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The Black Alliance Internship Program

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to building a workforce that reflects the communities it serves and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful, and equitable workplace.

The Black Alliance Internship Program (BAIP) was a one-year paid internship program piloted in 2022-2023, that offered recent Black and Black bilingual (French-English) post-secondary graduates an opportunity to intern across a variety of professional positions within the OPS.

This pilot is currently being evaluated. In the meantime, building on the success of the Black Alliance Internship Program (BAIP), a Black Internship Stream (BIS) is being introduced within the Ontario Internship Program (OIP) for Black post-secondary graduates. To be eligible for this stream, applicants must self-identify as Black, regardless of their cultural identity or place of birth, and choose to be considered for this stream in their application. The Black Internship Stream will provide enhanced supports throughout both the recruitment process and the internship program.