Request for Expressions of Interest

Request for Expressions of Interest
from BC Aboriginal Organizations
to Host an Aboriginal Youth Intern for Summer 2016

The Aboriginal Youth Internship Program is seeking Expressions of Interest from BC Aboriginal Organizations that can provide supportive, educational and meaningful work placements for Aboriginal Youth Interns for a three month period (May30, 2016– August 31, 2016). The Intern’s salary is paid by the provincial government during their work placement in the selected BC Aboriginal Organizations.

Aboriginal Youth Interns have a wide variety of skills and abilities that will benefit Aboriginal Organizations, including: youth engagement practices, project management, research, conference and event coordination, policy analysis and development, strategic planning, communications, website and manual development, community liaison, and other specific skill sets based on education and experience. In addition, Aboriginal Youth Interns bring valuable knowledge of provincial government programs and processes based on their nine month placements in Ministries across government which will be of benefit to Aboriginal organizations. The placements in Aboriginal Organizations can be special organizational roles that involve work on specific projects or programs, include job shadowing opportunities, meeting, conference, and event coordination/attendance, other developmental opportunities or a combination of these. Interns are seeking structured placements that offer interesting opportunities to assist, learn, and grow as emerging professionals and leaders.

If your Aboriginal organization is interested in hosting an Aboriginal Youth Intern this summer, please complete the Expression of Interest 2016 template attached to this email, and submit it by the deadline of February 16, 2016. All organizations that submit Expressions of Interest will be informed of the outcome by mid-April, 2016. Selected organizations will be matched with a qualified Aboriginal Youth Intern whose interests, goals, experience and qualifications best match the internship positions available.

Important Dates for Aboriginal Organization Placements
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: February 16, 2016
Aboriginal Organizations informed of outcome: mid-April 2016
Internship Placement begins: May 30, 2016
Internships Placement ends: August 31, 2016

Submitting form by Email
Please submit the completed Expression of Interest 2016 template by EMAIL to Program Administrator, Aboriginal Youth Internship Program no later than February 16, 2016.
• PHONE: 250-387-0460
• FAX: 250-387-0749

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