All donations on NOV 30 will be matched by an anonymous donor.
Giving Tuesday is a global movement that showcases the impact we can have when we all work together in the name of social good.
We’re putting our own spin on Giving Tuesday with Adopt-an-Intern, a special fundraiser that empowers you to support hands-on workforce experience for Northern Ontario’s students and new graduates. Northern Policy Institute frequently hires new graduates for year-long internships to introduce them to the cut and thrust of public policy debate. During their time with us, these interns are able to apply their time-management, leadership, problem solving, communication and teamwork skills in a professional setting.
Opportunities for our youth are in short supply due to COVID-19, but with your support, Northern Policy Institute can increase our capacity to provide youth with the professional experience they need.
How will my donation help?
The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for students and new graduates looking for that first real work experience needed to kick-start their careers.
This year, donations will go towards our interns, co-ops, and summer students. Without them, NPI would not have the capacity needed to work on projects that are relevant to your community. With the on-going pandemic, new graduates and students are feeling unsure about their future in the workforce. Your donation will give employment opportunities to Northern youth and allow them to gain workforce experience during the most uncertain time of their lives.
When you Adopt-an-Intern, you are not only investing in the future of youth in Northern Ontario, you are also investing in your community.
Suggested Donation Levels
$10 – Introduce a student to policy development in Northern Ontario
$50 – Support networking opportunities with community partners
$100 – Provide mentorship and community connections within their industry
$500 – Create a professionally laid-out, bilingual, published piece of work for the intern to showcase their experience and expertise.
Visa/Mastercard – call our office to donate over the phone, or to request a donation form
(1 807-343-8956 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Make cheques payable to:
Northern Policy Institute
PO Box 10117
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Have you heard of our Experience North program? Since 2014, Northern Policy Institute has offered up to ten four-month placements across Northern Ontario from May to August. Housed in one of Northern Policy Institute's two permanent offices, or with a partner organization, the summer students learn first-hand about the cut and thrust of public policy debate and develop skills in the areas of research, writing, analysis, communications, and the operation of a not-for-profit.
You can read more about the 2020 cohort and their experiences here, and hear from past Experience North placements, too!
Northern Policy Institute frequently hires new graduates for year-long internships to introduce them to the cut and thrust of public policy debate. During their time with us, these interns are able to apply their time-management, leadership, problem solving, communication and teamwork skills in a professional setting. Past interns have focused on projects such as governance, immigration, economic growth, small market outreach and more.
Intern Spotlight: Where are they now?
Eric Melillo – Member of Federal Parliament (Kenora Constituency)
Winter Lipscombe – Representative for the Treaty #3 Youth Council and the Ontario First Nations Young People Council (Kenora)
Holly Dillabough – Project Officer at ClimateWorks Australia (Melbourne)
Adam Patrick – Economic Development Officer at Stellat’en First Nation (British Columbia)
Rachel Rizzuto – Research Manager at Northern Policy Institute (Thunder Bay)
Emma Tranter – Reporter-Editor at the Canadian Press (Iqaluit)
Julien Bonin – Drafter with the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (Sudbury)