Admission Requirement

Profile S: A certificate, diploma or degree in a field related to the internship placement. Selection is completed by the internship sponsor.

* Please note that international students are not currently eligible for this program.

How to Apply

There is no application fee to apply for this program.

A complete application consists of:

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition $3,250
  • Books & Materials costs starting at $500
  • Technology & Learning Resources fee $300

Specific Considerations

The Applied Studies Internship is a L.I.V.E. program (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).