Policy Capacity Development and Mentorship Program

The Policy Capacity Development and Mentorship Program (PCDMP) is a career development opportunity at the PEI Department of Agriculture and Land (DAL). 

Every year the program will provide one successful applicant the opportunity to complete a one-year temporary work term in the DAL’s Policy, Planning & Federal-Provincial-Territorial Relations Section as a Junior Policy Analyst.

The program aims to support the development of policy capacity for the next generation of policy leaders. The program focuses on learning and development opportunities that allow participants to expand their policy research, analysis and communication skills.

What does the program offer?

  • Exciting and challenging work;
  • Opportunity to impact agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries public policy;
  • Career development opportunities;
  • A network of professionals;
  • Mentorship; and
  • Opportunities to: conduct research and analysis, identify and analyze trends, learn about and apply the project management methodology to support the implementation of strategic projects, and more.

Who is eligible to apply?

The program is open to recent graduates (individuals who have graduated from a university within the last 24 months at time of application) and who meet the other qualifications listed in the job advertisement.

What are the educational qualifications?

  • An undergraduate degree (for example, but not limited to: Political Studies, History, Communications, Anthropology or Economics)
  • At the time of application to the position, must have graduated from university within the last 24 months
  • Educational assets include:
    • A Master’s degree
    • An undergraduate degree in the humanities or social sciences 
    • Completion of university courses specific to public policy, public administration, and/or project management

What are the requirements for prior work experience?

The are some requirements for prior work experience listed in the job advertisement.

What is the salary?

The position is classified at a Level 13 ($24.25/hr), full-time for one year.

How do I apply?

Applications to the program can be made by submitting a cover letter and resume through the Public Service Commission’s website  

Please ensure that your cover letter and resume clearly indicates where you have acquired the education or experience for each of the basic requirements as listed in the job advertisement. When describing in your cover letter or resume where you have acquired the basic requirements, please include:

  • Name of the organization where the education/experience was acquired;
  • Title of the position occupied and duration for which you exercised the functions; and
  • Specific details of tasks or projects demonstrating how the experience was acquired.

What is the closing date to apply?

The 2019 intake for the program is now closed. If you would like to be notified in 2020 when the program re-opens, please complete this form

How will I know if I am successful?

Applications will be screened against the qualifications listed in the job advertisement through a competitive process. Candidates who meet the qualifications and/or assets will be contacted to participate in an interview.

For more information contact:

Manager of Policy, Planning & FPT Relations
PEI Department of Agriculture and Land
11 Kent Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
Email: agri-feedback@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
September 10, 2019
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