INTERNSHIPS

The Local government internship program and First Nations government internship program provide grant funding for municipalities, regional districts and First Nations governments within Northern Development’s service region to assist with the cost of hosting an intern for a 12-month period.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The internship programs provide a high level of professional development and hands-on training that help prepare recent graduates with the skills, experience and connections they need to propel their career forward.

PROGRAM EVOLUTION

2009 – 2015 : Economic Development Internship Program*
2013 – Present: Local Government Internship Program
2015: Local Government Planning Internship Program*
2017 – Present: First Nations Government Internship Program
2020 – 2021: Business Development Internship Program(Pilot)*

*Retired Programs

128

Total number of interns

 (to date)

42

Alumni working in local government

  (to date)

138

Total number of placements

 (to date)

11

Alumni working in First Nations government

 (to date)

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PROJECT OBJECTIVES

The internship program objectives are:

  • Accelerate operational learning and permanent career placement In local government and First Nations government
  • Provide results focused professional training with Northern Development Initiative Trust and host communities
  • Promote career development, advancement opportunities and quality of life in Northern B.C.
  • Help interns develop competencies essential to government administration
  • Allow for the flexibility of learning experiences where First Nations governments and local governments wish to jointly offer a placement for an intern

Internship opportunities are not intended for positions otherwise covered by collective agreements. Host local governments and host First Nations governments are responsible for undertaking consultation with their respective unions to clarify the objectives of this program.

HOST APPLICATION DEADLINE

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INTERN APPLICATION DEADLINE

*2023 program deadlines coming soon.

APPLY FOR FUNDING

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CONTACT US

If you’d like to discuss your project in further detail with Northern Development staff, please contact us by email, phone, or filling out the form below. Also, we encourage you to reach out to us if you think you are eligible for funding for categories that are not specified here.

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