Labrador Institute International Indigenous Internship


The purpose of the Labrador Institute International Indigenous Internship is to enable indigenous youth to gain experiences internationally.

Meet last year's intern, Matthew Pike, who has just completed his internship!
Check him out on Twitter (@MattPikeNL) and under #LIIntIndigenousIntern and Facebook (Matthew Pike) where he has documented his journey. 

The Application Process for the 2018 internship is now closed 

Please check back during Spring 2018 for next year's application.

The program targets indigenous youth and provides internships for indigenous youth of Labrador. The successful applicants will gain experience in international Indigenous issues covering a range of topics including environmental protection, governance, cultural heritage, economic development, education, social justice, health, and language retention.

The intership experience starts in January 2018 and is made up of:

a three-month fellowship in Norway,
a one-month fellowship in Finland,
and a one-month community and school visit component, taking place throughout Labrador. These presentations will focus on the intern’s individual experiences in university as well as their international involvement.

The internship covers return travel to Tromso, Norway from NL (includes airfare, hotel, meals and incidentals), living expenses during the three-month internship with IPS, return travel to Rovaniemi, Finland (includes airfare, hotel, meals and incidentals), living expenses during the one-month internship with UArctic, and then travel within Labrador (including airfare, hotels, meals and incidentals) to complete the community engagement portion of the internship.


The applicant must …
• be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
• be between the ages of 19 to 30;
• have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at Memorial University by the application deadline;
• be legally entitled to work in Canada;
• be of Aboriginal/Indigenous descent;
• be from the Labrador portion of the province.


In addition to the application form, each application package must include the following supporting documents:

• An academic reference letter
• A personal reference letter
• All university transcripts (scanned copies accepted); and a letter or certificate indicating proof of degree completion
• A current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
• A letter of intent
• Proof of Indigenous status (Aboriginal ancestry membership card or supporting letter)
• Birth certificate

For further information or clarification, please contact:

Karen Pottle-Fewer
Program Coordinator
Labrador Institute of Memorial University
1600 Nichols-Adam Highway
Labrador City, NL A2V 0B8
T: (709) 944-2848


Labrador Institute

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552