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.

Application Deadline: February 26, 2018

Community Development/Economic Development Intern Job Description

person years employment created (construction phase)
locally elected officials and MLAs working together
million annual provincial government revenue generated
post completion jobs created
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested
million leveraged into the region
million disbursed
million committed
economic development projects
projects completed
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities
communities with ICET projects

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