Indigenous Interns

Ontario Public Service
Sudbury, Toronto and Kenora
$51,000 to $61,000
Closing date
Jun 6, 2022

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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 Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

Human Resources Intern (Job ID 180221) - 159 Cedar Street, Sudbury
Joining a dynamic Human Resources team, you will work on a variety of programs and initiatives in areas such as labour relations, talent management, inclusion, employee engagement and recognition, health and safety, and performance management. You will conduct research, analyze data, and assist with projects and issues management. This is an opportunity to build your HR knowledge and skills, and you will have a mentor to assist in maximizing your assignment.

Northern Development Intern (Job ID 180223) - 810 Roberston Street , Kenora
Are you looking to learn about economic development program services and to assist with the delivery of economic development programs? Join our Kenora team of Northern Development Advisors in delivering economic development programs and services to municipalities, First Nations, Indigenous peoples, businesses and industry. Apply your communication, presentation, financial and project management skills to advance both economic and business development projects in the region. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Ministry and the Ontario Public Service, through participating in various committees and working/project groups. The successful candidate will have the support of a professional and welcoming team, a supportive manager to ensure your success and development, and you will be assigned a mentor who will help in your professional growth.

Strategic Services Intern (Job ID 180225) - 933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury
Showcase and expand your strong project management and policy analysis skills in this unique opportunity with the Mines and Minerals Division of the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team to assist in the development of a wide range of programs, policies and strategic initiatives related to the divisional goal to support prosperous and sustainable economic growth in Ontario's mineral exploration and mining sector. The successful candidate will have the support of a professional and welcoming team, a hands-on manager to ensure your success and development, and you will be assigned a mentor who will help in your professional growth.

Project Management Intern- Program and Service Delivery (Job ID 180803) - 33 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury
In the Mining Lands Section of the Information and Lands Branch, you will work with staff in the Data Management Unit, Technical Services Unit, and Land Tenure and Assessment Unit to manage Ontario's Crown Lands and related land tenure for mining purposes, within the regulatory framework of the Mining Act. This includes prospector licensing, assessment work, land disposition, and mining tax policy and collection. The branch oversees the Mining Lands Administration System, including prospector and mining claim registration, and administration of claim holder activities.

Indigenous Affairs Project Intern (Job ID 180395) - 933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury

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.

Program and Service Delivery Intern (Job ID 180226) -159 Cedar St., Sudbury (flexible Northern Ontario locations)
In the Transportation, Trade and Investment Branch you will support ongoing projects in the ministry's Transportation Infrastructure and Trade, Investment and Marketing Units. This position will also support specific projects in either unit by providing analysis and research support to subject matter experts and partner provincial ministries delivering on the branch's mandate.

Project Coordinator Intern (Job ID 180242) - 933 Ramsay Lake Road and 3767 Hwy 69 South, Sudbury
Join our dynamic team where you will provide project planning and implementation support to the ministry's Indigenous initiatives related to Indigenous awareness programming, economic development, and the mineral sector.

Ministry of Energy

Policy Interns (Job ID 180251) - 2 positions at 77 Grenville Street, Toronto
Showcase and expand your strong policy analysis and stakeholder engagement skills in this unique opportunity with the Ministry of Energy where you will have the support of a professional and welcoming team, to ensure your success, development, and professional growth. You will provide project management support and apply your research, analytical and communication skills by assisting on projects and diverse work within our ministry; and participating on various committees and working/project groups.

Communications Intern (Job ID 180259) - 77 Grenville Street, Toronto
Working within the Communications Services Branch, you will assist in the ministry's communications, enabling you to gain experience in areas such as marketing, media relations, multi-media campaigns, issues analysis, stakeholder engagement, graphic design and digital media applications

How to Apply

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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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