Youth Get It Intern FAQ

Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions that might be of help before you apply. However, if you don’t find the answer you are looking for here, please contact us at:

Q: How do I apply and when is the deadline for applications?

A: We will only accept online applications between March 1, 2017 at 4 p.m. and March 31, 2017 at 4 p.m. No exceptions.

Q: Is the Information Session mandatory?

A: Yes, but in extenuating circumstances (i.e you will be out of town), the regional coordinator may make an exception on a case-by-case basis.

Q: I have a summer commitment (i.e. family vacation, summer classes, sport tournaments, etc.). Am I still able to apply for the program?

A: Unfortunately, the Youth Get It Intern program requires a full-time commitment during the summer for training and events. That means you work five days a week, hours will vary. No exceptions.

Q: I live outside of Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, and Victoria. Can I still apply?

A: We will consider applications from outside these primary markets but you must be available to work in a branch after school and/or on weekends. There will also be mandatory attendance at events throughout Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island (hours will vary), and evening meetings at our Help Headquarters in Surrey, and the Island Administration Office in Victoria.

Q: Does my transcript need to be an official transcript?

A: No, we will take a current unofficial version of your transcript or your most recent report card.

Q: How will I know if I have been selected?

A: Our primary contact method will be via email but we do ask to have a phone number on file should we need to contact you by telephone.

Q: What are you looking for in a reference letter?

A: Your reference should speak to your leadership skills, your active engagement in community initiatives and volunteerism, as well as your general character.

Q: Can a parent or relative submit a letter of reference?

A: No, we require reference letters from a previous or current employer, a school counselor, teacher, administrator, or a member of the community (i.e. a volunteer coordinator).

Q: Does my reference letter need to be signed?

A: We require reference letters to be signed. You can either scan a copy of the letter, or an electronic signature is acceptable. Please include contact information for the writer.

Q: Who should the reference letters be addressed to?

A: The letters can be addressed to either ‘The Community Leadership Team’ or ‘To Whom it May Concern’. As we are only accepting electronic copies, there is no need to include a mailing address.

Q: Can I mail any of my application information (i.e. resume, cover letter, references, or transcripts)?

A: No, unfortunately, we can only accept electronic copies. If you cannot obtain an electronic copy, we suggest that you electronically scan your physical copy and attach the scanned version to your online application. If you do not have a scanner, please visit your local copy centre and ask them to assist you. We cannot accept sealed letters of reference.

Q: Do I have to complete the online application all at once?

A: No, you have the option of saving your partially complete application and returning to finish it later; you will be given instructions on how to do this once you begin the online application. However, once you submit your application in full, you will not be able to go back and edit the information. Please ensure you thoroughly read through all aspects of your application prior to submitting it.


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