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Employer Information Package

 Checklist of Activities – Employer  
To participate as an employer in the Indigenous Intern Leadership Program, please complete the following steps.  Please contact Patrick Brennan, Special Advisor to the President at with any questions.

CREATE PROFILE: Create account on CareerVIU  at Employer Registration.  You will receive a notice from Vancouver Island University once your account has been activated.

POST AN INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Login to CareerVIU to submit your job posting.
This will include:
  • Job Title
  • Job Description
  • Qualifications, Skills and Requirements
  • Wage / Salary
  • Diploma/Degree/Area of Study
  • Employer Profile / Additional Information
  • Job Location(s)
  • Additional Supports Provided

SURVEYS & CHECK-INS: During the course of the internship placement, VIU will conduct online surveys and check-ins – to be completed after:
  • Six months
  • 1 year
  • 1.5 years
  • 2 years
  • Online Surveys
  • Check-ins will be conducted via Skype, phone calls and/or site visits with senior project manager. Questions to guide conversations will be open-ended in nature and are in development.
ANNUAL GATHERING: Once per year participating Employers and Interns will assemble for a day to connect and learn more from First Nation Leaders and CEOs about business, governance, leadership and reconciliation. This will help to determine how Interns are doing in their employment. It will also be a valuable tool for everyone to provide feedback to the program and reflect on learning. The information gathered from this will contribute to the final report.

If you have any questions about the program and process, please feel free to get in touch by emailing Patrick Brennan at or visit  You may also contact Cheryl Maitland Muir at the Business Council of British Columbia at