Launch your career with Northern Development internships

Join our network of 100+ Northern Development interns and kickstart your career in local government, First Nations government and business development in Northern B.C. Available to recent graduates of post-secondary, our 12-month paid internship programs offer emerging professionals the opportunity to spend a year living and working in beautiful Northern B.C., receive personal mentoring, professional development and a network of flexible career options.

Our 2022 Program

Visit our Intern FAQ page for more information about the 2021 internship program.

Host local governments and First Nations governments vary from year to year. Each of the below organizations are approved, after submitting an application, to host a Northern Development intern for 12 months. They have gone through a comprehensive selection process that consider factors like work plan, mentor and more.

Our 2022 host communities*:  

Local Government
  • Cariboo Regional District
  • City of Dawson Creek
  • City of Terrace
  • District of Fort St. James
  • District of Mackenzie
  • District of Stewart
  • Peace River Regional District
  • Thompson Nicola Regional District

First Nations Government
  • Old Masset Village Council
  • Takla Nation
  • Tsay Key Dene Nation
  • Williams Lake First Nation

*Please note that the above list is tentatively approved and may be subject to change.

Who are we looking for?

Northern Development is seeking motivated, enthusiastic and civic-minded graduates to learn and develop their professional skills for a career in government administration and economic development.

Professional Qualities


Proposed Timeline


Our Intern Alumni

The Northern Development Intern alumni community is over 100 members working at varying levels of government across the country. Read some of our recent alumni success stories below: