Expression of Interest - Intern, On the Land Programs

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Environment &Natural Resources

Job Code: 16394

Salary: $62,946 - $75,153

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 

Department Information

Environment and Natural Resources actively collaborates to protect, manage and restore ecosystem health, promote environmental stewardship and support the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of ecosystems, which include the people of the Northwest Territories.

Job Information

The Intern, On the Land Programs assists with the development and coordination of key On the Land Unit research and program initiatives, in the areas of traditional and local knowledge, social science research, sustainable livelihoods and community engagement.

Working collaboratively with multiple partners, the On the Land Unit champions and leads on-the-land initiatives for the Department, including research and programming in the areas of sustainable livelihoods, country foods, traditional economies, Indigenous and community-engaged research, traditional knowledge and public education and outreach. The Unit works collaboratively with partners throughout the NWT and supports communities on advancing land-based needs, values and priorities.

The Intern, On the Land Programs is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Sustainable Livelihoods and Traditional Knowledge. The positions assists with the development, coordination and delivery of key On the Land research and program initiatives in the areas of traditional and local knowledge, social sciences, sustainable livelihoods, traditional economy and public education. Key to this position will be assisting with research to support ongoing and new initiatives and supporting planning of community meetings and workshops. The incumbent may participate in community-based research partnership initiatives that address aspects of sustainable livelihoods.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by a degree in Indigenous Studies, Environmental Studies, Geography, Natural Resource Management or related social science discipline.

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Term Position

This job opening is for a one (1) or two (2) year internship.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $32.28 per hour (approximately $62,946 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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 # 16394     

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

GNWT Inquiries

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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