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BC Public Service

Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP)

27 minutes ago
48,770 per year
Posting Title
Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP)

Position Classification
Indigenous Youth Intern Prog


Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range
$48,770.20 annually OR $26.7051 hourly

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary (Internship)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> BC Public Service Agency

Ministry Branch / Division
Diversity and Inclusion/People and Organizational Development

Job Summary

BC Public Service Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP)
Indigenous Youth Intern Grid 13

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 1, 2022and end on August 31, 2023.
Internships may be located in Vancouver, Victoria or multiple communities around the Province of BC, depending on positions and operational requirements.
All BC Public Service offices are in compliance with safety guidelines related to Covid-19. Some positions may temporarily be performed virtually until physical distancing advisories are lifted.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

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 16th year in the public service this September. The one-year opportunity - led by the BC Public Service Agency - welcomes exceptional Indigenous youth ages 18-29, 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 .

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.
•18to 29 years of ageas of September 1, 2022.
•Currently reside in British Columbia.
•Grade 12 graduation as of March 2022, 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

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: .

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: 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, Councilors, Elders, Youth Council Representatives, etc.
•An official IYIP Reference Form is attached to this posting, or you can find it here .
•Send your two completed Reference Forms along with the reference contact to Sam Dovell, Program Administrator, by email to .

Job Category
Education and Training