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Ontario Internship Program (OIP)

Has anyone applied for this before? had any good jobs through this program?

I am applying for it right now, it's my first time and I am not sure which focus area to be considered for.

The choices are:
Business and Financial Planning
Communications
Human Resources
Information Technology
Labour Relations
Policy Development
Project Management
Program and Service Delivery

Going through the application, it looks like the focus area is pretty important because it goes on to ask questions like "Please describe three work experiences and how those experiences relate to the focus area that you have selected. Your work experiences may be paid, unpaid, or volunteer.".. Ugh. I don't really like any of those focus areas. I would want to do land and resources or environmental.
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Justine wrote:
Jan 7th, 2009 2:25 am
Has anyone applied for this before? had any good jobs through this program?

I am applying for it right now, it's my first time and I am not sure which focus area to be considered for.

The choices are:
Business and Financial Planning
Communications
Human Resources
Information Technology
Labour Relations
Policy Development
Project Management
Program and Service Delivery

Going through the application, it looks like the focus area is pretty important because it goes on to ask questions like "Please describe three work experiences and how those experiences relate to the focus area that you have selected. Your work experiences may be paid, unpaid, or volunteer.".. Ugh. I don't really like any of those focus areas. I would want to do land and resources or environmental.
How did you apply for this internship? Is there any link? Thanks
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'Sash[DSL wrote:;8031087']Google is your friend. http://www.internship.gov.on.ca/mbs/sdb ... lishedHOME
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Thanks for the reminder on the OIP! I almost forgot to apply as well! I think I'm going to refer some university friends to apply as well since they recently graduated and are looking for jobs as well :)

Thanks OP!
rems wrote:
Jun 13th, 2008 12:00 pm
yes...for those that say it doesn't are lying. There has to be some sort of physical attraction (unless you're visually impaired obviously). Looks get you there and personality keeps you there.
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I'm an intern right now in BFP, if you want to do land/enviro you might want to apply for policy development. If you're still unsure just send an email to the OIP people and I'm sure they'll answer your question.
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How much pay to these internships normally offer?
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It's a fantastic program. Great way to gain experience, make contacts, and get a good entry into government work. Be prepared to work hard and make an impression. The interview process is pretty long and thorough as well, so don't expect to have an offer in a week or anything.
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adeel wrote:
Jan 7th, 2009 2:33 pm
How much pay to these internships normally offer?
Salary levels for the OIP are currently under review. The 2009 salary levels for interns are estimated to be in the range of $42,000 to $50,000 per year.
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ArcLyte wrote:
Jan 7th, 2009 1:40 pm
I'm an intern right now in BFP, if you want to do land/enviro you might want to apply for policy development. If you're still unsure just send an email to the OIP people and I'm sure they'll answer your question.
I have no experience in that though, I want to try for the focus area that I can get in for.. it's hard to the answer the questions in the app when you have no experience in that area. I could really use an internship like this.
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puff_daddy_58_99 wrote:
Jan 7th, 2009 2:53 pm
It's a fantastic program. Great way to gain experience, make contacts, and get a good entry into government work. Be prepared to work hard and make an impression. The interview process is pretty long and thorough as well, so don't expect to have an offer in a week or anything.
Have you done the interview before? what's it like?
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I'm in my first year of the Ontario Internship Program and so far its been great.

The whole hiring process is as follows:

1) Online application + resume/coverletter
2) 90 minute essay style written test specific to your focus area
3) Reference Checks
3) Presentation + Interview

The interview is very structured, and fair as everyone gets the same 5 questions specific to their focus area. I can't really go into details... But the whole process was excellent.
http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=20573

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rUn-gUn wrote:
Jan 8th, 2009 2:02 pm
I'm in my first year of the Ontario Internship Program and so far its been great.

The whole hiring process is as follows:

1) Online application + resume/coverletter
2) 90 minute essay style written test specific to your focus area
3) Reference Checks
3) Presentation + Interview

The interview is very structured, and fair as everyone gets the same 5 questions specific to their focus area. I can't really go into details... But the whole process was excellent.
What was the presentation about?
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I can say that the presentation question was very open ended and specific to my focus area which is "Information Technology".

To be successful during this wohle process just be yourself, use common sense and try to think about how your focus area directly relates to assisting the governments objectives in providing service to it's citizens. You will get lots of information sifting through the www.gov.on.ca sites.

Don't worry about it too much, the whole point of the presentation, written test and interview is to show you have effective communication skills and that you will be a good fit as a public servant.
http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=20573

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nabil114 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2009 6:57 pm
what are the key priorities? is it this http://www.gov.on.ca/ont/portal/!ut/p/. ... L01_228249 ?
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rems wrote:
Jun 13th, 2008 12:00 pm
yes...for those that say it doesn't are lying. There has to be some sort of physical attraction (unless you're visually impaired obviously). Looks get you there and personality keeps you there.
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