Careers that make a difference!
Halifax Regional Municipality offers paid opportunitiesfor qualified candidates with an interest in public service. The program provides training and development opportunities to recent graduates on a term basis.
Testimonials from past and present interns
"Through the Bridging the Gap program, I was supported in strengthening my skills. As a Planner 1 with the Municipality now, I am happy to be able to continue this process of learning and professional development". - Stephanie Mah, Planner 1, Planning and Development
"I’m so grateful for the opportunity I had with the Halifax Regional Municipality. Being a new graduate, it was hard to find employers who were willing to give me the chance without the 5+ years experience. The Bridging the Gap Program gave me the stepping stones I needed to start my career." - Lisa Choy, former Jr. Business System Analyst Intern, Information, Communication and Technology
" As Policy Intern & Special Projects Researcher for the African Nova Scotian Affairs Integration Office (ANSAIO), my focus is building and strengthening bridges between the municipality and African Nova Scotians and all peoples of African descent." - Tendai Handahu, Policy Intern & Special Projects Researcher, ANSAIO
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, or a suitable combination of education and experience
- have graduated within 36 months
- have experience leading projects or teams; experience using Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel and Outlook) or equivalent software; strong written communication skills; demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and meet tight deadlines; demonstrated ability to resolve conflict with good judgement and tact; have experience working independently; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to foster collaboration and partnerships; demonstrated ability to analyze and problem-solve
- understand and value diversity
What are the positions?
2017-2018 internships by business unit:
- Planning and Development - Diversity & Inclusion Intern with Regional Planning and Transportation; Planning Engineer Intern with Infrastructure Planning; and Departmental Records Management Specialist with the Directors Office. (3 positions)
- Finance and Asset Management - Accounting Intern with Financial Reporting
- Transportation and Public Works - Design and Construction Intern with Road Ops and Construction and Employee Relations Liaison Intern with the Directors office (2 positions)
- Human Resources - Accessibility Community Engagement Intern and ANSAIO Community Engagement Intern with the Diversity and Inclusion Office (2 positions)
- Parks and Recreation - Communication/Outreach Plan Intern with Recreation Programming
- Halifax Transit - Transit Planning Intern with Transit Planning and Scheduling
- Corporate and Customer Services - Operations Business Analyst with Corporate Fleet; and Technology Test Coordinator Intern with Business Applications; and Policy Analyst with Service Excellence with the Director's Office (3 positions)
- Police - Junior Policy Analyst with the Office of the Chief of Police
The application period for will begin early April 2018, please check the employment site for opportunities.