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What is ISIP?

The Indigenous Student Internship Program (ISIP) is designed with the Indigenous Strategy (ohpahotân I oohpaahotaan) as the backbone of the programming. These internships are meant to foster student growth, enhance self-determination, and provide cultural and land-based experiences. The ISIP program utilizes the seven commitments: Safety, Wellness, Stewardship, Representation, Recreation, and Renewal throughout its development, assessment and administration.

ISIP is generously supported by the MCF's EleV program and Oyateki; a collaborative initative that is creating opportunities for Indigenous learners to be full partners in their education and journey to meaningful work. 

Benefits of Participation

As an ISIP intern, you will be able to: 

  • Participate in a minimum 4-month paid internship. 
  • Build connections amongst your student peers, community, and industry. 
  • Receive professional development support before, during, and after your internship. 
  • Participate in Land Based and Cultural Learning Opportunities  
  • Access support from Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and Community Members  Grow personally and professionally, with potential access to long term employment 

How do I Apply?

Students may apply for the ISIP program by writing a one-page letter as to why you want to be considered for the program, filling out the application form, and connecting to the program coordinator as part of the application process.


  • Submit your application from January 2-30, 2024. 
  • Four-month Internships start in May of 2024 
  • With mutual agreement between a student and their employer, internships may be extended to 8 or 12 months. 


  • This program is open to all current self-declared Indigenous USask students as well as those graduating in Spring 2024 or Fall 2024. 

Contact Us

For more information, contact Delanie Adams-Beavereye, Indigenous Experiential Learning Coordinator at Career Services. 




The University is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and are proud to support academic opportunities for Indigenous students. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous students provide to strengthen these relationships. Only Indigenous candidates will be considered for this program.  Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin |tapwewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. 

Please visit: https://indigenous.usask.ca/indigenous-initiatives/deybwewin-taapwaywin-tapwewin.php to proceed through the verification system. If you have any questions or require additional information about deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin please contact: indigenoustruthpolicy@usask.ca