Student Interns

In 2013, the student internship program, funded by the Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP), was initiated at the BBO. SCiP offers post-secondary students in Alberta an opportunity to contribute to valued programs at the BBO that would otherwise not be possible.

  • Volunteer mentors train interns and ensure their internship is successful
  • Interns receive a $1000 bursary at the end of the experience
  • In 2018 a total of 15 interns completed projects in the Natural Area!!
  • BBO generally has around 10 interns each year
  • Intern programs include: Butterfly surveys, Bat surveys, House Wren nest boxes, Tree Swallow next boxes, Northern Saw-whet owl monitoring, and Breeding bird grids
  • Read our intern publications

BBO's Internship Coordinator is Laurie Hunt. You may contact her at