Internship Program

Na wáyatsut chexw ta asḵwálwen
Explore your Talent

Explore your talent through the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) Internship Program!

Na wáyatsut chexw ta asḵwálwen (listen to translation) is the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh name given to the Squamish Nation Internship Program. It can be interpreted as “reveal your heart to yourself”.

This program offers opportunities for Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw community members and connected individuals* to explore their career path, passion, and talent through an internship.

During the three to six month assignment, interns will be provided training and experience through individual programs and departments.

*Connected individual(s): A person who has a significant connection to the community. Connected individuals include a spouse, parent, child, or grandchild of a Member.  It also includes a person who lives within the Nation community and has a demonstrated connection to the community. 

The Internship Program offers:

  • Paid work experience
  • Career paths that fit many areas of expertise, backgrounds, and interests
  • Work rooted in traditional teachings
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • An environment that values diversity through the respect and appreciation of each person for their individual attributes

At Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Let us know if you require any accommodations to the recruitment process. We are happy to work with you to provide an environment that would help bring out your best self.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions, check our Internship Program FAQ document or contact us: or call 604-985-8335.

The Internship Program is for Squamish Nation community members and connected individuals. A Member who is a Squamish Nation employee on a Temporary or Casual agreement may apply if the internship begins after the completion of their current employment with the Nation. Permanent and Term employees are not eligible.

Each program is unique, offering training and experience in a variety of different areas and departments. The length of an internship can cary from 3 to 6 months depending on the opportunity. 

Starting in early 2023, internships will vary in date based on individual department needs. You can view current postings here.

The start of an internship will depend on the opportunity. However, typically, a start date will be 2 weeks after the offer of employment to allow appropriate time for the due diligence process. 

Eligible individuals can apply through the internship page, here.

All candidates are encouraged to submit a resume as part of their application. If you would like support creating a resume or assistance with the application process, we are happy to help! Please email or call 604-985-8335