Indigenous Internship Program – Apply here for 2023 opportunities! 

Apply By:Monday, April 3, 2023, 11:59 pm EDT
Organization: Various MinistriesDivision: Various Division and Branches across the OPS
City: Any City
Job Term: Temporary (internship contracts of up to 12 months)
Job Code: Not Available – Not Available
Salary: Not Available* (select individual job ad below for details)
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

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Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 193787

Consider a rewarding internship with the Ontario Public Service!
The Indigenous Internship Program (IIP) is a 12-month paid internship program designed to provide recent Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) post-secondary graduates, with the opportunity to gain professional level work experience and a pathway through which they can build and develop transferable skills that can be used to gain sustained employment in their field of choice. You will be working with a team of engaged professionals and dedicated leaders, you’ll take the next step in your career in a dynamic environment that provides opportunities for personal growth, competitive salary, mentorship, learning and development opportunities, and work-life balance.

What makes working in the Ontario Public Service great
Working in the public service has real meaning and impact on the lives of Ontarians. What we do matters, and you can grow your career here. From economic growth to health and social justice, we offer career opportunities in multiple disciplines and business areas to match your passion. Our strength is the diversity of our people and the ideas we generate. We value trust, fairness, diversity, creativity, collaboration and excellence. We are committed to be an employer of first choice.

Click on the job types below to learn more and to APPLY TODAY!
OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace. We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

We offer a variety of internships in diverse career fields. Click on the Job Types below to see the full job ad and to APPLY TODAY!Note: each job ad may have a different application deadline. Be sure to submit an application before the closing date indicated on each ad.

Financial Management
Financial Management Intern (Ministry of Northern Development)
Business and Financial Planning Intern (Cabinet Office) Communications
Communications Intern (Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing)
Communications Intern (Cabinet Office) Human Resources
Human Resources Intern (Cabinet Office) Policy Development
Policy Intern (Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ministry of Mines)
Policy Intern (Cabinet Office) Program and Service Delivery
Program and Service Delivery Intern (Ministry of Northern Development, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing) Project Management
Project Coordinator Intern (Ministry of Mines) Indigenous Relations & Specialized Fields
Indigenous Affairs Project Intern (Ministry of Mines)
Strategic Services Intern (Ministry of Mines) 

To apply, click on the job types above to see the full job ad and submit an application.How do I qualify? 

General Program Eligibility Criteria

You must meet the mandatory eligibility criteria by the first day of employment.

  • In order to be eligible for the Indigenous Internship Program, you must self-identify as an Indigenous person. The term Indigenous refers to individuals who identify as being descended from the original inhabitants (the first peoples) of what is now known as Canada. In this context, Indigenous people are First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit.
  • The Indigenous Internship Program is open to all Indigenous applicants who have graduated or will complete the requirements to graduate with a degree, diploma or post-graduate certificate from a recognized or legally authorized post-secondary institution in the last five years (May 2018-June 2023).
  • You must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • You must be a resident of Ontario during the term of employment.

Note: certain position may have additional eligibility requirements based on the nature of the role. Please refer to the specific job ad for details.For more information about the Indigenous Internship Program, please visit the Indigenous Internship Program webpage. 
Other Student and New Graduate Opportunities
We offer a variety of summer jobs in diverse career fields. See what summer opportunities are currently available!Also, check out all the other student and new professional opportunities offered within the Ontario Public Service. 
Additional Information: Address:

  • Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 12 months, Any City, Anywhere in Ontario

 Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Schedule: N/A
Category: Internships
Posted on: Monday, March 6, 2023
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