Internship program acknowledged with award

June 29, 2016


On June 22nd, Northern Development CEO Janine North accepted a Distinguished Partnership Award on behalf of the Trust for the internship program from the Local Government Management Association (LGMA). The award was given as a combined award with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in recognition of the collaborative delivery of the Trust’s internship program.

Northern Development internship placements are offered to the best and the brightest university graduates in the region. Of the 70 internships that Northern Development has placed throughout the North since 2009, 88% were filled with graduates of UNBC. This year, all eight interns are recent UNBC graduates with degrees ranging from English to Health Sciences (Meet The Interns to learn more).

Bringing energy, passion and capacity to the North in the form of interns is no easy feat. This program would not be possible without our partnerships with both local governments and UNBC. We are proud to share this award with them.