First Nations Government Paid Internship
Northern Development Initiative Trust, in partnership with the Department of Indigenous Services Canada, has established the First Nations Government Internship Program. This program allows rural, Indigenous communities to recruit and retain talented young professionals.
The program prepares young people for a career in First Nations government, while supporting capacity building and succession preparation for smaller, Indigenous communities. The internship program provides funding for central and northern First Nations governments or Tribal Councils to host and mentor an intern for a 12-month period starting in May. Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous post-secondary graduate applicants.
Host First Nations governments vary from year to year. Each of the below organizations are approved after submitting a comprehensive application to host a Northern Development intern for 12 months:
Lytton First Nation
McLeod Lake Indian Band
Williams Lake Indian Band
Please see attached PDF Posting for full details on eligibility, salary, and how to apply.
Learn more about the opportunity through the perspective of one of our interns, Sam Harris who spent a year working with the Kitselas First Nation.