Graduate Entry-Level Internship Program (GEIP) Health and Social Services

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Location: Across the NWT

Department: Health & Social Services

Job Code: 14883

Wage: See "Salary Information" below.

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Job Information

The Health and Social Services (HSS) system Graduate Entry-Level Internship Program (GEIP) offers relevant work experience to Northern post-secondary graduates for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years. Graduates are employed in an entry-level intern health and/or social services position related to their health and/or social services field of study.


The objective of GEIP is to provide recent graduates with work experience, related to their education in the field of health and/or social services in one of the health authorities that will allow the graduate to expand their skills and competencies through ongoing mentoring, learning and development.


The deadline for all applications to be received is April 1, 2018.

More Information

Salary Information

The salary for the Health and Social Services System Graduate Entry-Level Internship Program (GEIP) Health and Social Services Positions is dependent on duties assigned.


There are two aspects to eligibility:

  • You must be a Northern graduate
  • You must meet the academic eligibility

A northern graduate is an individual who has:

  • Resided in the Northwest Territories for 12 months immediately prior to acceptance into post-secondary studies; AND,
  • Graduated from a recognized Canadian college or university in a certificate, diploma or degree program; AND,
  • Graduated within 12 months of application to the GEIP.

How to Apply

  1. Submit your cover letter and a current copy of your resume through the Graduate Entry-Level Internship Program (GEIP) Health and Social Services Positions job advertisement on the GNWT careers site at:                                                                                       
  2. If you meet the eligibility criteria, an email is sent to you indicating that you have been registered in the HSS GEIP. Registered applicants become candidates for Internships, and are retained on file for one year from the date of approval.
  3. If a potential Internship match to your education and experience is found, you are contacted for an interview by a hiring manager or supervisor.

 Helpful Information

  • Before you start employment, you must provide confirmation from the educational institution that you have completed the course work necessary for your certificate/diploma/degree.
  • You are responsible for ensuring your contact information is up-to-date.
  • You are encouraged to contact hiring supervisors and managers directly to outline your education and your interest in obtaining employment. 
  • For information on the program guidelines, please visit Practice North.

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Strategic Human Resource Planning
Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories