Aboriginal Youth Internship Program

Interns are placed in provincial government ministries

About:

The Aboriginal Youth Internship Program is a 12-month, paid internship ($1,564.13 Bi-weekly) for Aboriginal youth residing in BC. The interns are placed in provincial government ministries for nine months and then in Aboriginal organizations for the last three months of their internship. The program is designed to support Aboriginal youth in developing their leadership skills and encourage them to consider the BC Public Service or Aboriginal organizations as a place to pursue a rewarding career.

The program:

  • Mirrors the school year and runs annually from September to the following August
  • Provides professional experience
  • Provides leadership development
  • Provides cultural support
  • Provides a professional, cultural, and social network through the intern cohort

Eligibility:

Applicants must be:

  • Aboriginal (First Nations (status or non-status), Métis, Inuit)
  • Residing in BC
  • Age 29 or under as of September 5, 2011
  • Have a minimum Grade 12 education combined with work and volunteer experience

Deadline:

Applications must be received by Friday May 13th, 2011

For more information, or to apply go to:

http://employment.gov.bc.ca/Aboriginal_Youth_Internship_Program