2020 Internship Opportunities

Position Descriptions

Beaver First Nation:

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1) Lands and Consultation (Closing Date March 2, 2020):

Beaver First Nation lands are located on an economically valuable consultative territory. This means that the Nation is often involved in negotiations with forestry, oil and gas and other natural resource companies in the region. Engage North interns work as a part of the BFN Land and Resource Department to support their consultative processes, research historical and cultural land uses both on reserve and in the BFN consultative territory, as well as engaging in community projects that arise over the summer. Interns will also collaborate with community members and consultants as needed to support successful relationships between BFN and the natural resource industry. Some of the intern's duties may include surveying lands and conducting water sample collections from rivers and lakes (field work); assisting in mapping activities; completing research or literature reviews as required; aiding with and attending meetings between Chief and Council and industry representatives; and planning projects for the Nation. The intern successful candidate will be encouraged to participate in cultural activities and engage with youth in the community. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of undergraduate course work completed by May 2020 (some exceptions may apply). This position is open to all faculties but preference may be given to students with relevant experience or those in one of the following disciplines: Agriculture, Agriculture/Food Business Management, Environmental & Conservation Sciences, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Biology, Combined Environmental Conservation Sciences and Native Studies degree program, Environmental Earth Sciences, Planning and Human Geography.

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2) Health and Wellness (Closing Date March 2, 2020)

The Health and Wellness intern will work with the Beaver First Nation Band Office and Health Department to help provide programming after school and during the summer months, for youth living on the Boyer and Child Lake Reserves. The intern will work closely with the Beaver First Nation Health Director and the Program Support Worker to develop wellness programming and recreational and amateur sports opportunities for youth and community members throughout the summer. Duties may include developing after-school programming for Rocky Lane School May through June; developing summer break programming and activities; accompanying Beaver youth to sporting events and camps within and outside of Boyer/Child Lake Reserves; participating in fundraising events for youth; and organizing community-wide events to facilitate inter-generational sharing of knowledge and skills. Interns are also expected to engage with the community celebrations and gatherings as they arise. Interns are encouraged to develop a wide variety of programming, including arts and crafts workshops, amateur sporting events and leadership development workshops. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of undergraduate course work completed by May 2020 (some exceptions may apply). Students from any faculty may apply but those in Nursing, Sociology, Psychology, Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation, Education, and Pre-Med are encouraged to apply.

*This position is funded through the Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund at the Calgary Foundation

Dene Tha' First Nation

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1) Health and Wellness (Closing Date March 12, 2020)

Based out of the Chateh Health Centre, the Health and Wellness intern will work with the Health Director, Community Health Representatives, community members, and the Chateh School to support the health and wellness of the community. In 2020, the intern will help provide after-school and summer activities including, coaching team sports, facilitating leadership and health related workshops and coordinating arts and craft activities. Interns are encouraged to develop a wide array of programming during the summer months, which may include baking and cooking workshops, STEM exercises, and music development. Other activities may include community gardening; grant writing and helping with the planning of community events. The intern is expected to attend and help with community-wide celebrations and events, including the Dene Tha’ Annual Assembly. The Health and Wellness position is open to students in all faculties but those registered in Nursing, Sociology, Psychology, Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation, Education, and Pre-Med are encouraged to apply.

*This position is funded through the Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund at the Calgary Foundation

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2) Lands and Consultation (Closing date March 12, 2020)

Working with the Lands Department staff, consultants, the Chateh Health Centre staff, and Dene Tha’ summer students, the Lands and Consultation intern will help with various lands-based projects throughout the summer. The student will provide field support for an archaeological dig over the summer, and will engage with youth during the field trips. These trips will be between one to two weeks in duration. The student will also help with mapping, archiving and working with summer students on transcribing recordings and interviews. The Lands intern is encouraged to participate in, and help with community celebrations and events. This position is open to students in all faculties but students registered in Archaeology, Anthropology, Environmental & Conservation Sciences, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Biology, Combined Environmental Conservation Sciences and Native Studies degree program, Environmental Earth Sciences, or Planning and Human Geography are encouraged to apply.

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