2017 Internships

Please Note:

Positions for Beaver First Nation are now Closed.  

Positions for Dene Tha’ First Nation are now Closed.

Positions for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation are now Closed.

Beaver First Nation

The Beaver First Nation is a northern Albertan Treaty 8 Nation, made up of members of the Danezaa people, also known as the Beavers. Beaver First Nation is the only two Danezaa bands in Alberta (the other being the Horse Lake First Nation). The band controls two reserves, Boyer 164 and Child Lake 164A, both near Fort Vermillion in beautiful northern Peace Country. Beaver has a small registered population of approximately 900 community members, many of whom live away from the community.

Project: Lands and Consultation Internship (Undergraduate) – CLOSED

Beaver First Nation has a large consultative territory in Northern Alberta. The Nation is often involved in negotiations with companies involved in Forestry and Oil and Gas projects in the region.

Beaver First Nation requires an individual to support their consultative processes, and to assist in researching and mapping historical and cultural use of lands both on the reserve and within the consultative territory of the Nation.

The ideal Candidate will have a background in environmental science/monitoring or a similar specialty. Experience working with GPS and mapping software would be a great benefit. Candidates with an interest in forestry may be able to do some additional fieldwork.

Interns will be expected to complete research as required by the Lands and Consultation team as well as assist in any mapping, or community engagement projects that may arise over the course of the summer. The intern will attend meetings between chief and council and industry and support consultation with the wider Beaver First Nation community.

To apply please follow the instructions at the link below

Engage North Lands and Consultation 2017 Internship

Project: Youth and Recreation Internship (Undergraduate) – CLOSED

Beaver First Nation has a large population of youth who mostly attend Rocky Lane School. Amongst the community’s youth there are many aspiring leaders in a wide range of fields including academic, artistic and sporting. However due to the isolated nature of Beaver First Nation, it is often difficult for these young people to reach the resources they need to succeed in these pursuits.

Beaver First Nation requires an individual to support youth programming and community recreation events throughout the summer. The Youth and Recreation intern will work with the Beaver First Nation community to:

  •  -Develop after school programming before the summer break.
  •  -Provide summer programming during the summer break.
  •  -Accompany Beaver First Nation youth to camps and Pow Wow’s over the summer.
  •  -Help fundraise to support youth to attend events outside of the community.
  •  -Organize wider community events allowing the sharing of knowledge and skills between generations.The ideal candidate would have a background in education or community engagement. Experience teaching sporting, cultural or artistic skills would be a great asset.We are looking for a fellow who is organized, reliable, and able to deal with uncertainty.

 

To apply please follow the instructions at the link below:

Engage North Youth Recreation 2017 Internship

Dene Tha' First Nation

Dene Tha’ is an Albertan Treaty 8 First Nation with populations centered in three communities: Bushe River, Meandre River, and Chateh. Located are north in the beauftiful Alberta North Peace region, it is a member of the North Peace Tribal Council.  Community members speak English and Dene, the latter of which includes the South Slavey language. Dene Tha’ First Nation facilities include First Nation office and public works buildings in Chateh, public works buildings and Four Chiefs Complex in Bushe River, and First Nation office and public works buildings in Meander River. Dene Tha’ First Nation economic activities include a gas station, various stores (hardware, crafts, fur purchasing), a post office, a bottle depot, Dene Tha’ Construction, natural gas distribution, and more.

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Project: Community Health Internship (Undergraduate) – Closed

Chateh is a community of about 900 members which is part of the wider Dene Tha’ First Nation. The intern will work with staff housed in the Health Centre, located in Chateh.

Chateh is looking for an intern to work with their health staff to support community health workshops and initiatives.  Part of the intern’s duties will include coordinating youth attendance to events and programs outside the community, which may include opportunities for the intern to attend Pow wow’s and other youth events.

Additionally the intern will work with the Youth and Recreation Intern to develop programming for the youth of the communities, including regular sporting events, workshops and educational camps.

The ideal intern will have a background in community health or social work and an interest in working with First Nations, and especially youth. The position is open to any student with expertise in health, nutrition, education, physical education, social work, or other related fields.

The ideal candidate will be flexible and willing to work in a remote community with limited resources. The intern must be willing to show initiative and use their skills as appropriate when given the opportunity.

The intern should hold a class 5 drivers license.

To apply please follow the instructions at the link below

2017 Community Health Internship Application

Project: Youth & Recreation Internship – CLOSED

Chateh is a community of about 900 members which is part of the wider Dene Tha’ First Nation. Over the summer there are many community events, both in Chateh and outside the community.  The intern will work with staff housed in the Health Centre, located in the community

Dene Tha’ First Nation requires an individual to support youth programming and community recreation events throughout the summer. The Youth and Recreation intern will work with the Dene Tha’ First Nation community to:

  •  -Develop after school programming before the summer break.
  •  -Provide summer programming during the summer break.
  • -Seek out opportunities to invite recreational and educational programs into the community, as well as find opportunities to take youth out of the community for experiential learning opportunities.
  •  -Accompany Dene Tha’ First Nation youth to camps and Pow Wow’s over the summer.
  •  -Help fundraise to support youth to attend events outside of the community.
  •  -Organize wider community events allowing the sharing of knowledge and skills between generations.

The ideal candidate would have a background in Education, Physical Education & Recreation, Community Engagement or other related subjects. Experience teaching sporting, cultural or artistic skills would be a great asset. We are looking for an intern who is organized, reliable, and able to deal with uncertainty.

To apply please follow the instructions at the link below:

2017 Youth and Recreation Internship Application

Yellowknives Dene First Nation

Yellowknives Dene is a southern Northwest Territories Treaty 8 First Nation.  The First Nation is comprised of two communities; Ndilo which borders the city of Yellowknife, and Dettah, located on the north shore of Great Slave Lake.  There are close to 1500 registered members of the YKDFN, with close to 600 living between the two communities.  The YKDFN is governed by two Chiefs and 10 Councillors who are elected every four years.

Project: Environmental and Gardening Education Internship (Undergraduate – 2 positions available) – CLOSED

Yellowknives Dene First Nation requires two individuals who can support the Community Greenhouse and Gardening programs, which have been developing over the last few years.  The community of Dettah is hoping to build a new greenhouse this spring.  A number of raised garden plots will also be added this summer, providing more opportunity for community members to grow their own produce.

The ideal candidates will have home gardening experience and knowledge.  Interns will support gardening activities of community members of all ages, in the communities of N’Dilo and Dettah.  Under the direction of the Community Gardening Coordinators, interns will share their knowledge of home gardening techniques with new gardeners, and help facilitate gardening workshops lead by external agencies. Interns will also to help maintain the community greenhouses and raised beds.

Interns will participate in On-The-Land-Camps, helping to facilitate traditional learning activities for youth.  Candidates will also lead introductory workshops on environmental field sampling techniques, which may include plant identification and density estimations, bird surveying, and/or water and soil sampling.  The candidates should be comfortable working outside, in variable weather conditions.

To apply, please follow the link below:

Engage North Environmental and Gardening 2017 Internship