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.
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.