The Experiential Learning in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (ELITE) Program for Black Youth has been designed as a practical solution to enable Black Youth to develop hands-on skills that will be immediately transferable to disruptive technologies, including robotics, automation, advanced manufacturing, and tissue engineering.

This will be achieved by assembling teachers, engineers, scientists, and technologists at the University of Alberta, InnoTech Alberta, and industry partners to provide work-integrated training on real projects and relevant equipment. Candidate interns will be matched with hosts for full-time or part-time internships of up to 8 or 16 weeks. All interns will participate in leadership and entrepreneur training. The interns will receive counselling and coaching for resiliency and managing the demands of professional careers.

Dr. McDonald speaks to ELITE Program interns

To learn more about the ELITE Program for Black Youth, please refer to our brochures.


Learn more about some of our internship hosts