Indigenous Youth Roots and Future of Canada Centre Policy Analyst Internship (Summer 2024)
Job Type: Co-op/Intern
Reference code: 125554
Primary Location: Toronto, ON
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At Deloitte, we are driven to inspire and help our people, organization, communities, and country to thrive. Our Purpose is to build a better future by accelerating and expanding access to knowledge. Purpose defines who we are and gives us reason to exist as an organization.
By living our Purpose, we will make an impact that matters.
Are you a current student looking to pursue a fulfilling and paid summer Internship? Well, why not start by launching your career with two organizations where you can make a bigger impact than you ever thought possible. Applications are open to students from across Canada who identify as members of an Indigenous community, with applications closing on Friday, February 23, 2024.
The Internship opportunity
As part of Deloitte’s journey of reconciliation, it aims to foster meaningful and lasting relationships, working with Indigenous Peoples, clients, and communities from coast to coast to coast as part of its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). This Internship is part of its commitment to the RAP’s Inclusion pillar to offer First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth with an opportunity to explore a possible career in public policy and research.
This opportunity is a joint commitment with Indigenous Youth Roots’ (IYR) Centre for Indigenous Policy and Research (CIPR), hosted by Deloitte’s Future of Canada Centre (FCC) The selected student will complete a paid, full-time summer work term (starting May 2024). You will get to work closely with the Indigenous Public Policy Lead at the Future of Canada Centre (virtual) on the day-to-day, who will offer mentorship, guidance, and support throughout your summer term.
About the team
The Future of Canada Centre (FCC) is Deloitte’s thought leadership and public policy program. It provides students with a variety of opportunities to develop their research, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as pursue their policy and research interests.
The FCC facilitates exploration of new ideas, viewpoints, and insights about our country’s most important national issues, with the aim of helping propel Canada into a new age of growth and competitiveness. The FCC conducts original research and develops thought leadership focused on Canada’s competitiveness and prosperity.
The team also shapes Deloitte Canada’s public policy positions and strategies to ensure Deloitte is a leading voice on pressing policy issues.
What will your typical day look like?
As a Policy Analyst, you will work with team members from both Indigenous Youth Roots’ CIPR and Deloitte’s FCC to help develop and deliver public policy insights for both organizations. This could include:
• Supporting the coordination, research, and development of the Voices of Indigenous leaders on reconciliation reports and other policy documents;
• Conducting quantitative and qualitative research on Indigenous public policy issues;
• Supporting inclusive engagement with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth, and collaborative projects in partnership with Indigenous Youth Roots;
• With team support, preparing your own thought leadership piece to share with organizational leadership
You will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of researchers and policy professionals. You will also work with relevant experts and practitioners and may also engage with business and other leaders across Canada.
Enough about us, let’s talk about you
You are someone who:
• Self-identifies as Indigenous in Canada (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis)
• Is working towards completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably in political science, public policy, Indigenous studies, business, economics, or a related field
• Has demonstrated curricular or extra-curricular interest in public policy, advocacy, Indigenous relations and/or community-building
• Is intellectually curious about the most pressing issues and opportunities facing the country
• Is organized and able to synthesize and communicate information in a clear and concise way
• Is proficient in MS Office applications, specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word
• Priority will be given to applicants currently engaged with Indigenous Youth Roots (IYR) or have participated in one of its programs or events
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If this opportunity sounds like one for you, please submit the following documents in ONE PDF:
• A letter of intent answering the following question: How would this work term impact your professional and personal journey? (500 words maximum)
• Your resume/CV
Apply by Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11:59PM ET.
At Deloitte, we are all about doing business inclusively – that starts with having diverse colleagues of all abilities. Deloitte encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, people with disabilities, candidates from Indigenous communities, and candidates from the Black community in support of living our values, creating a culture of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and our commitment to our AccessAbility Action Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and the BlackNorth Initiative.
We encourage you to connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations) or email@example.com for any questions relating to careers for Indigenous peoples at Deloitte (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).
By applying to this job you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We’ve designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte experience globally. Deloitte Canada has 30 offices with representation across most of the country. We acknowledge our offices reside on traditional, treaty and unceded territories as part of Turtle Island and is still home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. We are all Treaty people.