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BC Public Service

Equity Internship Program

Posting Title
Equity Internship Program

Position Classification
Equity Internship


Work Options

Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA
Hope, BC V0X 1L0 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
As of April 7, 2024 $59,015.56 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Social Dev & Poverty Reduction

Ministry Branch / Division

Job Summary

Help create a ministry where everyone feels like they belong.

TheMinistry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction(SDPR)is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to ensure all employees contribute in meaningful ways, bring their full self to work and celebrate their differences. The Ministry focuses on reducing poverty, creating opportunities, and increasing inclusion. The ministry provides strategic leadership and quality services that empower British Columbians to share in the province's prosperity, with a vision to participate fully in their community and to reach their full potential.

TheEquity Internship Program (EIP)is a12-month internship program for those that identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, Two-Spirit, and/or other community members (LGBTQ2S+).

The goals of theEIPare to:
  • Encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ people to consider careers within SDPR
  • Recruit a more representative workforce
  • Support the development of leadership skills for BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ people
  • Help address social and economic barriers that exist for BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ people

The interns will work in one of four teams:
  • Inclusion, Diversity and Cultural Safety
  • Strategic Human Resources
  • Children and Family Development Product
  • Prevention and Loss Management Services

  • The timeline for the hiring process is:

    May to June
    • Early May: EIP team reviews applications
    • Mid - May: Selected applicants complete a written assignment
    • Early June: EIP team marks assignments
    • Mid to late June: Selected applicants take part in interviews and their references are contacted

    July to August
    • Mid - July: Selected applicants complete a criminal record check
    • Late July: Selected applicants receive letters about their employment

    • September 3 - 6, 2024: EIP team hosts orientation week for interns
    • September 9, 2024: Interns join their work teams

    Please see the attached Job Profiles for specifics about the divisions and teams.

    Job Requirements:
    • Self-identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ2S+
    • Currently live in BC
    • Secondary school graduation or equivalent (for example, GED)
    • Two years related experience and demonstrated leadership potential

    Related experience may be gained through work, community or volunteer opportunities and may include:
    • Managing projects or project components
    • Supporting the design, delivery, and/or evaluation of projects or programs
    • Searching, gathering, and examining information and summarizing the research findings
    • Developing presentations, and/or support materials for meetings or events
    • Organizing and prioritizing your and/or other people's work
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered

    For questions regarding these positions, please contact .

    About this Position:
    We have four (4) full-time temporary opportunities from September 2024 until August 2025. Applicants may choose to apply for up to four positions. Please note that there will be a separate assignment and interview scheduled for each position within the same timeframe.

    This position can be based in any Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (SDPR) office. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.

    Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 5 days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.

    Working for the BC Public Service:
    The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

    The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

    With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career.Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer .

    How to Apply:
    Your application (both resume and questionnaire) must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

    In this application, you will be asked to submit an online resume and complete a multiple-choice questionnaire.

    Our team is committed to making the application process equitable. If you have any questions or need an accommodation, please email Jaclyn Sadler at .

    Some possible accommodations may include submitting your resume and/or questionnaire in an alternative way.

    For more information about accommodations, visit the Canadian Human Rights Commissions FAQs .

    Cover Letter: NO- Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

    Resume: YES- Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

    Questionnaire: YES- You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

    Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

    Additional Information:
    A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required. Note: If a previous record exists, this does not automatically exclude the applicant.

    Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

    Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

    Job Category
    Social Services, Students
    Community and Social Services