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Intern, Indigenous Community Liaison

Company: World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada)
Location : Iqaluit or Work from Home,NU

* This is an ECO Canada Youth Employment Program position. Preference will be given to pre-approved candidates. For more information on this program please visit: https://www.eco.ca/employers/internship-program/
Job Description

Reporting to the Renewable Energy Specialist (Arctic), this role will build support for WWF’s Arctic and remote community green economy objectives, by assisting staff with supporting community-led renewable energy projects in Nunavut. 

Key Responsibilities

1.  Relationship Building 

  • Attend and participate in meetings with communities and record discussions and questions
  • Participate in the development of future community engagement projects on the topic of green economic development and diesel reduction
  • Assist with outreach to Inuit youth, and help develop new ideas and ways for WWF to engage Northerners in our work.

2.  Data Collection

  • Attend and participate in meetings with communities, and record discussions and questions
  • Reach out to a diverse range of energy stakeholders to help collect energy-related data

3.  Other duties

  • Provide assistance to WWF staff when requested, which could include administrative duties
  • Web research on specific topics as requested by WWF staff
  • Develop communications materials (blogs, videos, fact sheets, web texts, reports, photo essays)

What We Are Looking For

  • An interest in WWF’s work and a desire to better understand environmental issues
  • Good communication skills
  • Familiarity with Nunavut
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Fluency in Inuktitut is an asset, but not essential

This is a full-time contract ending March 31, 2021.
The selected individual has the option to work from the Iqaluit office, or work from home with the understanding that some local travel may be required for meetings.

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, you may submit your application through our preferred online portal method. Should you have limited access to reliable internet to complete the application, you can also email your application. Please submit your application using one method only.

You can submit your cover letter and resume here: wwf.ca/jobs/intern-indigenous-community-liaison/

Please email your application to: ca-jobs@wwfcanada.org

If you are submitting an application via email, please include your answers to the following questions: 
1. Apart from its mission, what makes WWF-Canada an employer of choice for you?
2. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
3. What are your salary expectations?
4. How flexible are your salary expectations?
5. Where did you see this posting?

Deadline to Apply
Please ensure that your application is received on or before September 25, 5 pm EST. 

Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility
WWF-Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal peoples.

WWF-Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Representative in a timely fashion of any accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining WWF-Canada.  Given the volume of applications received, we request that you do not follow up your application with a phone call or email.  We will contact only those candidates selected for interviews and thank you for your understanding.