All northern graduates are required to register prior to submitting an internship application. Only applications from registered applicants are accepted.
How to Apply for an Internship:
- Register with the Internship Program through the Internship Program job posting.
- Submit your cover letter and current resume through the Internship Program job posting. Please check your email to ensure you receive an auto-reply confirmation.
- Send proof of successful post-secondary graduation and applicable Affirmative Action Status to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Eligible applicants will receive a registration email. Registered applicants are retained on file for two years following the successful completion of their post-secondary program.
- Successfully registered applicants should both set up a job notification and regularly visit the career website starting mid-December to apply on specific internship opportunities. You will only be considered for intern opportunities that you apply on.
Preparing for the interview:
- Research the GNWT departments or agencies that interest you. Research can include visiting departmental websites for general knowledge, reviewing strategic plans, and the programs and services offered by the department or agency.
- Think about why you want to work in that specific department or agency. How can your unique life experiences add value to the department and make you an asset?
- Visit the GNWT Directory to better understand how the department is put together. You can even reach out to current employees working in your area of interest.
During the Interview:
- The GNWT recognizes applicants might not have a lot of work experience take time to recognize and celebrate your accomplishments and skills developed outside the workplace.
- Draw on personal experiences that demonstrate you have the skills outlined in the job description. For example: Have you played team sports? How has that shaped your leadership abilities? How has that shaped your abilities to work within a team?
- It sometimes helps to consider skills gained during any previous volunteer activities. For example: Did your volunteerism improve your time management or conflict resolution skills?
- Structure your answers for maximum impact. Listen carefully to the questions and take notes if needed. Keep your responses concise, structured and be sure to answer the question being asked.
- Ask questions. This will show your interest and reveal that you have researched and prepared for the interview.
- Don't be shy to ask for clarification to ensure you understand the question.
- Within two days of completing your interview a short thank you note to the selection committee (the people you interviewed with) is considered good practice.
- Interviewing is a skill that takes time and practice to perfect. Ask for feedback. Whether you were successful or not, all interviews are learning opportunities.
- Reflect on the feedback received from the Human Resource Representative and learn from your experience to improve your skills.
- If you were unsuccessful try not to be discouraged or take it personally. The more willing you are to hear feedback and improve, the better your interview skills will become.