Halifax Regional Municipality offers paid opportunities for qualified candidates with an interest in public service. The program provides training and development opportunities to recent graduates within 36 months of graduation.
Testimonials from past and present interns
"Joining the municipality as an intern under the Bridging the Gap program has truly provided me with the exposure, experience and skills needed to succeed in any future role. The program also provided me with a unique opportunity to interact with management and staff across HRM who have consistently provided the support and guidance to help me succeed during my time as an intern.” - Youssef Habboush, Program Engineer, Planning and Development
"The Municipality’s Bridging the Gap program afforded me the opportunity to utilize the skills and competencies I gained while in university in a collaborative and engaging environment. I use the experience from the program daily, as the Policy and Research Analyst at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, to focus on the issues that matter to our members. " - Kathleen MacEachern, Policy & Research Analyst, Halifax Chamber of Commerce
Interns apply for positions based on interest, qualifications and educational background. The program is designed to provide accelerated learning and maximum exposure to government policy, program operations, administration and finance. Interns are hired through competitions advertised on the municipality’s employment site. Applicants go through the hiring process and successful candidates are appointed for a designated term.
Who is eligible?
Successful candidates will:
- have a post-secondary education at the university or community college level
- have graduated within 36 months
- be legally entitled to work in Canada for the length of the term
- meet the minimum qualifications of position
- be a resident of Nova Scotia or attended a Nova Scotia University or College, with a strong interest in seeking employment in Halifax Nova Scotia preferred
- value diversity
What are the current opportunities?
The 2019-2020 cohort provides learning opportunities in the following positions:
- Regulatory Modernization Intern
- Archivist Assistant Intern
- Accommodations Service Improvement Intern
- Audit Program Intern
- Emergency Management Critical Infrastructure Intern
- Community Safety Intern
- North American Indigenous Games Intern
- Community Planning and Urban Design Intern
- Planning Archivist Intern
- Current Planning Intern
- Climate Change Intern
- Transportation Demand Management Intern
- Communications Assistant Intern
- Process and Policy Analyst Intern
The program will launch its 2019/20 cohort in the coming weeks. Current opportunities can be found on the HRM municipal employment site.