A sustainable resource for the North

June 29, 2016

It used to be that youth in the North had to leave the North to pursue post-secondary education and launch rewarding careers. This is no longer the case. Recent university graduates are now re-examining where they want to be, where they want to go and how they want to get there.

There is a need for passionate, educated, hard-working youth in Northern B.C.’s local government sector. The current workforce is ageing out and the reserves of community volunteers are burning out. This creates unique opportunities for both graduates and communities alike.

Northern Development’s internship programs were created to help the region’s top-performing youth find ways to stay in the region they call home (71% of our interns grew up in Northern B.C.). They are ready for this new definition of success. They want to serve their region in a real, on-the-ground way. Northern Development internships allow recent graduates to gain the experience they need to land rewarding careers in communities where they can make a difference.