Indigenous Youth Intern Program (IYIP)

BC Public Service Agency
Multiple Locations

Internships may be located in Vancouver, Victoria or multiple communities around the Province of BC.

Indigenous Youth Intern Program (IYIP)

$48,770.29 annually effective Apr. 11, 2021 $26.7051 hourly effective Apr. 11, 2021

Gain valuable experience through this award-winning program

When you take on the role as an Indigenous Youth Intern, with the award-winning Indigenous Youth Internship Program, the experience can provide you with an opportunity that you’ll never forget. Find out more about the program, its people, and successes, and submit your application before the deadline.  You will learn many aspects of public service and provincial government processes, participate in workshops across the province, develop your leadership and professional skills and create a path for your future education and career development.

The Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP) will launch its 15th year in the public service this September. The one-year opportunity – led by the BC Public Service Agency – welcomes exceptional Indigenous youth ages 19-29 and supports you through:
• Nine months of work in a ministry.
• Three months of work at an Indigenous organization in BC. 

We are looking for Indigenous youth who communicate well, have strong writing and research skills, embrace learning opportunities, enjoy new challenges, and are engaged in their Indigenous, youth or academic communities. For complete details on this opportunity, please review the attached job profile.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact

Eligibility requirements for the Indigenous Youth Internship Program: 

  • Due to nature of the program and in accordance with Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, only people of Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) will be considered.
  • 19 to 29 years of age or under as of September 1, 2021.
  • Currently reside in British Columbia.
  • Grade 12 graduation as of March 2021, or equivalent with some post-secondary education, or equivalent with a combination of work, life, community, education and/or experience as noted below.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential, either through work, community or volunteer experience, for example:
    • Youth representative on a youth council
    • Community governance
    • Organizing your community’s participation in large events/gatherings
    • Co-ordinating cultural events
    • Board member for an organization.

For more information and to apply online by May 31, 2021, please go to: