Intern to Operator in just 15 months

The Water First Internship program is supporting Indigenous youth to become leaders in the world of drinking water treatment.

Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations

Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) and Water First are proud to announce our new water training partnership. This year, the partners will begin delivering a drinking water treatment and environmental water management training program.

Bimose Tribal Council

Last October in Kenora, Ontario, the interns in the Bimose Tribal Council internship program took part in a week-long introduction to water science in the environmental field.

After a long week of studying for the Operator in Training Exam, the interns were able to get out on the land, experiment with some hands-on activities, and experience some of the things they may do after completing the internship.

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Everyone has a role to play

The internship has been welcomed in many communities, and we are committed to an Indigenous-led approach. We are listening to and speaking with many First Nations communities interested in building their local capacity through the Water First internship program. And with your support, our goal is to launch another internship in the coming year, providing vital hands-on training and experience.

Our interns play an important role in increasing water science capacities in First Nations communities, both now and for the future. Together, let’s invest in the next generation of water treatment operators. You can be a part of the solution.

The Interns

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