B.C. Public Service Work-Able Internship Program for recent post-secondary graduates with disabilities

B.C. Public Service Work-Able Internship Program
Salary: $1,627.65 Bi-weekly
Victoria, Vancouver
Temporary Position from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016

The Work-Able Internship Program is a twelve month BC Public Service work experience program for recent post-secondary graduates with disabilities. This unique program provides learning, coaching and mentorship throughout the internship and interns will gain valuable skills and public service experience.

We offer extensive training, growth and development opportunities, a competitive salary and offer a balance between work and life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice and providing a professional environment where ideas work.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit, via the online application process:

 1. Resume Profile
 2. Personal Essay - In 750 words or less (no less than 500) write a personal essay that responds to the following questions:

•  Describe how your personal values/ guiding principles align with 2 to 3 of the BC Public Service Values and provide an example of how you demonstrated this in one aspect in your life (e.g. school, work, volunteering);
•  Describe how your strengths (specific experience, knowledge, skills and abilities) will enable you to be successful over the course of the twelve month Internship; and
•  Describe what you think will be a challenge for you over the course of the twelve month Internship.

Your written essay will be used to assess the following:

•  Organizational cultural alignment (alignment or fit with organizational culture);
•  Self-awareness (relevant knowledge, skills/abilities and integration of strengths into Internship); and
•  Written communication skills (grammar, spelling, length, tone, clear/ easy to understand language).

You are not required to specify which position you are applying to.  Please ensure that your resume contains all of your relevant education and experience.
Please note:

 - All eleven Work-Able Profiles are included in one document (39 pages); each profile has a job title and is numbered.
 - Applications that do not include a resume and a personal essay will not be considered.
 - Candidates who are selected for an interview will be required to provide an academic reference.
 - Successful candidates:
• May be asked for supporting documentation regarding their disability to assist in providing accommodation supports;
• Will be required to submit documentation that verifies post-secondary graduation date; and
• May be required to undergo a criminal record check.

Steps to Apply: 

1. Create a profile by clicking on "Create Profile" at the top of this page.
2. To update an existing profile, click on "Career Centre Login" at the top of this page.
3. Review your profile before hitting "submit" to ensure all your information is there.
4. After submitting your profile, you will be taken to the Cover Letter page where you can add your personal essay (the personal essay is your cover letter).
5 .As the final part of your application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. You will not be able to go back at a later time to complete the questionnaire so please allot up to twenty minutes to fill it out after clicking the submit button below.
6. Please ensure you have completed all three stages of this application - resume profile, personal essay and questionnaire.
7. Once you have clicked on the submit button and completed the questionnaire, you will receive a confirmation of receipt. Please save this confirmation.

For any questions regarding this posting, please contact Odette Dantzer at

If you experience technical difficulties submitting your resume, please email for assistance.

To be eligible for the Work-Able Internship Program you must:

• Self-identify as a person with a disability;

• Reside in B.C.; and

• Have an under-graduate or graduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution within 2 years of Internship start date of September 2015.

Candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as listed in each of the attached job profiles.

Follow this link for further information on the Work-Able Internship Program and to apply: