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Expression of Interest - Intern - Land Use & Sustainability

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Lands
Job ID: 17993
Salary: $67,782 - $80,945
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Jan 17, 2020

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

At the Department of Lands, we strive to be leaders and innovators in northern land and resource management.  We have five regional offices, and are headquartered in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Despite being a small department, with approximately 150 employees, we carry out a diverse set of land management functions within the government. We offer many opportunities to be involved with a variety of different aspects to public land management.

The Department’s key activities include: 
•coordination of government’s role in land use planning and environmental assessment
•public land administration
•compliance and enforcement of activities on public land
•provision of information and technology services to support the natural resources management functions of three GNWT departments

Visit the Department of Lands website to learn more about what we do.

Job Information

The intern conducts research on, assists with and supports the development and implementation of departmental legislation, policies and strategic initiatives related to the management, sustainable use and administration of NWT Lands, including work in support of the development and implementation of regional land use plans.

The intern position is located in Yellowknife and will report to and work under the guidance of the Manager, Land Use Planning or the Manager, Sustainability.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Design, Resource Management, Geography, Community or Regional Planning, Urban Planning or a related field.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy or Public Administration with a concentration or focus on sustainability, environment, land issues or planning would also be considered.  A Graduate Degree would be an asset.

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

Term Position

This job opening is for a 2Year Term.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $34.76 per hour (approximately $67,783. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.


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

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 # 17993        

Closing Date: January 17, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time