Youth 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:

Before you get started, here are a few helpful hints:
  • To ensure we receive your application prior to the deadline, we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Please do not wait until the last minute.
  • Applicants must attach an electronic copy of their reference letters and school grades to their application before final submission. These must be attached to your application before the deadline.
  • All attachments, including reference letters, resumes and school grades must be in MS- Word or Adobe-PDF format. 10 files maximum and no larger than 1.5MB each. Due to the large number of applications we receive, documents will not be accepted past the April 10 deadline.
The link to our application is available on our Youth Intern webpage. Only online applications submitted between March 1 and April 10 will be considered. No exceptions.
Yes, those invited to the Information Session are required to attend as part of the selection process.
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.
We will consider all eligible candidates, including those who live outside our primary market areas. Please note, that if you are selected, you will have to make your own way to your branch location and attend events throughout Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, or Vancouver Island (hours will vary, location dependent). Interns are also required to attend evening meetings at our Help Headquarters in Surrey, or the Island Administration Office in Victoria.
No, we can accept a current unofficial version of your transcript or your most recent report card.
We will notify all candidates via email by May 31st. Messages can sometimes be redirected, so please check your junk mail folder.
Reference letters are an opportunity for those that know you best to speak to your strengths and share why they think you would be the best fit for our program.
Like any employment opportunity, we expect reference letters to come from those that could speak to your strengths as a student, employee, or volunteer. Ideally, the letter would come from a previous or current employer, a school counsellor, teacher, administrator, or a member of the community (e.g., a volunteer coordinator, an extra-curricular activity leader).
Yes. Reference letters, whether they are a scanned copy of a letter or an e-version, are required to be signed. In addition, please be sure to include contact information for the writer.
The letters can be addressed to either ‘The Community Leadership Team’ or ‘To Whom it May Concern.’ Since the letters will be submitted with your online application, there’s no need to include a mailing address but if you’re into old school letter formatting, you’ll find the mailing address of our Help Headquarters and Island Administration office here.

Only applications submitted online within our application intake period (March 1 – April 10, 2020) will be considered.

To ensure we receive your online application on time, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

No, you can save your partially completed application and return 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 all aspects of your application prior to submitting it.
Near the top of this page, we’ve provided a few helpful hints about files sizes and formats which may help you out. We also keep a close eye on our system and will post any notices of system-wide issues. Otherwise, if you’re experiencing a technical problem, contact us. We’ll need at least two business days to get in touch and troubleshoot with you.
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