Internship provides seamless transition from student to working professional

January 22, 2021

The deadline to apply to be an intern in 2021 is February 12

The deadline for recent or soon-to-be post-secondary graduates to apply to Northern Development’s First Nation Government or Local Government Internship programs is February 12, 2021. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to gain experience working in government after recently completing their studies.

“My participation with the Northern Development Local Government Internship has made the shift from being a student to working professional a seamless transition,” said Ethan Fredeen, 2020 local government intern with the District of Fort St. James. “I have always had an interest in policy analysis and land use planning. I thought that the internship program would be an excellent first step after graduation. Since the start of my placement in Fort St. James, I have had the opportunity through my mentor to participate in a wide array of projects that fall under the scope of land use planning and policy analysis.”

Interns receive a $45,000 salary and may be eligible for a housing allowance up to $10,000. They also have an opportunity to pursue professional development opportunities that have been identified by the mentor and intern as beneficial to the intern’s career.

Already, governments interested in hosting an intern in 2021 have applied to Northern Development and their applications are being thoroughly reviewed and evaluated. The selection process for host governments considers numerous factors, included the proposed mentor’s experience and the suggested work plan. Learn more about Northern Development’s two internship programs at