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2008/2009 Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)
Aboriginal Health Strategy Internship Program

Focus : Aboriginal Health Strategy
Internship Residency : Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto
Number of Internships : Up to two
Duration of Funding : Six months, with an opportunity to renew up to a further six months
Start Date : August 2008
Applications Due : June 30, 2008

About the Internship Program

The internship program is open to new university graduates, graduate students, researchers, and/or representatives of Aboriginal organizations who will be hosted by the ministry to undertake a special policy or research project focused on Aboriginal health strategy and/or Aboriginal health information.

The scope of internship projects will be aligned with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's (MOHLTC) strategic priorities for Aboriginal health, including improving the health of Aboriginal people in Ontario.

The internship will :

Potential subject matter areas are outlined below, although the final focus will be determined in partnership by the ministry and the selected candidate(s). Priority research and policy areas for the internship include :

Internship Outcomes

In collaboration with the ministry, the intern will review and analyze his/her original project plan for research and/or policy development. The project plan will be further refined and developed to include goals, targets, and outcomes that fit with current ministry research priorities in Aboriginal health.

Examples of outcomes may include :

Important Details

How to Apply

Application packages must follow the required template and format, including the following elements :

Applications should be sent to the attention of :

Aboriginal Health Strategy Internship Program
Health System Strategy Division
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
80 Grosvenor Street, 8th floor
Hepburn Block, Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1R3

Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Aboriginal persons are encouraged to apply.

Recruitment Process and Timelines

Applicants are required to complete the attached application template. Only one application per candidate is accepted. Note that only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Applications will be reviewed and assessed against a number of evaluative criteria, including :

Applications will be reviewed by a panel to include representatives from MOHLTC and the Aboriginal community.

Shortlisted candidates may be invited to take part in the interview stage of the recruitment process.


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