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Indigenous students invited to apply for summer internships

Fifteen opportunities across U of M; apply by March 29

March 9, 2018 — 

Indigenous U of M students are invited to apply for the new Indigenous Summer Student Internship program. Students must be full-time Indigenous U of M students, who are either graduating this spring or returning to full-time studies in the fall.

To apply by March 29, visit UM Careers and search “Indigenous Intern.” Each position will include the host department and job details.

Indigenous Interships-instructions

Illustration of search on UM Careers. Click on image to enlarge.

“The U of M has a wide range of opportunities and is a great place to work,” says Gregory Juliano, associate vice-president (human resources). “We want to showcase these opportunities so that students consider building a career here.”

Indigenous Scholar Kyle Bobiwash

Indigenous Scholar Kyle Bobiwash

In the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the intern will help lead an ambassador program to recruit Indigenous students to the faculty, work with Indigenous Scholar Kyle Bobiwash on further Indigenization of the undergraduate curriculum, and assist with a pilot experiential education project at the faculty’s Glenlea Research Station, their “research farm” located just outside of Winnipeg. 

“The timing of this internship is perfect,” says Jared Carlberg, associate dean (academic), Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.

“The timing of this internship is perfect,” says Jared Carlberg, associate dean (academic), Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. “It coincides with the arrival of our Indigenous Scholar this summer and ties into our Faculty’s commitment to Indigenous initiatives within the University’s strategic plan. I am incredibly proud of the strides we have made in this area recently, and this internship continues our strong tradition of supporting Indigenous Achievement.”

Other meaningful summer work placements will be found across the university. Placements will include the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and External Relations, to name a few areas.

For 2018, there will be 15 summer placements and the deadline to apply is March 29. The students will be hired to work from May 7 to August 24.

In addition to the work placements, the students will participate every second Friday in a group development day organized by human resources.

“We are very excited to launch this program,” says Juliano.

“Thank you to the departments for providing really meaningful work opportunities, and I encourage our Indigenous students to apply to the program. We look forward to meeting you!”


UPDATE: The closing date to apply has been extended to Thursday, March 29, midnight. 

To apply by March 29, visit UM Careers and search ‘Indigenous Intern.’ Each position will include the host department, and job details.

For any questions about the online application process, contact the HR Help Desk at 204-474-9400 or hris [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Additional program information can be found on the human resources website. Please note the work placements include eight positions that are cost-shared with human resources and seven positions that are fully-funded by departments. All students will participate together in the group programming.

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