The NYLC Program Intern is responsible for contributing to the development, promotion, coordination and supervision of programming and supports provided in the Native Youth Learning Centre (NYLC). The NYLC is a computer-based learning centre for 15–30 year old Native youth which supports the personal, educational, and career development of Native youth. The NYLC Program Intern is responsible for helping to ensure the provision and maintenance of a safe, supportive environment that is culturally accessible, fosters meaningful youth engagement, and results in positive educational and employment outcomes for participants. This position’s schedule is afternoon/evening schedule (Monday – Thursday 1pm-8pm and Friday 9am-5pm) Scheduling will be determined by UNYA, based on the needs of youth and programming opportunities. This position reports directly to the NYLC Coordinator.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Participating youth must:
- be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the time of intake;
- have demonstrated skills achievement at the post-secondary level (this means that you must have more than secondary school achievement);
- intend to gain ICT skills and knowledge;
- meet the job requirements of the IHO, which should included stated ICT-related activities;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
- must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Work in cooperation with others to develop, deliver, supervise and evaluate day-to-day activities, workshops and other initiatives of the NYLC, and enhance programming opportunities. With a strong focus on providing computer literacy workshops, e-learning activities and computer skill building resources.
- Form and maintain positive working relationships with Native youth. Actively recruit participants and ensure ongoing and meaningful youth engagement in all aspects of programming. Lead & support youth in job searches, e-learning activities, workshops & other initiatives.
- Develop, promote, and maintain diverse partnerships with other service providers and organizations to maximize programming opportunities.
- Work collaboratively with the volunteers & facilitators who contribute to the development and delivery of workshops, weekly programming, and/ and resources that take place in the NYLC.
- Complete administrative tasks including client intakes/registrations, maintaining accurate logs and client files, regularly inputting and updating outcomes through an online database, compiling program statistics, and preparing reports.
- Positively contribute to ongoing evaluative initiatives to support program needs and inform ongoing adjustment of the program.
- Facilitate and/or positively contribute to team meetings.
- Consult with and report to immediate supervisor on a regular basis.
The NYLC Program Intern works under the direct supervision of the NYLC Coordinator and the Programs Administrator.
Hours of Work
The NYLC Program Intern will regularly work a full-time schedule of weekday afternoons and evenings. The NYLC Program Intern will maintain a flexible schedule in order to respond to the diverse needs of youth who are accessing the NYLC.
INTERNSHIP DURATION: 650 hrs
Internship provided via the Vancouver Community Network Youth Internship program and funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), administered by Industry Canada