On April 22 and 23, Nathan Cullen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and MLA for Stikine, met with members of the NW Resource Benefits Alliance (RBA). Present at the meeting were six former Northern Development interns, who were attending due to their current roles in local government. The former interns took advantage of the spontaneous mini reunion and took a photo together with Minister Cullen.
Below are details about each person’s Northern Development internship and their current position.
|Name||Internship program||Internship year||Internship host||Current position|
|Robyn Carle||Economic Development||2011||Northern Development||CAO, Village of Hazelton|
|Michael Dewar||Local Government||2015||City of Prince Rupert||CAO, District of Houston|
|Daniel Fish||Economic Development||2012||Northern Development||CAO, North Coast Regional District|
|Lina Gasser||Local Government||2015||District of Fort St. James||CAO, Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine|
|Gerald Pinchbeck||Local Government||2014||City of Quesnel||CAO, District of Vanderhoof|
|David Schroeter||Local Government||2018||District of Fort St. James||CAO, Fort St. James|
“Seeing so many intern alumni representing their communities during this meeting with Minister Cullen was an unexpected and joyful surprise,” said Alanna Le Cerf, internships program manager, Northern Development. “Since the beginning, the internship programs have been developed to provide a solid foundation for recent post-secondary graduates who are looking to begin a fulfilling career in local government. This picture shows the long-term positive impacts the programs are having in the north and beyond.”
The Trust offers two internships: local government and First Nations government. At this time, there are three placements remaining for 2022, one in each District of Fort St. James, District of Mackenzie and Peace River Regional District. For information about the internship programs visit northerndevelopment.bc.ca/internships.