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:

Before you get started, here are a few helpful hints:
  • Don’t wait until the last minute to apply. To ensure we receive your application prior to the deadline, submit your application as early as possible.
  • 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 11 deadline.
A: Please visit our Youth Get It Intern page for a link to the application. We will only accept online applications between March 1 at 9am and April 11 at 12 p.m. No exceptions.
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.
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.
A: No, we will take a current unofficial version of your transcript or your most recent report card.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
A: No, you have the option of saving your partially completed 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.