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Northern Policy Institute is committed to building human capital in Northern Ontario. We take pride in hiring students and new graduates and teaching them the skills they need to excel in their field. We want to help you grow as professionals while living and working  in the amazing communities we serve.

Our interns and junior analysts don’t fetch coffee. They are part of NPI’s team as they learn and work alongside our core staff. Data and policy interns can expect to be responsible for their own projects that have a real impact on communities. Communications, events, operations and finance interns will be responsible for planning and executing the everyday operational activities that keep NPI running.

Our staff is vibrant, dynamic and supportive. We want to help you achieve your goals and excel during your time with us. We encourage and actively pursue a healthy work-life balance.

We have several internship opportunities available at various times of the year and all positions are located in Northern Ontario.

 

4 Month Placements

For credit Co-ops (4 months or longer)

Who should apply: Someone that is looking for a for credit co-op opportunity in a unique educational environment

Are International Students Eligible: Unfortunately, NO – although we are working on that

Applications open: Ongoing

Work term: Any 4 consecutive months

Location: Sudbury or Thunder Bay

Salary Range:

  • Pursuing College or Undergrad: $18$20 per hour, 35 hours per week
  • Pursuing Masters: $20$22 per hour, 35 hours per week

Other Benefits:

  • RRSP or TFSA contribution 2% (no requirement to match)
  • Access to a Financial Advisor
  • OHS and WHMIS training
  • Working with Us!

Don’t see a posted co-op opportunity that fits your needs? Drop us a line at hr@northernpolicy.ca; let’s talk.

These opportunities are open anytime to students who are returning to school and have a co-op component to their program. You will get to join the team at our main offices located in Sudbury, Thunder Bay, or Kirkland Lake and learn from the best. Be prepared to learn how we make a difference and have fun exploring your career potential!

Who should apply? Someone that is looking for a for credit co-op opportunity in a unique educational environment

Are International Students Eligible: Unfortunately, NO – although we are working on that

Applications open: December

Work term: MayAugust

Location: Various satellite locations throughout Northern Ontario

Salary Range:

  • Pursuing College or Undergrad: $18$20 per hour, 35 hours per week
  • Pursuing Masters: $20$22 per hour, 35 hours per week

Other Benefits:

  • RRSP or TFSA contribution 2% (no requirement to match)
  • Access to a Financial Advisor
  • OHS and WHMIS training
  • Working with Us!

This internship is NPI’s famous summer placement program. Interns work from one of our satellite offices in communities across Northern Ontario. Interns are encouraged to explore the community as they learn about Ontario’s Northern Regions. Don’t blink, because 4 months will fly by during this fast-paced summer. We usually hire up to 10 placements each summer.

 12 Month Placements 

Who should apply: Someone who is looking for a taste of living in Northern Ontario. Build your resume and experience the benefits of living in Northern Ontario

Are International Students Eligible: YES

Applications open: Please keep an eye on our website or social media for when these opportunities are available

Work term: 12 months

Location: Thunder Bay, Sudbury, or Kirkland Lake

Salary: $39,130 per year

Other Benefits:

  • RRSP or TFSA contribution 2% (no requirement to match)
  • Access to a Financial Advisor
  • OHS and WHMIS training
  • Working with Us!

These one year internships are the perfect way to fully experience what it is like to live in Northern Ontario. Develop and strengthen the skills you need to succeed in your career. These internships are open to recent graduates or anyone transitioning to a new job field. They are funded through Northern Ontario Heritage Corporation (NOHFC) or FedNor. We usually hire 4 NOHFC interns and 1 FedNor intern per year. International graduates can apply for these positions if their work visa is valid.

How to Apply

  1. Check our website for information about the positions available. For data and policy, each posting will have a different project associated with it. Take a look at all positions available to find a project that suits your interests and skills.

 

  1. Read the job ad carefully. Each job posting will have the community that position will be located in and you might be required to include a paragraph on why you chose that community. Read the job position carefully to ensure you don’t miss any requirements.

 

  1. Submit your 4 application components. Once you have chosen your ideal project and job position, and double-checked any extra requirements needed for your application, send us your:
    1. Resume
    2. Cover letter
    3. References
    4. Paragraph on why you want to live and work in the community you have chosen (if required)

Please send all the above to hr@northernpolicy.ca and use the subject line indicated in the job posting.

More detail about available positions, application information and closing dates can be found on our website at northernpolicy.ca/careers

 

Thank You to our Sponsors

We would like to thank RBC Foundation, the SM Blair Foundation, Magnet and the Canada Student Work Placement Program (a program of the Government of Canada - Employment and Social Development Canada), and the Canada Summer Jobs Program (a program of the Government of Canada - Employment and Social Development Canada) for their support of our Experience North program. Without this generous support, we would not be able to offer these unique opportunities for youth to work in Northern Ontario.


Join some of our past Northern Policy Institute placements
who have worked throughout Northern Ontario 

 

"This summer has given me the chance to hone my abilities as a researcher, writer, interviewer, and Excel spreadsheet-maker. It feels like I’ve been granted an all-access backstage pass to the region I grew up in, and I can’t believe how much I’ve learned. "

– Mateo Orrantia (Marathon)

"This summer placement has allowed me to spend my weekdays learning about the regions of Northern Ontario and my weekends out exploring them – I couldn’t ask for anything more. "

– Abby Shillinglaw (Temiskaming Shores)

"I would recommend the Experience North program to anyone who has an interest in community-level development, research and data analysis in Northern Ontario. "

– Mercedes Labelle (North Bay)

"Coming back a second year did not feel like coming back to the same job because NPI has so many different projects and skills needed to complete them that every experience/task feels brand new! "

– Maia Kvas (Timmins)

"I was excited to be able to take what I learned in school and apply it to this role. Through working as a Communications Officer, I was able to gain professional experience related to my field. "

– Christina Fera (Sault Ste. Marie)

"Thanks to Northern Policy Institute, I have been given the opportunity to be immersed in the realm of public policy and debate and continue expanding my knowledge in the field of communications. "

– Andrew Jalak (Sault Ste. Marie)

 

 

How do you build capacity?

Through EXPERIENCE!