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Expressions of Interest - Intern - Communications Planning

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Environment and Natural Resources
Job ID: 17921
Salary: $67,782 - $80,945
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Jan 17, 2020

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- Communications Planning is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of internal and external communications, strategies and activities in order to promote and enhance the public image and identity of the Department. You will gain knowledge and experience in strategic communications planning and approaches to support these plans and operational communication needs. At the end of the internship, you should have an enhanced ability to provide plain language writing and editing, media relations advice, web content development and product development advice and project management support.

• Basic communications/ media relations theory
• Research methods
• Communications practices
• Time and project management
• Strength in assessment design needs for communication materials 
• Proficiency in using Word, Adobe Acrobat and social media platforms

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by…
• A post-secondary degree or diploma in communications, public relations, journalism or a related field; OR
• A post-secondary degree or diploma in environmental science with strong skills in writing and communications

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

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

More Information

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $34.76 per hour (approximately $67,782 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.

Term Position

This job opening is for a one (1) year term.

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.


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

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 17921       
Closing Date: January 17, 2020- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time.