Foundation / Corporation
Northern Development Initiative Trust
Grants of up to $55,000 to British Columbia First Nation governments in eligible regions to host interns, and internships to Canada undergraduate and graduate students to work for a First Nation government. Funding is intended to give students valuable career experience while supporting capacity building and succession preparation for smaller, Indigenous communities. Funding is intended for Fist Nation governments in the Northern Development region. Priority will be given to qualified Indigenous post-secondary graduate applicants.
The internship program objectives are:
One internship program goal is to provide insight into the wide range of careers available within First Nations government. This includes opportunities in management and administration, corporate services, planning and development services, environmental services, finance, human resource, public works, external relations and membership engagement, health, education, and economic development.
The host First Nations government and intern can expect support throughout the internship.
GrantWatch ID#: 183278
A maximum of four internship positions are available.
Host First Nations are eligible to receive a grant up to $55,000 under the internship program. The intern will receive a base salary of $45,000 for the 12-month placement. In addition to base salary, the First Nations government is required to pay statutory benefits which includes CPP, EI premiums and 4% vacation pay (or provide vacation days).
Interns who are relocating to a new community may be provided a housing allowance of between $5,000 - $10,000, dependent on local vacancy rates and rental costs.
The program is designed to provide 12 months of training for each intern. The program starts at the beginning of May and ends April 30th the following year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Host First Nations Governments interested in hosting an intern must submit a completed application form with all supplementary materials to email@example.com
Questions may be directed to the email address above, or to:
Northern Development Initiative Trust
301-1268 Fifth Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 3L2
For information on the Northern Developments Region, click here: https://www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/about/ndit-service-region/
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