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Young Canada Works Internship Programs




Postsecondary graduates aged 30 years or under

What should I know about this program?

Are you between the ages of 16 and 30? Are you looking for an internship in the fields of heritage, arts, cultural or official languages? Look no further, Young Canada Works is for you! YCW is committed to the principles of representativity and employment equity, and will prioritize Indigenous youth and youth that are part of an equity-deserving group

Youth can access two programs via the Young Canada Works Internship Program:

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (YCWBCH) is a Canadian and abroad internship program for college or university graduates like you! It can help you make the transition from school to the workplace, allowing you to hone your professional skills and begin a career in the heritage, arts and cultural sectors.

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French (YCWBCEF) is an internship program that offers domestic internships to college or university graduates like you! It helps you make the transition from school to the workplace, giving you the opportunity to work with organizations that run activities in both official languages or in one of the language in an official-language minority situation. The internships will allow you to improve your skills, establish contacts related to your field of study and expand your career options.

Internships last from four to 12 consecutive months.

Am I eligible to apply?

You're eligible to apply if you...

  1. Are between the ages of 16 and 30 at the start of the internship
  2. Are legally entitled to work in Canada
  3. Are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have refugee status
  4. Are unemployed or underemployed
  5. Are a post-secondary graduate
  6. Are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program

Here's what previous participants did!

  • Heritage Programmer: Aided in the promotion of heritage tourism, administration and marketing, interpretation, and the creation of a community archive at a National Historic Site of Canada.
  • Audio-Visual Document Technician: Assessed physical state of audio-visual records and selected records for digitization. Also gathered background information for writing descriptions for each record.
  • Radio Communication Coordinator: Created and hosted shows in French, on various themes, for a remote rural population. Increased the availability of francophone radio content for remote areas. Helped diversify and improve research and hosting techniques.
  • Project Coordinator of the "Francophonie": Strengthened links with the non-Atlantic "Francophonie", specifically between Louisiana and Acadia. Promoted Acadia outside of Canada. Helped improve awareness and understanding about Acadia to key players in Louisiana, with the aim of facilitating partnerships.

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