Youth Internship Program
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Are you looking for people who might bring new ideas, skills and enthusiasm into your organisation? Do you have a great project idea and someone to lead it, but you lack the capacity to make it happen? You might consider establishing an internship that would match your organisation's needs with a younger person who is interested in a career in the cultural sector. Read more
Do you have a passion for a particular art discipline, but you are having difficulty finding a cultural sector job where you can use your skills and express your interest? Are you interested in working in the cultural sector, and have formal education and other experience that you would like to apply in the cultural sector? Your best way into the sector might be through an internship.
The Youth Internship Program (YIP) offered by the Cultural Human Resources Council, in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage (Young Canada Works – Building Careers in Heritage) has helped match arts and cultural organisations and aspiring cultural workers for eight years. By supporting 4 to 12 months internships, the YIP provides opportunities for hiring emerging cultural workers, and for young people to obtain experience and develop new skills.
Since the program started, more than 400 organisations and 700 interns have been involved. And around 90% of interns went on to find employment either with the host organisation, elsewhere in the sector, or as self-employed cultural workers. Read more
Examples of internships that have been offered in the past:
|PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society||Festival Administrator|
|Canada Dance Festival||Project Coordinator|
|Société d'histoire du lac St-Jean||Historian/Museologist|
|Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra||Education Coordinator|
|Atlantic Film Festival||Industry Marketing Coordinator|
|Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf||ASL/English Interpreter|
|First Vancouver Theatre Space Society||Design and Web Coordinator|
|Compagnie Marie Chouinard||Archivist|
|Aboriginal Experiences||Tour and Outreach Coordinator|
|Zuppa Circus Theatre||Actor|