Become a Healer

Helping young Indigenous people learn about and explore health care careers. The Aboriginal Health High School Internship Program has introduced Indigenous high school students to many different health care careers.

Criteria:

  • Only Indigenous youth (First Nation, Métis, Inuit and Non-Status) can apply
  • Must be in High School, open to students in Grade 10 – 12.
  • Must have good attendance in school and an average of 65% or higher grade
  • If under 18 must have parent or guardian’s permission to participate
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check

What the Program offers:

  • Phase 1 – Volunteer and Job Shadow start date (February to June) - After an orientation session, you will spend a full day every two weeks job shadowing health care staff in many different roles. After completing 55 volunteer hours, you receive a half school credit and are eligible to proceed to Phase 2.
  • Phase 2 – Summer Employment (July to August) - After having successfully completed Phase 1, you are eligible to join this six week program (232.5 hours of employment) which will help you gain a better understanding of the careers in health care and how you see yourself fitting into this environment. The school will provide a credit for every 110 hours including summer employment. At the end of this program, you will earn a total of 2.5 school credits. During the work experience, you will also earn a salary.

Indigenous youth are the future leaders of Canada. The tools, skills and knowledge that an Internship Program can equip you with will lay the path for generations to come. There are many testimonials from some who have taken part of the Aboriginal Health High School Internship Program. If you are interested and meet the above-noted requirements, apply and join the Southern Health-Santé Sud team!