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Young Intern Officer Program

An exceptional opportunity to take part in the life of the biggest financial cooperative in Canada

The Young Intern Officer Program gives young people 18 to 30 the chance to sit on a caisse Board of Directors or Board of Supervision to represent members of their community and contribute to caisse performance, Young Intern Officers actively participate in the board's work, but with no voting rights.

They are named for a term determined by the board

Members who wish to apply for a Young Intern Officer position must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age.
  • Be a member in good standing of the caisse where the position is available.
  • Not be a caisse, Fédération des caisses Desjardins or Desjardins component employee.
  • Commit to uphold the legal and regulatory framework of the Desjardins Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Authorize the caisse to perform security and credit checks to confirm their eligibility for a caisse officer position.

See positions available and apply.

  1. Be a member of a caisse Board of Directors

    Board of Directors intern officers actively participate, with other officers, in discussions leading to caisse decisions, orientations, and control of activities, but with no voting rights. All the while they ensure that Desjardins's mission, values and cooperative nature are upheld. They also oversee the caisse's strategic performance and risk management and help maintain its relationships with members and the community, as well as other caisses and cooperatives.

  2. Be a member of a caisse Board of Supervision (in Quebec only)

    Board of Supervision intern officers work with the other officers to ensure that all caisse activities are performed according to the rules of ethics and professional conduct and in a cooperative manner. The provide the Board of Supervision with opinions and recommendations.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors makes decisions, guides and controls, meaning it:

  • Ensures the caisse upholds its mission, cooperative values, Desjardins values and distinctive nature in its practices and activities
  • Determines caisse strategic plan and priorities
  • Hires and supervises the General Manager
  • Adopts the business plan and annual budget, oversees their follow up and decides what corrections must be made to them to improve caisse performance
  • Ensures the caisse is managed soundly and prudently
  • Ensures member satisfaction and contributes to community development
  • Ensures the caisse maintains good working relationships with other caisses, Desjardins Group components and other cooperatives in the community
  • Represents the caisse in the community and within Desjardins Group to promote visibility and development

Administrators contribute to their financial cooperative's well-being and development so it can pursue its primary mission: meet members' needs and promote the socio-economic development of the community in the best way possible.

Board of Supervision (in Quebec only)

The caisse Board of Supervision:

  • Ensures the caisse upholds its mission, cooperative values and Desjardins values in a real way in commercial and management practices
  • Promotes the values, principles and rules of the Desjardins Code of Professional Conduct and handles ethical situations that fall within its scope
  • Identifies and analyzes situations that raise ethical issues for the caisse, particularly those related to the Desjardins mission and values
  • Ensures caisse members' rights and responsibilities are exercised
  • Sees to it that the caisse establishes distinctive practices to promote the financial, economic and cooperative education of members to promote their independence in terms of financial management
  • Ensure the caisse works well with other caisses and the various Desjardins Group components
  • Ensures the relevance and scope of the caisse's actions with regards to member satisfaction and community involvement