The Indigenous Youth Internship Program is seeking Expressions of Interest from BC Indigenous Organizations that can provide supportive, educational and meaningful work placements for Indigenous Youth Interns for a three-month period (June 1, 2020 – August 28, 2020). The Intern’s salary is paid by the provincial government during their work placement in the selected BC Indigenous Organizations.

Indigenous Youth Interns have a wide variety of skills and abilities to offer Indigenous 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, Indigenous Youth Interns bring valuable knowledge of provincial government programs and processes based on their nine-month placements in Ministries across government.

The placements in Indigenous 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 Indigenous organization is interested in hosting an Indigenous Youth Intern this summer, please complete the Expression of Interest 2020 template attached to this email and submit it by the deadline of February 21, 2020. All organizations that submit Expressions of Interest will be informed of the outcome by mid-April, 2020. Selected organizations will be matched with a qualified Indigenous Youth Intern whose interests, goals, experience and qualifications best match the internship positions available.

Important Dates for Indigenous Organization Placements

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: February 21, 2020

Indigenous Organizations informed of outcome: mid-April 2020

Internship Placement begins: June 1, 2020

Internships Placement ends: August 28, 2020


 Submitting form by Email

Please submit the completed Expression of Interest 2019 template by EMAIL to Program Administrator, Indigenous Youth Internship Program no later than February 21, 2020


For more program information, please see our program website: or contact:

  • Taylor Devine, Program Administrator at 250-217-8235
  • Stephanie Peter, Acting Program Lead at 250 216-4337


Thank you for your support of this important program for Indigenous Youth in BC!