The internships offered through our club provide students the opportunity to gain experience working in a real-life business environment. We currently have 4 students successfully placed on internships at various companies and we are looking to hire 2 more unpaid interns. The work placements run from the end of January to the beginning of April. Please see our selection of internships below.

Paddle Station: Creative Marketing (1 position available)

Brief company description

At The Paddle Station, we aim to make your river experience easy, affordable, and memorable. In a city like Calgary, you don’t have to go far to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. However, we found whenever we wanted to float the Bow River, we ran into the continuous hassles of finding a rental store, parking our vehicles for drop-off/pick-up, and transporting our equipment to the river. We knew there was an easier way to get on the water, so we made it happen! Our company was born in January of 2017 and we haven’t looked back since. As a mobile kayak and raft rental company, we have dedicated rental stations located along the shores of the Bow River. Our riverside locations create a hassle free experience for anyone looking to reconnect with nature, discover a new perspective, or experience a sustainable outdoor activity.

Job description

The Paddle Station internship is for people who have a heart for the outdoors, tourism, people, and want to prove themselves in a one month trial for a chance to be our Social Media guru for the 2018 season. We are looking for people with a desire to show love and excitement to people who experience Calgary’s favourite summer pastime.

Beyond a heart for the great outdoors and a talent for writing, the ideal candidate has a creative spirit and is mission minded.  We’re looking for someone who desires to learn and practice professional social media skills and is thoughtful when interacting with online communities and building relationships. You’ll be tasked with monitoring our various social media platforms and using a variety of social media tools.

You must be up for various tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Monitoring social media accounts for engagement opportunities
  • Creating graphics and content calendars for social media accounts
  • Conducting research to assist the team with new content marketing and campaign opportunities
  • Assisting with research and writing projects as assigned
  • Working two days minimum per week


  • Interest in marketing, communications, journalism, advertising or public relations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of social media management tools
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress
  • Member of the Haskayne Consulting Club

Not Mandatory but a benefit to have:

  • Basic Photography Skills
  • Basic Video Editing Skills
  • Journalism Background

Hours/week: 5-10
Location of work: Work will be done remotely
Timeline: This is an unpaid internship from the end of January to April and would be a great opportunity to earn a salary from May to September (and possibly beyond).

STAMPDR: Creative Marketing (1 Position available)

Brief company description:

The purpose of STMPDR is to be the resource for everything Calgary Stampede during the build up to and the 10 days of Stampede. We celebrate everything that is Stampede, both on the grounds and off. We also put together a Sneak A Peek event to kick off Stampede. This is on the Thursday prior to stampede. This event includes local bands, craft beer, a local community and a local charitable component. We’ve got some great partners and this coming year we aim to grow STMPDR even further with the support of Travel Alberta, Tourism Calgary, and Calgary Economic Development. We already have Jim Button (Village Brewery) and the Alberta Craft Breweries Association on board as well as a whole host of other local business owners. We are now in our 5th year.

Job description:

We are looking for an intern to be a social media doer and content creator for STMPDR! From the end of January to May, you will be working on developing a Marketing strategy for how to raise awareness of STMPDR to residents and visitors of Calgary. Throughout the internship, you will also be gathering content, compiling original content, and building partnerships so that we are the first to be aware of the events and happenings around Stampede. You will also be assisting with posting content on our blog, website, daily newsletter, and our social media channels. The role would also include the creation and roll out of a social media calendar along with social media brand guidelines and audit. This is an opportunity to be part of something really cool and gain the insider sneak peek on the Calgary Stampede.

*Preference is given for students who can stay on the internship in June. If the student is able to volunteer to continue working during the 10 days of Stampede, the student would be provided with a Press Pass for the Grounds, Free admission to the STMPDR Sneak a Peak event, and a Boss Pass to Wildhorse for the duration of Stampede, amongst other benefits.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of social media management tools such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Member of the Haskayne Consulting Club

Not Mandatory but a benefit to have:

  • Design skills
  • Photography skills
  • Previous marketing/event planning experience

Hours/week: 5-10
Location of work: Work will be done remotely
Timeline: This is an unpaid internship from the end of January to May; Preference given for a student that can stay on the internship part-time in June

Hop: Engineering Position (1 position available)

Brief company description:
Hop is a certified B Corp, committed to diversity and Living Wage standards for our team. We set out to solve the chemical growth and waste of food.

Hop built Canada’s first inner-city compost facility in Calgary, and following significant demand, expanded to Vancouver. Having operated since February 2015, Hop has saved over 4 million pounds of waste from landfills. The thing that makes us unique is our cleantech. It computerizes compost production, using live data to tweak sealed compost conditions every minute. As a result, Hop is odor free, so we can operate in urban areas for unusually efficient waste hauling. In addition, Hop’s product has roughly eight times more nutrients than standard compost, enabling unusually productive crop
growth for urban and organic farms.
Hop service clients include award-winning brands such as Monogram and Market, local favorites such as Caffe Rosso and Village Ice Cream, and scaled players such as Earls and David’s Tea. Hop’s product is carried on shelves at retailers such as Whole Foods, and is used by the majority of urban farms in Calgary, including the YYC Growers and Grow Calgary. We’re currently expanding across multiple cities in Canada.

Job description:

We are seeking a part time intern to start immediately for the Hop Calgary cleantech compost facility. Hop is aiming to deliver a single Hot Rot vessel (composting technology) to the Toronto location in March. This student will be responsible for the following:

  • Systems drawing – full system up to and including product development
  • Heat and Material balance – determining volume, mass, and rates for all systems. Capacity bottlenecks should be identified as part of the analysis. The outcome should provide a tool that can be used by operations to evaluate changes to the operational scheme.
  • Drawing indices – Hot Rot engineering drawings and diagrams are currently limited. Project should identify and structure drawings in a logical fashion per generally accepted standards.
  • Standard Operating Procedures – current filing structure has limited revision control, and missing or incomplete procedures are difficult to identify.
  • Unstructured / structured data collection and analysis – based on the plethora of data collected, a project plan / scope will be created.
  • Delivery to Toronto – create engineering packages and projects controls for Toronto

Perks of Jobs:

  • Fast-paced and independent start-up culture.
  • Saving 4,000,000 pounds of food waste from local landfill.


  • 3rd or 4th year university student
  • Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Interest in waste diversion
  • Member of the Haskayne Consulting Club

Hours/week: Minimum 10 hours per week, flexible
Location of work: Work will be done at the Hop office at 4243 17A Street SE, Calgary
Timeline: This is an unpaid internship from the end of January to May



How to Apply

  1. Ensure you are a paid member of HCC. If you are not yet a member, please register on our website:
  2. Please fill out this Google form and ensure that you attach your resume at the end of the form. This Google form consists of the application for 3 opportunities: consulting projects, internships, and McKinsey Summit Leaders. Note that all 3 applications are independent (i.e. your application/answers for consulting projects will not affect your application for the internships). Please be advised that the application deadline is January 17, 2018, Wednesday at midnight and that we encourage students to apply early as we will be reviewing all applications on an ongoing basis.
  3. Interviews will be held on January 20 and 21, 2018, Saturday and Sunday. We appreciate all applicants’ interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted for interviews.
  • For further questions about the recruitment process, please contact our Director of Recruitment, Celina Pablo at