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Inner-City Work Study is seeking students!

Urban and Inner City Studies


The applications process for the Spring and Summer session of 2019 is now closed. Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews. Successuful interviewees will be offered positions.

Apppications should re-open in the fall of 2019 for the 2020 year.


The Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies is seeking students for the Inner-City Work Study  program. The program is offered in the Spring and Summer semesters, from the end of April to mid August. 

Students work for 15 weeks, 4 days or 28 hours a week, at a rate of $15/hr, for the duration of the placement. These work placements are designed to provide students with practical experience working with inner-city residents and community leaders in the spirit of reconciliation.

Employment partners include: Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata, Ka Ni Kanichihk, the Indigenous Women's Healing Centre, the Graffiti Art Gallery, John Howard Society, Spence Neighbourhood Association, the North Point Douglas Women's Centre, CEDA Pathways to Education, Food Matters Manitoba, Onashowewin, Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council / Welcome Place, and many others. 

In addition to the work placement, students will pay for and take a one day a week 6 credit hour 3000-level Urban and Inner-City Studies course for academic credit.  Throughout the course students will be introduced to relevant theories and practices explaining intergenerational, geographically concentrated poverty, and urban and neighbourhood development theories. They will learn about strategies centered on community practice, citizen mobilization, engagement, and empowerment. Most importantly, students will learn to connect these theories with their work in the inner city, using strategies and tools that can help communities from within as well as building bridges across the divides.

The program uses a roving-classroom, ensuring that students participate in diverse community settings and cultural experiences. Upon completion of the course, students participate in a student-led conference to share their learnings and experiences.

Applicaitons are currently closed:

Apply for the Inner-City work/study program for 2019

If you have any questions please contact Kerniel Aasland at k.aasland@uwinnipeg.ca or 204-297-3948