Expression of Interest - Intern - Public Affairs & Communications

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: LEG Public Affairs & Comm

Job Code: 16369

Salary: $63,570 - $75,914

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Limited Competition

Intern placements are available to Northern graduates.  A northern graduate is an individual who has graduated with a diploma or degree from a designated post-secondary institution within a 24 month period prior to applying to the Internship Program or will complete all academic requirements for his/her program within 6 months of applying to the Internship Program. Applications to any intern job posting will only be accepted if you are registered to the Internship Program. For more information on the updated Internship Program including eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit .

Job Information

This position is expected to offer an intern experience in written and spoken communication for the general public, internal staff and Members of the Legislative Assembly. The intern will have the opportunity to see the practical application of his/her work. Planning and time management will be two important skills that will be strengthened in this position.

The Public Affairs and Communication Intern assists the Manager, Public Affairs and Communications with events planning; answering the public's queries about the Northwest Territories; and distribution of public information through the Assembly website, news releases and public service announcements. The intern is responsible for conducting daily tours of the Assembly and for various other tasks such as media monitoring, filing and taking photographs at events. The intern is also responsible for organizing a number of educational outreach programs offered by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Typically the above is attained by:

A Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism and/or English; or related discipline. Bilingual in French an asset.

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Term Position

This job opening is for a up to 2 year term.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $32.60 per hour to $38.93 per hour (approximately $63,570 - $75,914.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #16369

Closing Date: January 17, 2019- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term positions.