ROI launches Municipal Internship

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The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) is pleased to announce its latest project for 2018-19, Municipal Internship: Youth Engagement Strategies. This project will see 12 rural communities receive support and funding for a youth intern to work on dedicated youth engagement strategies in the summer of 2019. Community partners will be chosen by ROI and the project advisory committee following submissions of Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from interested municipalities and youth-serving organizations. The Municipal Internship: Youth Engagement Strategies project will support rural municipalities across Ontario to:

hire a municipal intern;
develop and implement youth engagement strategies;
and provide a voice for local youth in the ongoing development of their communities.

Through this initiative, ROI is working to foster long-term outcomes that extend to municipalities across rural Ontario. These include:

building (youth) civic leadership;
increasing capacity for youth engagement;
facilitating municipal sector workforce succession; and
youth attraction and retention.

To read more, or to submit an Expression of Interest, please visit: www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca/programs/youthengagementstrategies.

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