Student Scholarship/Internship Program

The Coal Association of Canada is pleased to announce the continuation of our combined scholarship/internship program for the summer of 2022. This will be the fourth year of the program, following a very successful launch in 2019.

The intent of the program is to award both a monetary scholarship directly towards post-secondary tuition as well as a paid internship combining practical field experience with an operating coal mining company during the spring/summer of 2022.

This will be an extraordinary opportunity for the successful applicant and provide significant insight into the complex and evolving coal industry in Canada.


A $5,000 scholarship paid directly to the successful applicant’s educational institution towards the following year’s tuition.


The internship will include custom field experience at the reclamation mines and associated operations of Westmoreland Mining Holdings LLC in the Forestburg, and/or Hanna AB area. The intern will be positioned in various roles throughout the duration of the internship to maximize exposure to the technical operations in the mining cycle. The program will be tailored to the successful applicant’s field of study as best possible to provide maximum benefit to both the intern and the company.

The application deadline has been extended until April 29, 2022

2022 Program Details & Eligibility

2022 Application Form

Please contact the Coal Association of Canada at 780 757 9488 or with any questions.