Jennifer Lansang

“Because I want to inspire youth by being a positive role model.”

- Jennifer Lansang, Former SIP Intern

Cherice Liebrecht

“Because the most important events happen not in grand congresses, but rather in the home.”

- Cherice Liebrecht, Former SIP Intern

Rachel Bernhardt

“Because building an inclusive community ultimately creates a robust community that can overcome any obstacle.”

- Rachel Bernhardt, Former SIP Intern

Christed Julian Moreno

“Because art provides a way for children to connect with others and the creative freedom to imagine a bright future.”

- Christed Julian Moreno, Former SIP Intern


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

2019 Summer Interns
Hytem El Gubtan, 2019 intern - Centre Flavie Laurent, and Mustafa Jafri, 2019 intern - West Broadway Community Organization.

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 open March 2, 2020 and are due by 4:30pm April 10, 2020.
  • Successful applicants are notified of their position in late May.
  • 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

2019 Summer intern and mentor
Maya Blair, 2019 intern, with her mentor, Kristiana Clemens at End Homelessness Winnipeg.

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 applicationare are due 4:30pm February 14, 2020.
  • Successful host organizations are notified in April.
  • Internships start in July and continue until late August.

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

Applications and Brochures

  • Intern Brochure [PDF]
    • Intern application process opens on Mar. 2, 2020.
    • Intern application process closes at 4:30 p.m., Apr. 10, 2020.
  • Mentor Brochure [PDF]
    • Mentor application process opens on Jan. 6, 2020.
    • Mentor application process closes at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 14, 2020.

Apply to be a MENTOR

Past Mentors

The organizations that provide amazing internships change yearly.

Apply to be a mentor
by 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14!

Mentor Application


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How Can We Help?

Aliya Mrochuk

Youth Engagement Coordinator
(toll-free 1.877.974.3631)
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