Eligibility Information

Libraries will be able to apply to host a Youth Intern at their library.

Prospective Interns

Prospective interns are responsible for applying to the libraries. To be eligible for DS4Y, interns must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship.
  • Have recently (within two years prior to the start of their internship) completed post-secondary studies. Graduates of degree or diploma programs from universities, colleges, post-secondary schools of technology, postsecondary institutes and CEGEP. These may be either publicly or privately funded institutions.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status.
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance during their internship.
  • Self-assess as underemployed, meaning they are employed below their level of education and/or hold part-time employments.
  • Has not previously participated in a YES Career Focus internship.

Participant Activities

Youth Interns participating in a DS4Y internship will assume a variety of roles to improve their employability but their responsibilities must include digital-related activities, for example:

  • Web design and web development;
  • Coding and App development;
  • IT tech support/help desk;
  • Hardware repair/refurbishment;
  • Social media tools, strategies, and content; and
  • Data processing and management.