Application – Cohort 2

Application form for publicly-funded libraries and organizations supporting publicly-funded libraries in Canada to apply for Youth Interns in the DS4Y program.
  • Legal name of organization. Must be legally incorporated – proof may be required.

  • At this time the Ontario Library Association is mandated by their contract with ISED to only work with publicly-funded libraries in Canada or organizations that support those libraries.
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 1000.
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 1000.

  • 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.
  • Provide an month-by-month or week-by-week outline of the Youth Internship
  • Training provided on-site, include both initial training and on-going training for the planned digital activities the Youth Intern will be involved with.
  • Organizations will offer guidance, support, and encouragement to help interns be better informed and supported in making the transition to the career-oriented employment. Mentorship activities can include, but are not limited to:

    • Advising on career advancement and opportunities related to their profession;
    • Advising on developing specific skills needed for career;
    • Helping interns establish a network of contacts;
    • Assisting & developing skills for seeking a job, interviewing, and career management.
  • What soft (communications, entrepreneurship, strategic thinking, etc.) and digital skills will the participant develop during their internship?

  • Intern Host Organizations must agree to the following basic conditions before an application can be submitted for adjudication.

    • 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.
  • If you have answered “no” to any of the above questions please provide an explanation for consideration.