Funding Program Video – Planning Internships

In 2014, Northern Development launched a local government planning internship program as a pilot project to augment the Trust’s existing local government management internships. Northern Development worked with the Province of British Columbia, local governments and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) to hire six planning graduates to assist communities with their municipal planning needs, ensuring that service providers are prepared to meet the infrastructure, health, safety and social service demands of northern communities as they arise. The interns assisted local governments with reviewing and updating Official Community Plans and anticipating future infrastructure needs in light of major industrial developments proposed in the northwest and other areas of northern B.C.