Employers must be willing to meet the following program requirements:
To be eligible to apply for an internship through this initiative, internship candidates must:
Contact the Career Services department at your University to discuss your eligibility and to obtain assistance with job application documents. Once you are prepared to begin your employment search, email Patrick.Brennan@viu.ca to advise him that you are ready to get involved in the program. Patrick will provide you with the information needed to proceed to the next steps in program application.
Please be aware that during the program application process you may be asked to share the following documents:
As an employer looking to hire an Indigenous Intern, how do I participate?Please contact Patrick Brennan, Special Advisor to the President, Vancouver Island University at: email@example.com to discuss your organization and internship opportunity eligibility. Patrick will provide you with the information required to complete the program application process and instructions on how to post your employment opportunities for participating graduates.
Through the working group formed and chaired by Vancouver Island University with post-secondary institutions in British Columbia, quarterly conference calls will be held and the group will be used as the platform through which intern positions and other updates on the program are shared.Vancouver Island University will also work closely with the Business Council of British Columbia and the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations to promote the program and identify new intern positions.
Expectations of interns
Expectations of employers
Vancouver Island University is available to provide support and guidance to both the employer as necessary.
Once per year participating employers and interns will assemble for a day to connect and learn from First Nation Leaders and CEOs about business, governance, leadership and reconciliation. This will contribute to the interns’ professional development experience and build an expanded network of young Indigenous business leaders. It will also be a valuable tool for everyone to provide feedback to the program and reflect on learning