Economic Development Internship

Program overview

Northern Development Initiative Trust annually provides economic development internship opportunities to the brightest graduates in central and northern British Columbia.

This internship program is intended for recent university graduates that are seeking careers in economic development within local governments in central and northern B.C. This program is designed to provide a unique, immersed curriculum of training and experience that will provide an operational portfolio demonstrating economic development competency and references.  The program promises to provide a high level of professional development and training that will prepare post-secondary graduates with the knowledge and experience they need to take the next step in a fulfilling and satisfying career, and the contacts within local government to help land a permanent position.

Position summary

Reporting to the Northern Development management team, the economic development interns will further develop their communication, project management, report and presentation development, and analytical skills as they build relationships with communities, First Nations, businesses, non-profit groups, and proponents seeking to expand businesses and the regional economy.

As the leading regional economic development corporation in central and northern British Columbia, Northern Development works directly with 39 communities, nine regional districts, one regional municipality, and 88 First Nations within the region to realize their economic potential.  Northern Development supports community economic development initiatives with a funding base of over $200 million.

Current Opportunities

Opportunities to apply for Northern Development’s Economic Development Internship program will be listed on the website as they become available.

To apply

Interested internship candidates should email their completed application package to