Internships are training opportunities for internal and external applicants to obtain supervised, practical work experience to complement post secondary education. Interns are students or graduates in an academic career related field gaining supervised, professional developmental experience.
Within that high level definition, work experience definitions vary among schools and employers. The following are types of internships available at the City of Winnipeg.
Co-op Placements provide a structured, supervised professional work experience for which a student earns academic credit for their educational program or fulfills the practical experience required for licensing or certification. The City works in partnership with the educational or licensing facility in arranging these placements. Potential applicants to these programs need to talk to the coordinator at the educational or licensing facility they are studying/working with to make these arrangements.
The City supports opportunities for successful apprenticeships by working in partnership and participation with the apprentice, the employer journeyperson, the Provincial Government Apprenticeship Branch Training Coordinator and the Government Apprenticeship Authorities. More information on how these apprenticeship opportunities are arranged and regulated can be found on the Province’s website as follows:
Manitoba Competitiveness, Training and Trade webpage at: http://www.gov.mb.ca/tce/apprent/current/guidelines.html
The City has several options for volunteering opportunities. These opportunities are coordinated directly with the departments providing the opportunities. For more information on these opportunities, please visit our web pages as follows:
- Community Services (recreation, library, aquatic and animal services volunteering opportunities), http://www.winnipeg.ca/cms/volunteers
- Winnipeg Police Service (Victim Service Volunteer Program and Community Volunteer Program, http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/HumanResources/volunteer.stm
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