LOCAL GOVERNMENT INTERNSHIP

The Local Government Internship program provides grant funding for municipalities and regional districts within Northern Development’s service area to assist with the cost of hosting a local government intern for a 12-month period.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The internship program promises to provide a high level of professional development and training that will prepare recent graduates for roles in local government. The program is expected to provide interns with the knowledge and experience they need to take the next step in a fulfilling and satisfying career and the contacts to obtain a permanent position within local government.

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*Please review eligibility requirements, deadlines and other information outlined in program guide.

Host local governments should email their completed application package by email to info@northerndevelopment.bc.ca by January 7th.

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*Interested internship candidates should email their completed application package by email to info@northerndevelopment.bc.ca by February 14.

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PROJECT OBJECTIVES

The internship program objectives are:

  • Accelerate operational learning and permanent career placement in local government
  • Provide results focused professional training with Northern Development Initiative Trust and host communities
  • Make local government a career of choice by financially supporting internship opportunities for post-secondary graduates
  • Promote career development, advancement opportunities and quality of life in Northern B.C.
  • Help interns develop competencies essential to local government administration

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

DEADLINE

Host local governments should email their completed host local government application package to info@northerndevelopment.bc.ca by January 7.

Interested internship candidates should email their completed intern application package to info@northerndevelopment.bc.ca by February 14.

APPLY FOR FUNDING

Please review all program documents in detail as incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Complete application forms with all required attachments should be provided electronically to Northern Development by email.

Email: info@northerndevelopment.bc.ca

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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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