Labrador Institute International Indigenous Internship


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


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 next internship experience will start in January 2020 and is made up of:
a four-month fellowship in Finland and Norway, 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, mainly funded by the International Grenfell Association (IGA), with additional funding from NunatuKavut, Nunatsiavut, Labrador Institute, UArctic and the Indigenous Peoples' Secreratariat (IPS), covers return travel to Rovaniemi, Finland from NL (includes airfare, hotel, meals and incidentals), living expenses during the internship with UArctic, travel to Tromso, Norway (includes airfare, hotel, meals and incidentals), living expenses during the internship with IPS, 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.

The Application Process is now ONGOING!  APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY JULY 26, 2019. 

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

Meet our first three interns in the program, Michelle Saunders, 2019's intern, Jennelle Doyle, 2018's intern and Matthew Pike, our 2017 intern.


Labrador Institute

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000