The ICET economic development intern program was developed to support new graduate participation in regional economic development by providing the training, mentorship and work experience required to support a transition into permanent, professional career opportunities in the ICET region. 

The program provides recent University graduates with the opportunity to access a high level of professional work experience to refine their communication, project management, research and analytical skills as they build relationships and networks with communities, First Nations, government, and non-profit organizations.

The economic development intern will manage a wide range of self-directed projects, providing direct services to small communities, First Nations and non-profit organizations in addition to providing support for ICET’s core programs and services.

The successful applicant will be provided with economic development training and the opportunity to attend regional economic development networking events.  Direct work supervision and mentorship will be provided by ICET staff and expert consultants.

Intern Program

One 8 month paid internship will be available from May to December 2018.  The position will be situated at the ICET office in Courtenay, with some travel to communities in the ICET region as required.

The 2018 position has been filled.  Please check back in early 2019!

Community Development/Economic Development Intern Job Description

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

2,600
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$230
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$49.1
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$50.9
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

185
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

150
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2019-21 Strategic Plan

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