The Intent of the High Demand and Digital Skills Internship Programs

Submitted 1 year ago by Dan Trepanier 

You and your organization are responsible for ensuring the continued value of the internship opportunity. 

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The High Demand Youth Internship Program and Digital Skills Youth Internship Program exist for the benefit of the Intern participating in a broad-based learning opportunity. The YMCA administers this program on behalf of the Federal Government and gives priority to supervisors who are committed to working closely with the intern and sharing his or her knowledge and experience.

  • The selection of the intern is based on the principles of fairness, transparency and no nepotism.
  • Post Secondary Graduates who can most benefit from the experience should be selected when possible.
  • Work experiences will take place in an pre-existing available position (i.e., currently vacant).
  • Following the end of the work experience, the employer will consider hiring the participant to fill the available position.