Internal Call for Applications: NOHFC – Northern Ontario Internship Program

Internal Call for Applications: Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) – Northern Ontario Internship Program

Research Internships: Two Positions Available 

Lakehead University has two NOHFC research-related internships (out of its quota of five research-related placements) available through the NOHFC Northern Ontario Internship Program. The internal deadline for the submission of internship applications to the Office of Research Services is June 4, 2015. If more than two applications are received, an internal competition will need to be held.

Review Process for Research Internship Positions

As part of the internal review process, applications will be reviewed and ranked by the Senate Research Committee.  Following this internal review and ranking, applications will be sent to the local Ministry of Northern Development and Mines staff for review prior to submission to the NOHFC to ensure internships meet the definition of research as defined by the NOHFC.  Once MNDM has deemed internships meet their research criteria, internship applications will be submitted to the NOHFC by the University.

Please note that for a proposal to be considered as being a research internship, the application must be written so as to involve research-related activities instead of administrative ones.  Research internship applications that are deemed by the NOHFC to not be research-related in nature will be rejected by the NOHFC.

General Information on NOHFC Youth Internship Program

Under the internship program, Funding is available for organizations located in Northern Ontario to provide  first time full-time employment in a related field to recent university and  college graduates. The program will support innovation, economic/community development and capacity building within communities. Through this program, eligible not-for-profit and public sector organizations located in Northern Ontario are potentially eligible to receive a conditional contribution of up to 90 percent of a recent graduate’s salary to a maximum contribution of $31,500. Please note that the NOHFC contribution does not include benefits costs. Benefits costs are the responsibility of the grantee.

It is important to note that NOHFC funding under this program, when combined with other provincial and federal government sources, will generally not exceed 50 per cent of eligible costs for private sector employers and 90 per cent of eligible costs for public sector employers. Applications will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
  • The opportunity for the internship to result in a full-time permanent job 
  • The quality of the skill development opportunity 
  • The type of training being proposed by the employer, and 
  • The work plan/supervision method. Direct supervision must be provided daily by an onsite supervisor.
As well, an internship period will not exceed one year.
For more information about the program, please click here.