Indigenous Internship Program
The Indigenous Internship Program (IIP) is a 12-month paid internship program designed to provide recent Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) post-secondary graduates with the opportunity to gain professional-level work experience and a pathway through which they can build and develop transferable skills that can be used to gain sustained employment in their field of choice.
You must self-identify as an Indigenous person to be eligible for this program. The term Indigenous refers to individuals who identify as being descended from the original inhabitants (the first peoples) of what is now known as Canada. In this context, Indigenous people are First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit.
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to building a workforce that reflects the communities it serves and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful, and equitable workplace. To enable this commitment and advance broader organizational objectives, this dedicated internship has been created for eligible applicants who self-identify as an Indigenous person. As part of the application process, all applicants must respond to a self-attestation. Applicants who do not self-identify as Indigenous or who choose not to identify will not be eligible.
What makes working in the Ontario Public Service great
Working in the public service has real meaning and impact on the lives of Ontarians. What we do matters, and you can grow your career here. From economic growth to health and social justice, we offer career opportunities in multiple disciplines and business areas to match your passion. Our strength is the diversity of our people and the ideas we generate. We value trust, fairness, diversity, creativity, collaboration and excellence. We are committed to be an employer of first choice.
OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-public-service-anti-racism-policy > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ops-inclusion-diversity-blueprint > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code < http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.
What can I expect to do in this role?
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (1 position hybrid/work from home and at 1 Stone Road, Guelph)
Environmental Management Branch
Join the Environmental Management Branch and work with a diversity of partners to support the sustainable management of land and resources within the agri-food sector and learn first-hand about the coordination, operation, and delivery of agri-environmental programs. This internship will provide the unique opportunity to work with internal and external partners to achieve the branch’s mission of protecting and enhancing our soil, water, and air by promoting sustainable practices and programs to the agriculture and food sectors. You’ll have the opportunity to support critical research, education and outreach initiatives that help to encourage behaviour change across Ontario’s diverse farm communities and help staff engage with several First Nation communities and representatives to provide Indigenous names for some soil series in the province.
Location: Guelph (hybrid)
How do I qualify?
• You must have graduated, or will complete the requirements to graduate, with a degree, diploma, or post-graduate certificate from a recognized or legally authorized post-secondary institution within the last five years of May 2018-June 2023.
• You must self-identify as an Indigenous person. The term Indigenous refers to individuals who identify as being descended from the original inhabitants (the first peoples) of what is now known as Canada. In this context, Indigenous people are First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit.
• You must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Indigenous Self-Identification
< https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n1DoNKIvSnqJD3ggMN56IMveZNNgHqEa/view >
Research and analytical skills:
• You understand research practices to source communication information, identify trends, assess opportunities and draft/present findings.
• You have analytical, reasoning and evaluation skills to assess communication requirements, evaluate options, and identify alternative approaches.
• You can provide research support to projects and branch initiatives, as well as identify trends to support the development of evidence-based findings and recommendations.
• You can gather and analyze information to support the development of recommendations and resolutions to issues.
• You can interpret and apply legislation, policies, processes and procedures.
• You can assess the impact of new, revised or proposed processes to improve program delivery and/or services.
• You can prepare and present various documents (i.e., presentations, reports, summaries).
• You can write and edit materials that reflect intended tone, style and messaging and clearly and concisely communicate information to your audience.
• You can establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
• You have demonstrated written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
• You have demonstrated the ability to consult with various stakeholders.
Interpersonal and teamwork skills:
• You can establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
• You can participate in, and contribute to, working groups, committees and project teams.
Planning and organizational skills:
• You can plan, organize, and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing deadlines.
• You can identify contentious issues and recommend solutions.
• You can recognize complex issues needing to be referred to senior staff.
• You are proficient in common software applications such as word-processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications to draft documents and reports, prepare presentations and conduct analysis.
• You are proficient in digital media applications and graphic design methods (asset).
Salary Range: $59,195 – $81,920 Per Year
· 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region
· This temporary internship position is a 12-month contract starting approximately August 2023.
• The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition, and the results from this competition, may be used in identifiable format by designated representatives in the OPS to fill other internship opportunities in the OPS, and public sector organizations where the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) provides administrative services.
• In order to meet the program goals and ensure that our recruitment practices are fair, open, and transparent, it is necessary that only those applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are considered for this internship.
• Personal information collected in this attestation will contribute to efforts in building a more diverse, inclusive, and accessible OPS. Information collected in this attestation will be retained by the Internships Unit, Treasury Board Secretariat and will be used to determine your qualifications for this program. Additionally, information collected in this attestation will be reported in a de-identified format to the Indigenous Equity Branch for the purposes of tracking the enterprise-wide hiring and retention of Indigenous persons and assessing recruitment and retention priorities for Indigenous staff in the OPS. All information will be protected in accordance with the principles of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
• The Government of Ontario is an equal opportunity employer and has a legal duty to accommodate under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario’s Human Rights Code. If you have any questions about this attestation or require accommodation to complete this attestation, please contact the Internships Unit at email@example.com.
• Please do not provide more personal information than what is asked of you. For example, do not include your social insurance number, photograph, or banking information, etc., with your application. We strongly encourage you not to provide us with information beyond that which is requested in the job posting.
Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 199455, by Wednesday, June 21, 2023. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for 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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