University Students


Why wait until after graduation to experience the world of work?

Experiential learning is a flexible, accessible way to help you develop skills, get experience, and figure out what comes next while you’re still in school. It’s one thing to dream about being an urban planner, brand manager, or graphic designer. It’s something else entirely to experience those careers while you’re still studying. FutureReadyNB can help you get off campus and into a world where you can use your education in exciting ways.

What could my experience look like?

The chart below lays out and helps simplify the kinds of experiential learning options available to you. Each opportunity type presents you with a different method for furthering your education in an external institution or organization. Take a look!

TermBroad Definition
InternshipPlacement within an organization with staff member designated as a mentor. Financial remuneration may be included, or student may earn academic credit or other credential.
Co-opAcademic program in which curriculum is designed so that the students alternate study and work terms with paid employment and supervision / mentorship.
Practicum/ClinicalInvolves practice-based work experience under the supervision of a professional. Can be stand-alone or course component for which grade or evaluation is assigned. May or may not be mandatory.
Service LearningVolunteer experience within community-based organization in which the student makes a specific contribution to the organization and /or community; normally a course component.
Co-curricular Development *Opportunitites in this area will be unique to each institutionThis category may include (but is not limited to) elements such as applied research, international experiences, community engaged learning, organized, co-curricular learning, or other forms of experiential education that adhere to the National Society for Experiential Education.

New Brunswick companies and organizations are developing cutting-edge solutions, addressing social conditions and building the future of this province every day. Becoming involved with FutureReadyNB is the easiest way to make sure that you’re an important part of that future.



Am I eligible?

Students must:

  • be registered as a full-time student or as approved by the institution
  • be considered a student at the time of, and for the duration of, the experience
  • be able to participate in meetings, surveys, focus groups/consultations including reflective submissions, as required

Additional resources to support youth

Youth Employment Fund
Student Employment Experience Development (SEED)


Contact the experiental educational lead at your university to apply!


Future Ready NB
In Action

  • FutureReadyNB has helped support students enrolled in the ARTS 3000 Internship course on the UNB Fredericton campus. Read more…

  • After interviewing a few candidates, Ignite Fredericton realized that there were two students who could bring strengths in different ways to enhance the work of their organization. They ended up asking if they could hire two interns because they couldn’t pick one over another. Read more…

  • Over two days in October, eight Ecological Literacy students were given the unique opportunity to mobilize their knowledge by visiting five New Brunswick ecosystems with their professor. Read more…

  • High school students from Fredericton High School met with local seniors to speak with them about a special treasure or keepsake that they hold dear. Read more…

  • One of our students, who is studying biology and sociology, has created their own experiential learning opportunity with the Atlantic Wildlife Institute (AWI). Read more…

  • UNI sees engaging students in experiential education opportunities as a clear gateway to assessing employees for long-term fit. Read more…

  • Dr. Lee Jolliffe in the UNBSJ Faculty of Business took her Resort Management class on an overnight trip to the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, NB. While they were there, students met with the management of the resorts for a “management challenge project”. Read more…

  • The student came into the meeting with a clear goal and proposal to get a placement at an organization he felt extremely passionate about: the NB Child & Youth Advocate Office (CYAO). His academic background, preparation, and previous experiences made him an ideal internship candidate. Within days, the internship was established. Read more…

  • Over two days in October, eight Ecological Literacy students were given the unique opportunity to mobilize their knowledge by visiting five New Brunswick ecosystems with their professor. While identifying and learning to classify the characteristics of each of the ecosystems, the students also engaged with woodlot managers and other professionals working towards a sustainable forestry sector in New Brunswick. Read more…

  • At Populus, students are always a significant part of the team. They get meaningful work experience to complement their classroom learning. Read more…

  • One of our students in the Faculty of Arts is working with the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) as a Social Media Intern. Read more…


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