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Indigenous Internship Opportunities

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Author pmnationtalk
Date May 8, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Ontario Public Service
Location Toronto, ON
Category Admin / Office
Client Day Communications
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Indigenous Internship Opportunities


Experience working in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) – grow your future.

The OPS is dedicated to recruiting and advancing top talent while building a diverse public service that is reflective of Ontario’s population and communities. These exciting opportunities offer recent Indigenous post-secondary graduates the opportunity to develop their careers and gain valuable work experience with one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

Bring your knowledge, experience and perspectives to the Ontario Public Service. 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. The ministry has immediate opportunities for interns in the following roles:

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines:

We’re looking for a motivated professional to join our dynamic team to provide project management support and apply your research, analytical, and communication skills to advance reconciliation initiatives in our ministry.

You will participate on dynamic work teams, engage ministry and external stakeholders, and undertake self-guided research to assist in the development of policies, programs and initiatives supporting Mineral Exploration and Development Sector prosperity.

The successful candidate will provide support to the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) Program Unit team in policy development, program review, planning and delivery activities; in supporting process evaluation and reengineering; and in carrying-out projects

Join our dynamic team where you will provide project management and coordination, and apply your organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills to advance Indigenous awareness initiatives.

Join the Strategic Policy and Analytics Branch where you will support the team in providing analysis, advice, liaison and policy development on energy issues, which require consultation with other provincial ministries and levels of government. The branch also provides central strategic policy advice for the ministry and works to promote policy integration and coordination.

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs:

The intern would gain policy development experience by applying research and analysis skills on a range of emerging policy areas. Work will involve leading and supporting project, partnering with ministries, and engaging external partners on diverse issues ranging from economic and natural resource development to regulating commodities and environmental protection.

The successful candidate will be working with our research and assessment, negotiation, and implementation teams to analyze Ontario’s land claims process and identify opportunities for ongoing improvements, consistent with government priorities.

Join our team where you will support the branch on issues related to lowering the prevalence of violence against Indigenous women and girls; and, to work on the delivery of transfer payment programs that fund Indigenous communities, organizations and businesses on areas of social and economic development.

Come gain valuable policy work experience related to Indigenous Affairs Office operational consultation guidance to support ministries’ informational needs and requests; and, emergency and social emergency preparedness and response in partnership with First Nations.

Note: These temporary positions are contracts of up to 12 months in duration.

How do I qualify?


For all positions:

  • You must have graduated from a college or university, with a degree, diploma or post-graduate certificate, within the past 5 years.
  • You must be an Indigenous person (i.e. First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

For job-specific details, including salary, position duties and full qualifications, and to apply online, by May 31, 2019, visit and enter the applicable Job ID number in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

Note: View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Indigenous Self-Identification

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.


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