Aboriginal Youth Internship Program

Aboriginal Youth Internship Program

Eligibility

To apply, you must

  • Be Aboriginal (First Nations status or non-status, Métis, Inuit)
  • Be 29 years of age or under as of Sept 5, 2017
  • Reside in B.C.
  • Have your Grade 12 education (must possess your GED or Dogwood at the time of application) and some post-secondary education, or an equivalent combination of education and work/life experience
  • Demonstrate leadership potential through your work or volunteer experience
  • Have knowledge of Aboriginal governments and organizations such as First Nations Band Councils, BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Métis Nation BC, or other provincial and urban organizations such as the BC Association of Friendship Centres, youth councils or associations

2017 Timelines

  • March – April, 2017: Applications accepted
  • April 14, 2017: Job posting closed
  • June 2017: Shortlisted applicants are interviewed
  • July 2017: Successful applicants are notified
  • Sept 5, 2017: First day of internship
  • Sept 5 – 8, 2017: Orientation week

Apply to Be an Intern

The job posting for year 11 is now open and can be viewed here. Potential applicants can apply until April 14, 2017. You will be required to submit your

  • Application form
  • Résumé
  • Cover letter
  • Two reference forms filled by a hereditary, elected or other leader of the Aboriginal community (i.e. Elder, teacher, coach, youth, Aboriginal organization or post-secondary aboriginal department)
  • One reference contact from a past employer or volunteer position

Applications from previous years are not kept on file—you must submit a new application each year you apply.