2021 Internship Opportunities

Position Descriptions

Hamlet of Pangnirtung (NEW!):

1) Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) Project - Maliganik Tukisiniarvik (Legal Aid - Qikiqtaaluk Region) - Closing Date: April 23, 2021

Under the direction of the Chair of the IQ Project Committee of the Maliganik Tukisiniarvik (MT),  the intern is responsible for the primary research on the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) Principles as they apply to the services provided by MT.

Duties will include:

  • Conducts primary research on the IQ Principles as they apply to the legal aid services provided by staff, court workers and lawyers working for MT to include surveys of MT staff, lawyers and stakeholders
  • The research will follow a logic model based on outcome expectations with steps along the way using well-defined indicators with components, expected outcomes and measures of success.  The subset will be Inuit and Non-Inuit MT staff, Elders, Lawyers, court workers and stakeholders
  • The research will include the design and delivery of surveys and interviews with guidance from professionals and local supervisor
  • Collected data will be analyzed with regard to applicability of IQ principles in the context of the legal services provided by MT
  • All research findings will be reported in a database like Excel with references of the sources of information
  • With guidance from supervisor, consent form will be developed and obtained from research participants prior to their interviews or along with the submission of the completed surveys

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic primary research 
  • General computer knowledge and skills (literature and internet research, word processing, spreadsheet use)
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Knowledge of the Inuktitut language is an asset but not required
  • Must be able to work independently and remotely
  • Must have good organizational skills and able to prioritize work
  • Must be open to participate in professional development activities as required to meet the responsibilities for the position

Confidentiality: 

The successful intern must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the internship and must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Honest and trustworthy, respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, flexibility and demonstrate sound work ethics

2) Pangnirtung Community Services Coalition (PCSC) Position - Closing Date: April 23, 2021

Under the supervision of the Coalition Coordinator, the intern is responsible to assist the Coordinator in the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of the Coalition.  The Coalition intern will network with representatives of all stakeholders in a position to develop and implement a strategy that will improve government and community services the Hamlet of Pangnirtung, with the ultimate goal of eliminating violence, substance abuse, psychological trauma and poverty.

Duties will Include:

Helping the Coalition Coordinator with creating a comprehensive community wellness and safety strategy, and Community Plan, integrating government and community services to provide a person-focused service for community members seeking support to deal with poverty, personal safety, food insecurity, physical and emotional abuse, addiction, depression and the prevention of adverse childhood experiences and suicide risk.  The intern will also help facilitate collaboration between the Government of Canada, Government of Nunavut, Inuit organizations and the Hamlet of Pangnirtung to improve existing services and create new services to better serve Inuit in Pangnirtung (provide services and support in the context of their families, culture and community).  The intern will help to establish working objectives and implement actions that meet the objectives of the Coalition, which include:

  • Research previous community needs assessments and reports that are available, on addressing core service needs in the community;
  • Conduct a public community needs assessment
  • Interview representatives of stakeholder organizations to collect information on their objectives, services, capacity, etc;
  • Once needs have been identified, develop a strategy and work plan on how each will be addressed;
  • Work closely with the respective stakeholder parties responsible for meeting specific needs;
  • Identify gaps in services; Research how such gaps have been addressed in other jurisdictions in Nunavut or internationally, among Indigenous Peoples;
  • Manage multiple projects in close cooperation with stakeholder organizations;
  • identify funding sources and prepare applications for funding to operate the Coalition and its objectives.

The intern will help ensure best practices and accountability while developing a model that is applicable to other jurisdictions on Inuit urban communities in Nunavut and Canada by

  • Preparing detailed progress reports on Coalition projects, including delays, resource needs and recommendations for improvement of project work;
  • Seeking partnerships with universities, research institutions, and other stakeholders interested in analyzingand reporting on the progress and outcomes of the operations of the Coalition;
  • Developing a template and toolkit of a Coalition, which can be applicable to other urban Inuit communities in Nunavut and Canada

Other duties will include:

  • Maintaining and revising Coalition's Terms of Reference, policies and guidelines as directed by the Coalition Core Team Members as necessary;
  • Promoting public awareness of the project;
  • Developing and maintaining an electronic communications platform for the internal communications among Coalition members and the SAO and supervisor (e.g. Microsoft Teams or Google Drives)
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of a Coalition Website and/or developing a social media platform to communicate Coalition activities with the public collaborating with regional  and territorial Government of Nunavut offices/personnel

Qualifications:

  • Interest and skills in Community and/or Social Development
  • General computer knowledge and skills (literature and internet research skills, word processing, spreadsheets)
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills
  • intermediate/advanced computer skills of specific programs such as Microsoft Teams

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to plan and facilitate virtual and in-person meetings
  • Ability to facilitate, deliver and implement projects
  • Must be able to perform tasks with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to work with staff and the general public in effective, positive and tactful manner
  • Must be able to prioritize work on projects, meeting deadlines and time constraints
  • Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment (ability to speak and write in both English and Inuktitut is an asset)
  • Must be willing to participate in professional development activities as required to meet the responsibilities for the position.

