CAP Youth Internship
Every year hundreds of young people from across Nova Scotia are employed by CAP to undertake community projects using technology.
How do CAP Youth Interns help Nova Scotians?
- Provide one-on-one and small group technology training for individuals and small business.
- Offer assistance to citizens when accessing government online programs and services.
- Introduce new technologies such as mobile devices, social media, digital media, 3D printing, and much more.
- Develop stimulating programs for youth; engaging them in science and technology at an early age.
- Build local web content including community and business related resources as well as online local history and culture.
- Welcome thousands of tourists and the travelling public who rely on wireless access and public computer technology.
- Take part in individual community development projects requested by local communities.
How do CAP youth interns benefit by taking part?
- Positions are well-supervised and administered in local communities; many in rural areas of Nova Scotia where few opportunities exist.
- New employability skills are developed, not only in technology but skills such presentation, communications, and project development.
- An opportunity to undertake highly visible projects that have a long term community development goals.
- A chance to make a meaningful difference in their local community’s development and sustainability.
How can I take part?
Youth interested in internship possibilities should contact their local coordinator (insert link to site information). Both summer and winter programs are offered.
How is this initiative administered and funded?
The overall Nova Scotia CAP Youth program is administered by the Nova Scotia CAP Council and local networks province wide. Local CAP sites and their partners provide a base of operations as well as technology for each youth.
Youth internship funding is provided through the Federal Government Youth Employment Strategy (YES), assisted by Industry Canada. Summer opportunities also make use of provincial youth employment and local community based funds. Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development and Tourism provides overall funding to the Nova Scotia CAP Council for the operation of the Community Access Program overall.