Summer Internship Program (SIP)

Are you ready to learn and work together?

The Summer Internship Program is an opportunity 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.

A Bit About SIP

The Summer Internship Program (SIP) is a paid 8-week internship that builds on the 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

As an intern, you will be matched with an organization by The Winnipeg Foundation based on your skills and interests and the needs of the host organization. Jobs will provide a hands-on opportunity to gain skills and experience in the non-profit sector.

Host organizations are responsible for providing 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 1, 2021 and are due by 4:30 p.m. April 9, 2021.
  • 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 SIP Intern Brochure [PDF].

For the Mentors

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. For more information, see SIP Grants.

  • Host organization applications are due 4:30 p.m. March 12, 2021.
  • 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].

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