Lakehead, OpenText partner on internship program for Indigenous students

September 28, 2021
Lakehead University and OpenText have partnered on a program that will see 25 Indigenous students participating in internships through the OpenText Indigenous Internship Program. Students completing the four-month, virtual internships will work in OpenText’s software engineering, marketing, finance, information technology, or human resources departments. The program will enable students to gain soft and technical skills that will prepare them to enter the workforce. “We understand the barriers that Indigenous students face when looking for ways to start and nurture careers,” said Lakehead President Dr Moira McPherson. “Partnerships like this one with OpenText will contribute greatly to our students’ futures by providing experiences to work hand-in-hand with professionals in their field, apply skills and knowledge they gained at Lakehead University, and share their culture and history with others.” Lakehead | CBC (ON)