Aboriginal Youth Internship Program

Position title
Aboriginal Youth Intern
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
1,501 to 2,000
How long was your work term?
12 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Victoria, British Columbia
Work industry
Public Sector
No post Secondary education required

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Very impressed
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Very helpful
Was your work challenging and engaging?
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Very helpful
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

The safe and supported inclusion of Indigenous youth in the BC Public Service. We were supported in being our full selves, and encouraged to share our knowledge and worldview in a safe and supported environment. There are regular opportunities to share what challenges are being faced and you are supported through these challenges.

What did you like least about your internship/co-op?


Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

They are the 'Dream Team' for a reason - they do an incredible job!

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Like family
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

Amazing office environment at my placement.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Company gym Employee discounts/rewards Flex time Public transit subsidy Work from home

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Recommendation Cultural fit
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

As an indigenous person, you may not think that the BC government is a good fit for you, but I encourage you to do the AYIP program, it will be an incredible experience filled with powerful Indigenous role models who you will learn from along the way.