Sahtu Youth Network Intern

Sahtu Renewable Resources Board Published: July 20, 2020
Tulita, Northwest Territories
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This position is sponsored by the Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę Gots’ę́ Nákedı (Sahtú Renewable Resources Board – SRRB) which has adopted a youth-centred approach to implementing its mandate. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a small but creative and dynamic team – while acquiring valuable knowledge and skills for a future career of your choice.

The Sahtú Youth Network Intern will assist the SRRB team supporting and coordinating the regional Sahtú Youth Network (SYN), as well as other Board activities as needed. The SYN was formed by youth of the five Sahtú communities to plan local and regional youth activities. The SYN also takes part in community, regional and other initiatives in which youth voices need to be heard and where they can take a leadership role.

The position is located within the Sahtú, ideally in Tulita. The majority of the SYN intern’s time will be spent working in an office setting, with some time spent at community events, and networking and meeting with various stakeholders and the community at large.

Some work time will be in outdoor settings, including being on the water in the summer and being outside during the winter months attending outdoor leadership activities, attending culture camps in the bush, and travel in a wilderness setting. On occasion, and depending on operational requirements, the SYN intern may be required to work evening and weekends.

The SYN intern may be required to travel between Sahtú communities. Travel may take place using, but not limited to, small plane, boat, snowmobile, or canoe. Occasional travel to centres outside the NWT may also be required.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Support the on-going objectives of the Sahtú Youth Network (SYN). Tasks will include:
  • Writing funding proposals
  • Activity planning
  • Budgeting for activities
  • Preparing reports for funders
  • Writing public communication materials – interview, posters, social media posts
  • Coordination and facilitation of meeting and activities
  • Representing SYN at various meetings and workshops

2. Support SRRB operations

  • Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with communities, community organizations, program participants, and stakeholders
  • Attend SRRB meetings to provide reports and information
  • Other duties as required to support SRRB programming

Knowledge and skills

The Board and SYN will select a Sahtú land claim beneficiary who is willing to learn on the job and through structured courses in a tailor-made training program.

Education required

The following qualifications are assets, but not required:

  • Grade 12 diploma or higher education
  • Demonstrated interest in youth and on the land programs
  • Basic workplace skills, including a good work ethic, computer skills, and ability to take direction
  • Knowledge of the Sahtú Region, the Sahtú Dene and Métis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement, and Dene language

Eligibility criteria

Qualified interns are:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada1
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to participate in an ImpAct internship for a flexible duration of up to 6 months by March 1, 2021
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)

1Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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