To help newcomers succeed in finding employment, the City of Montreal launched an internship program in 2006. To date, 262 people have participated in the program and 142 have found permanent jobs after their internships.
To make an internship a win-win for both the organization and the intern, follow these tips from the City of Montreal:
- Pair interns with a mentor to help them learn the ins and outs of the job and the workplace culture.
- Offer cross-cultural communications training to both interns and mentors.
- Tap into government programs and funding to reduce the financial burden on your organization.