YES Intern quote

“My fellow workers are amazing, the clients are inspiring, and working in downtown is an incredible delight. This is all behind the fact that this incredible job is preparing myself for my future career.”

- Thomas Bialy, Youth Employment Services MB Intern 2016

St. Amant Intern quote

“I have seen drastic change from my first day and now. Before, I was always questioning if I was doing to the right thing. Now I’m able to work with minimal supervision.”

- Ernest Pasague, St. Amant Intern 2016

Photo: 2016 Mentors and Interns

SIR Intern quote

“The summer has just begun and I have already gained so much more knowledge and understanding of what it’s really like behind the scenes of a theatre company.”

- Tiana Tiede, Shakespeare in the Ruins Intern 2016


Summer Internship Program

The Summer Internship Program is an opportunity for interns to gain unique, practical, work experience and a professional edge in the workplace and for organizations to take on short-term projects over the summer. Are you ready to learn and work together?

A Bit About SIP

The Summer Internship Program (SIP) is a paid 8-week internship that builds on the voluntary sector experience of Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) participants. Youth are paired with mentors at local registered charitable organizations that opens the doors to knowledge-sharing, skill building, and new partnerships within the sector.


For the Interns

2015 interns on a site visit at the Millennium Centre with Heritage Winnipeg.

About Internships

As an intern, you will be matched with an organization by The Winnipeg Foundation based on how your skills and interests relate to the needs and services of the host organization. Job descriptions will vary with each host organization but all jobs will provide a hands-on opportunity to gain skills and experience in the non-profit sector.

Host organizations are responsible for providing training, guidance and mentorship. You and your mentor will work together throughout the summer, exchanging ideas about the voluntary sector and community development. The goal of SIP is to provide you with hands-on, meaningful summer employment and the chance to learn about a local charitable organization.

  • A typical work week is 35 hours, Monday to Friday.
  • Intern application process begins in May.
  • Successful applicants are notified of their position in June.
  • Interns start work in July and continue until late August.

For why to apply and eligibility, download the
SIP Intern Brochure [PDF].

For the Mentors

Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre
Abby Cronin, 2015 intern, with her mentor, Colleen Reader at Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre.
About mentorship

SIP is designed to build on the voluntary sector experience of YiP Participants while increasing an organization’s capacity to undertake important, short-term projects over the summer.

The Winnipeg Foundation places interns at organizations based on the skills of the youth and the needs of the organization. Organizations are expected to provide a mentor to advise the intern throughout the summer and provide insight into careers in the non-profit sector. The mentorship component is key; your intern will gain an understanding of the voluntary sector thanks to your guidance and knowledge and your organization will benefit from the experience of mentoring a youth.

To apply, organizations must outline a specific project for the intern to work on throughout the summer along with a variety of day-to-day operational tasks. All jobs should provide you with short-term assistance while offering the intern an opportunity to gain skills, experience, and understanding of the voluntary sector. Organizations are provided with a grant to cover the intern’s wages as well as a small administrative stipend.

  • Host organization application process begins in April.
  • Successful host organizations are notified in June.
  • Internships start in July and continue until late August.

For program specifics and eligibility, download the
SIP Mentor Brochure [PDF].

Applications & Brochures

Past Mentors

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Tolu Ilelaboye

Tolu Ilelaboye

Youth Engagement Coordinator
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