Confidentiality: 

The successful intern must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the internship and must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

Honest and trustworthy, respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, flexibility and demonstrate sound work ethics

Beaver First Nation:

Sunset over water

1) Lands and Agriculture (Closed):

Beaver First Nation lands are located on an economically valuable territory with rich soil and productive farmlands. The Nation is currently building and strengthening the band’s farm, which includes both arable farmland and livestock. The Nation is also expanding their agribusiness. The Engage North intern will work as a part of the Beaver First Nation Band Office to support the business development processes, which may include researching appropriate technology and engaging in farm projects that arise over the summer. Interns may be asked to create a livestock database and business plan. Interns will also collaborate with community members and consultants as needed to support successful relationships between BFN and the natural resource industry.

Other tasks interns may help with include land surveys 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 engaging in community planning and development with the Nation.

The 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 2021 (some exceptions may apply). This position is open to all faculties but preference will 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.

Summer 2021 – Students will work under local Covid-19 guidelines that meet the University of Alberta Risk Management guidelines. 

Youth Recreation Beaver First Nation

2) Youth, Recreation and Sports (Closed)

 

The Health, Wellness and Amateur Sports intern will work with the Beaver First Nation Band Office and Health Department to help provide outdoor programming after school and during the summer months, for youth living on the Boyer and Child Lake Reserves. The intern will work with the Beaver First Nation Health Director, the Program Support Worker and others in the band office, 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 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 sports training and events and leadership development workshops. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of undergraduate course work completed by May 2021 (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.

Summer 2021 – Students will work under local Covid-19 guidelines that meet the University of Alberta Risk Management guidelines. 

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

Dene Tha' First Nation

Canoe Trip

1) Health and Wellness (Closed)

 

Based out of the Chateh Health Centre, the Health and Wellness intern will work with the Health Director, Community Health Representatives, nurses, and community members to support the health and wellness of the community. In 2021, the intern will help facilitate leadership and health related workshops, help with community health promotion, and help coordinate community activities.  Other activities the intern may be tasked with include project-planning, development of health surveys, and grant writing for the Health Centre. The intern will also help support the Youth and Recreation intern where required, particularly during large community gatherings.  Often interns will lead tournaments and create fun activities for kids and youth for these events.

Dependent on the Covid-19 situation in Chateh by May 2021, the intern may be asked to help with the Covid-19 response if applicable; however, they will not be working directly with Covid-19 patients.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of undergraduate course work completed by May 2021 (some exceptions may apply). Students from any faculty may apply but those in Nursing, Sociology, School of Public Health, Psychology, Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation, Education, and Pre-Med are encouraged to apply.

Summer 2021 – Students will work under local Covid-19 guidelines that meet the University of Alberta Risk Management guidelines. 

Little Team Dene Tha

2) Youth, Recreation and Sports (Closed)

Working with the Chateh Health Centre staff, the Chateh School staff, and Dene Tha’ summer students, the Youth Recreation and Amateur Sports intern will help with various youth related projects and activities. Dene Tha’ First Nation is looking for an individual that can work independently to help coach youth in preparation for the Alberta Indigenous Games.  In 2021, the intern will help provide after-school and summer activities including, coaching team sports and supervising open-gym times at the school (activities may only be outside, depending on provincial Covid-19 restrictions).  The intern is encouraged to develop a wide array of additional 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 planning community events. The Youth and Recreation intern will help the Health and Wellness intern with the facilitation of leadership and health related workshops and support arts and crafts activities. The intern is expected to attend and help with community-wide celebrations and events, including the Dene Tha’ Annual Assembly.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of undergraduate course work completed by May 2021 (some exceptions may apply). The Youth and Recreation Internship 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

Summer 2021 – Students will work under local Covid-19 guidelines that meet the University of Alberta Risk Management guidelines.  This may alter program delivery within the community.

Funding for this position comes from the generosity of the Darryl K Seaman Hockey Fund at the Calgary Foundation.

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