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Program Coordinator (Internship)



Competition # : 31786 

Department: Justice

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Internship

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 8/3/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status


This opportunity is designated to applicants that identify as an African Nova Scotian or Other Racially Visible Person.


About Us


The Maintenance Enforcement and Victim Services Division of the Department of Justice helps facilitate court ordered child and spousal support and offers a range of services to help victims of crime.


Within Victim Services we offer a range of services to help victims of crime, promote victims’ rights and interests and advise government on issues relating to victims of crime; and work with justice partners and the community to develop policies and programs that address the needs of crime victims. We can help provide the victim, spouse, or relative, with information, support and assistance as their case moves through the criminal justice system. When criminal charges are laid, victims and family members can contact us directly for help. We provide the following programs: Provincial Victim Services Program, Child Victim/Witness Program, Criminal Injuries, Workplace Fatalities Counselling Programs, Victim Impact Statement Program, Restitution Program and the Sexual Offense Legal Representation Program.


For more information on the Department of Justice Victim Services please visit our website:


About Our Opportunity


As the Program Coordinator (Internship) you will assist with various Victim Services Programs including, but not limited to, Criminal Injuries Counselling, Independent Legal Advice, Restitution, Workplace Fatalities (OHS),  developing a resource guide of diverse resources, assisting with planning staff training, preparing statistical reports on Victim Services programs.


Qualifications and Experience


Have graduated from a related post-secondary program in sociology, psychology, criminology or a related field within the last three years?

Do you want to be part of a fun team, doing interesting work for the Province of Nova Scotia?

This is the opportunity for you!


To be successful within this role, you will also:

  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team to carry tasks to completion and contribute as a positive member of a strong and collaborative team
  • A willingness to work under the guidance of others and learn from teammates
  • Have excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrate the ability to multi-task to meet priorities and constant pressure of deadlines
  • Able to deal effectively in a multifaceted and sometimes stressful environment while ensuring confidentiality
  • Possess strong organizational and analytical abilities
  • Have a proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Have the ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Possess strong problem-solving ability
  • Has an interest in working in programs and services that support victims of crime
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft suite of products for creation of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations


We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.




Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.


Working Conditions


  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion
  • Work is performed in a comfortable office environment


Additional Information


This is an internship opportunity open to applicants that have graduated from a post-secondary program within the past three years.


What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
  • Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
  • Countless career paths for Nova Scotians
  • Department specific flexible working schedules



Pay Grade:  PR 06  

Salary Range:  $1,880.06 - $1,955.09 Bi-Weekly



This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to