City : Vancouver
Category : Other
Industry : Government
Employer : BC Public Service
BC Public Service Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP)
Indigenous Youth Intern Grid 13 - Full-Time
Internships will begin on September 8, 2020 and end on August 31, 2021.
Internships may be located in Vancouver, Victoria or multiple communities around the Province of BC, depending on positions and operational requirements.
Relocation and travel expenses will not apply.
An eligibility list may be established.
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.
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 14th 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 areas you may be working in 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 IndigenousYouthInternshipProgram@gov.bc.ca.
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 or under as of September 8, 2020.
• Currently reside in British Columbia.
• Grade 12 graduation as of March 2020, 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:
o Youth representative on a youth council
o Community governance
o Organizing your community’s participation in large events/gatherings
o Co-ordinating cultural events
o Board member for an organization
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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the posting.
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: IndigenousYouthInternshipProgram@gov.bc.ca.
For assistance creating an applicant profile and uploading your resume/cover letter for this opportunity please contact Amanda Horncastle: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca.
If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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: Two Completed Reference Forms are required to be considered for the Program. Reference Forms must be completed by members of the Indigenous community holding roles such as: Supervisors, teachers, instructors or professors, coaches, or leaders such as Chiefs, Councillors, Elders, Youth Council Representatives, etc.
• Official IYIP Reference Forms are in the attached Job Profile document.
• Send your two completed Reference Forms along with the reference contact to Taylor Devine, Program Administrator by email to IndigenousYouthInternshipProgram@gov.bc.ca.
PLEASE ONLY SEND TWO COMPLETED REFERENCE FORMS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. (DO NOT SEND YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.)
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