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BC Public Service

Grid 15 - Indigenous Youth Internship Program

Abbotsford, BC
6 days ago
Posting Title
Grid 15 - Indigenous Youth Internship Program

Position Classification
Indigenous Youth Intern Prog


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
$57,296.54 annually or $2,196.17 Bi-Weekly

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary (Internship)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> BC Public Service Agency

Ministry Branch / Division

Job Summary

Gain valuable experience through this award-winning program

When you take on the role as an Indigenous Youth Intern, with the award-winning Indigenous Youth Internship Program , the experience can provide you with an opportunity that you'll never forget. Find out more about the program, its people, and successes, and submit your application before the deadline. You will learn many aspects of public service and provincial government processes, participate in workshops across the province, develop your leadership and professional skills, and create a path for your future education and career development.

The Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP) will launch its 17th year in the public service this September. The one-year opportunity - led by the BC Public Service Agency - welcomes exceptional Indigenous youth ages 19-29 and supports you through:
•Nine months of work in a ministry
•Three months of work at an Indigenous organization in BC

An opportunity like no other:

The program is designed to support Indigenous youth in developing their leadership skills through on-the-job experience, a strong peer network, supportive colleagues, dedicated program employees, and IYIP-specific activities.

We have many placements available in ministries across the province. Some of the exciting work you may be involved in could include:
•Ministry specific projects and work assignments;
•Indigenous Project Development;
•Policy analysis and development;
•Indigenous Youth engagement;
•Indigenous Community liaison;
•Event and conference coordination;
•Program delivery; and
•Communications and community development projects.

We are looking for Indigenous youth who communicate well, have strong writing and research skills, embrace learning opportunities, enjoy new challenges, and are engaged in their Indigenous, youth or academic communities. For complete details on this opportunity, please review the attached job profile.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact .

Eligibility requirements for the Indigenous Youth Internship Program:
•Due to nature of the program and in accordance with Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, only people of Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) will be considered
•19 to 29 years of age as of September 1, 2023
•Currently reside in British Columbia
•Grade 12 graduation as of March 2023, or equivalent with some post-secondary education, or equivalent with a combination of work, life, community, education and/or experience as noted below
•Demonstrated leadership potential, either through work, community or volunteer experience, for example:
oYouth representative on a youth council
oCommunity governance
oOrganizing your community's participation in large events/gatherings
oCo-ordinating cultural events
oBoard member for an organization
o Coaching in sport

About this Position:

Due to nature of the program and in accordance with Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, only people of Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) will be considered.

Internships will begin on September 5, 2023,and end on August 31, 2024

Internships may be located in multiple communities around the Province of BC, depending on positions and operational requirements.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 from home a few days a 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.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Helpful Hints for Applying:
•For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MYHR website.
•After you have created your applicant profile, please ensure you save your username and password for future use.
•It is recommended you create your resume and cover letter using a plain text format (the system will not accept an attached word or PDF document). Alternatively, you can copy or save your resume and cover letter into a text file (.txt).
•To review the Frequently Asked Questions on the Internship Program please click here .
•You can find the required Reference form in the attached Job Profile.

For questions about program specific application requirements (e.g. reference forms, ministry placement choices, competition updates) please contact: .

For assistance creating an applicant profile and uploading your resume/cover letter for this opportunity please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit STEPS 1, 2 & 3 via the online application process:
STEP1: A Resume - 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;

STEP2: Online Questionnaire - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

STEP3: A Cover Letter that clearly identifies:
1.Your Indigenous affiliation;
2.Your interest in participating in the program;
3.Year of high school graduation or equivalent with some post-secondary education, or equivalent work, life and education experience;
4.Include your top three preferred Ministries, areas of interest, your preferred work locations and if you have the ability to relocate within the province. To view a list of provincial ministries, please click here .
5.The name and contact number of a past employment and/or volunteer reference.

STEP 4:Onereference form filled by a member of an Indigenous community you are connected to i.e., Elder, teacher, coach, youth worker, Indigenous organization or post-secondary Indigenous department, urban organization, or Friendship Centre, hereditary or elected Chief or leader.

One reference form filled out by a past employer or volunteer position.

•An official IYIP Reference Form is attached to this posting.
•Send your two completed Reference Forms along with the reference contact to Amber Frost, Program Administrator by email to .

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

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