The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Can work Remote
Management and Operations

Voir version française:

Do you enjoy solving problems and thinking out of the box? Do you usually believe there is a better or more effective way of doing something?

Would you like to serve as a role model for the future, as a problem solver within New Brunswick’s provincial public service in the 21st century?

If this sounds like you, then read on.

Are you:

  • Agile?
  • Action-oriented?
  • Curious?
  • Courageous?
  • Empathetic?
  • Imaginative?
  • Outcomes-focused?
  • Reflective?
  • Resilient?

These are the critical attributes for public problem-solving.

The Government of New Brunswick (GNB) is searching for the next generation of public problem solvers as part of the Public Innovation Internship Program.

Two successful applicants will be hired for the 2018 summer term, from the beginning of May to the end of August.

Looking for more flexibility? Great! GNB is also looking to fill 3 or more positions through a one year term with the possibility of an additional year extension. We really do have something for everyone!

The Public Innovation Internship Program is designed to identify top talent and grow GNBs Innovation Talent Pool. Join a dynamic team of public servants who are passionate about improving the lives of New Brunswickers.

We are offering:

  • Interesting, rewarding and meaningful work.
  • Comprehensive salary and benefits package.
  • Learning opportunities and mentorship.
  • Introduction to Innovative concepts and tools for problem-solving
  • Flexibility
  • An engaging work-hard, play-hard environment.

What you'll do


Your number one responsibility is to be a driver for innovation and bring a passion for problem-solving. You’ll be thinking outside the box and ready to make an impact.

Together with the team, you will help create a culture of innovation within GNB and bring exciting new perspectives while contributing to developing systems thinking, citizen engagement, open data, human-centered design, and experimentation.

During orientation, you will participate in an initial series of workshops to learn about how the government works, how to foster an inclusive work culture and innovative tools for problem-solving. You will be assigned a mentor in your department, who will help guide you through the projects you will be working on.

You will:

  • Lead change
  • Work in teams across multiple departments
  • Engage in accelerated learning

Your workload will be project based, and you’ll need to be eager to manage your deliverables while balancing your priorities.

The work environment will bring exciting new challenges, and you’ll be engaged in finding the best ways to provide value to the projects and teams with whom you’ll be working. Excitingly, you’ll also have few typical days, as the new challenges brought to the table will require agility and adaptability.

What you'll need


You bring the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. You have the kind of personality that is always striving for change and impact.

You possess an eagerness to excel both independently and as part of a group. You are a curious, life-long learner (more concerned about “getting it right”, than “being right”). You recognize the risks inherent in maintaining the status quo.

You need to:

  • Be returning to school at a New Brunswick university or college in the fall.
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities.

You should be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Evidence of creative thinking in problem solving.
  • Capacity for independent work and initiative.

Your attitude and approach to innovative problem solving is more important than your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

Key Attitudes:

  • Adaptability
  • Agile Mindset
  • Curiosity
  • Systems Awareness
  • Resilience
  • Imagination
  • Outcome-focused
  • Courage
  • Team Oriented

We're looking for

Core Skills

Intrapreneurship Data Literacy & Evidence Systems-thinking Prototyping & Iterating Storytelling & Advocacy Finding common ground and shared ownership Ability to articulate the value of new approaches and solutions Creative processing of different perspectives Startup Methodologies Citizen & Stakeholder Engagement

A little bit about us

Government of New Brunswick

The Government of New Brunswick (GNB) is searching for the next generation of organizational problem solvers and future leaders as part of the new Public Innovation Internship Program. 

The Public Innovation Internship Program is designed to identify top talent and grow GNB's Innovation Talent Pool. This is a highly-influential team, committed and engaged in doing their best work every single day for the citizens of New Brunswick. 

Right now, we are recruiting dynamic team members who are interested in experiencing meaningful, engaging, and rewarding work.

Do you want to make a positive impact on our communities, as well as improve the lives of New Brunswickers all the while pursuing an opportunity that requires (and rewards) passion, leadership and being adaptable? Are you ready to pave the way for the future?

This is your opportunity to join our team of innovative GNB public servants. 

Apply today!

Are you interested?

Work With Us

This is your opportunity to show us what you’ve got and what you’ve done. 

You have the choice to be creative – you can use video, PowerPoint, anything you feel best illustrates your abilities. You can upload up to 3 submissions but note we give bonus points for quality, not quantity.

Have a look at this framework and select three attitudes and one skill from each theme, then tell us how you demonstrate them, or why you want to develop them.

Tell us a story about the above attitudes you possess and why you are a good fit for the Innovation Internship Program.

Applications are due April 13th. We look forward to hearing from you!

Interviews will take place the week of April 23-27, 2018

More Openings

Sorry, there are no positions available at the moment, check again later.