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Inner-City Work Study is seeking students!

Applications for Spring & Summer 2022

We are seeking students for the Inner-City Work Study program for the spring and summer session of 2022.

The work: Students are paid to work at an inner-city community based organization. The work placements offer students a hands-on experience working with inner-city orgnizations, residents and community leaders in the spirit of reconciliation.

Employment partners include: Ka Ni Kanichihk, Elizabeth Fry Society, the Indigenous Women's Healing Centre, the Graffiti Art Progrmming, John Howard Society, ArtsJunktion, Spence Neighbourhood Association, the North Point Douglas Women's Centre, CEDA Pathways to Education, Food Matters Manitoba, Onashowewin, the Immigrant Centre, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata, 1JustCity, West Broadway Community Organization, the Low Income Intermediary Project, Mother Earth Recycling, West Central Women's Resoure Centre, Manitoba Eco-Network, Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal,  Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin (OPK) and many others.

The study: In addition to the work placement, students will pay for and take a one day a week 6 credit hour course. UIC-3230 Inner-City Work Study for academic credit.  Students will be introduced to relevant theories and practices explaining intergenerational, geographically concentrated poverty, as well as 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 and how it can be part of reconciliaiton. Students will explore 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.


Applications for the spring and summer 2022 session are now open.

Deadline is January 30, 2022

Upload your cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript using the link below. In your cover letter explain your interest in the program, your understanding of the strengths and challenges faced by inner-city communities, and why you are a strong candidate for this program. You can obtain an unofficial transcript through your WebAdvisor account.

Apply for the Inner City Work Study program

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

The fine print - what you should know: 

  • Because students are paid for the work placements they do not qualify as volunteer practicums.
  • Preference is given to applicants who have taken at least one Urban and Inner-City Studies course and have completed at least 30 credit hours.
  • Students must pay for their course.

Covid-19 and ICWS

Roving classroom: Some elements of the program will be adjusted to accommodate the needs of the Covid-19 pandemic. We will do everything we can to continue using a roving-classroom model while ensuring that students and the community maintain necessary social distancing requirements in place while the class is in session. This may affect how many classes are offered in the community. 

Community work placements: Upcoming community work placements may be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many community based organizations want to host student work placements, and we will work with them to find ways to make this possible while maintaining necessary pandemic safety requirements. We also recognize that this is a changing situation. We will keep our student participants and our community partners as informed and up to date.