Eight (8) Indigenous Internship Program (IIP) Opportunities

The 2022 Indigenous Internship Program is underway with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF).

For job-specific details, including salary, position duties and full qualifications for the following positions, and to apply online, by June 3rd, 2022, visit www.ontario.ca/careers and enter the applicable Job ID number in the Job ID search field or select “internships” under the ‘select category’ heading. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

Eligibility for all positions:

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

For more information on the NDMNRF Indigenous Internship Program please visit: Internships at the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.

Opportunities with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (MNDMNRF):

  • Aquatic Research Biologist (Job ID 181409) – 2140 East Bank Dr., Peterborough ON.

Work as part of a team to conduct applied research on fish populations in the Great Lakes and Lake Simcoe.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support a number of different projects including Two-Eyed Seeing research on lake whitefish in collaboration with Saugeen Ojibway Nation, larval fish ecology and dynamics, hydro acoustics (i.e., sonar) surveys to monitor pelagic fish, acoustic telemetry research to track movement of cold water fish in Lake Simcoe and Lake Huron.  Research activities will include field work, laboratory research, data analysis and reporting.

  • Business and Financial Planning Intern (Job ID 181577) – 77 Grenville Street, Toronto

Join the Cluster Resources and Assurance Unit of the Land and Resources I+IT Cluster and work with a team that embraces strong financial management practices and new ways of working together. You will use your accounting and financial management knowledge and acquire hands-on experience in a public sector setting to make government programs and services more convenient, reliable, and accessible. If you are interested in working in business/financial planning on a wide range of innovative and exciting projects, such as assessing analyzing financial transactions, evaluating ministry-wide management processes, and preparing forecasting reports, apply today!

  • Communication Intern (Job ID#181418) – 99 Wellesley Street West, Toronto ON.

The intern will play a supportive role by helping the senior planners, event planners, and designers with research and creating initial drafts of products. Once they gain an understanding of the processes the intern will be able to take on more low-profile items independently, to be overseen by a mentor.  The intern works primarily in the strategic team, where they could support senior planners in the creation of communications plans and writing of communications products, such as news release and media QAs. They would also assist our events planner in coordinating events for the Minister.  The intern will also experience what it is like to work in our digital/design unit, assists the team with audio/video work, graphic design, and photography. The intern would be likely to come across a variety of projects related to wildlife, fishing, forestry, flooding and fire and many other files.

  • Forester Intern (Job ID 181413) – 70 Foster Dr., Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Join the Crown Forests and Lands Policy Branch, where you will provide input and support to the development, maintenance, and implementation of a wide range of forest policies addressing topics such as: forest information management, independent forest audits, forest operations compliance monitoring, forest analysis, forest certification, forest health and silviculture, forest management planning, and forest policy.

  • Human Resources Intern (Job ID 181512) – 300 Water Street, Peterborough

Join the Strategic Human Resources Business Branch where you will support a team of HR professionals by assisting in the design, development and implementation of corporate initiatives related to leadership & learning, talent management, health, safety & wellness, youth programming, workforce planning, human capital & performance planning, employee engagement, recognition, and service excellence. The intern will also provide research support to the team and coordination of various projects and branch activities including the preparation of presentations, meeting notes, and maintaining databases.

  • Indigenous Intern (Job ID 181599) – 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region or 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region or 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region

Join the Operations Branch where you will be leading and supporting projects, partnering with ministries, and engaging Indigenous communities and external partners on diverse issues ranging from economic and natural resource development to rights and environmental protection.

  • Indigenous Relations Intern (Job ID 181582) – 300 Water Street, Peterborough

Are you looking for an opportunity to demonstrate your passion working with Indigenous Communities on natural resources management? Join the Strategic and Indigenous Policy Branch where you will be part of a dynamic team of professionals on a diverse range of natural resource management projects on lands, forestry, fish and wildlife and complex land claim and treaty negotiations including Ontario’s first modern day Treaty with the Algonquins of Ontario. We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and rewarding learning environment where you will have an opportunity to develop a learning plan to accelerate your career growth and the opportunity to build your network across Ontario.

  • Indigenous Relations Intern (Job ID 180982) – 435 James Street South, Thunder Bay

Join the Regional Operations Division where you will support the team in providing analysis and advice on natural resource projects and apply your research, analytical, and communication skills to advance reconciliation initiatives in our ministry.

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