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 post-secondary graduates, our paid 12-month internship programs offer emerging professionals the opportunity to spend a year living and working in beautiful Northern B.C., receive personal mentoring, hands-on experience, professional development opportunities and a network of flexible career options.

Our 2023 Program

Visit our Intern FAQ page for more information about the 2023 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 2023 host communities:  

Local Government
  • Details coming soon

First Nations Government
  • Details coming soon

Who are we looking for?

Northern Development is seeking highly 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, many of whom continue to work at varying levels of government across the country. Meet our alumni or read some of our alumni success stories below: