Community Engagement Intern | Shared Path Consultation Initiative
Community Engagement Intern
$16.25/hour for 8 weeks, starting May 17, 2021
Due to this position being funded by Canada Summer Jobs, only applicants between the ages 15-30 (inclusive) at the start date of the position are eligible.
This is a work from home position. Applicants can apply from anywhere in Ontario.
Shared Path Consultation Initiative (Shared Path) is a charitable organization that is addressing the challenges and opportunities that emerge where land use change and Aboriginal and Treaty Rights intersect. Shared Path aims to facilitate and support Indigenous and local governments, institutions, and organizations to navigate the challenges of an emerging reconciliation landscape through research, education, relationship-building opportunities, and resources. We bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders in consultation, environmental research, archaeology, law, planning and other fields. Our focus is the best practices and common challenges concerning traditional territories and treaty areas, land use and governance. We are committed to deepening the reconciliation dialogue and sharing knowledge.
This is an opportunity for a friendly, engaging, curious, and motivated individual to help grow a charity that is trying to advance the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action at the local level. The intern’s mandate will be to help Shared Path support Indigenous members and programming. The intern may work remotely from their home.
The intern will work with staff, the board, and the Indigenous Advisory Committee to come up with plans for engaging current Shared Path members and strategies for growing membership. The intern will communicate with Shared Path members and Indigenous communities across the province to determine their research, program, and project interests. They will relay their findings to Shared Path staff, board directors, and the Indigenous Advisory Committee and participate in planning new outreach activities and programming.
Specific tasks could include:
connecting and conversing with members (exercising client services and communication skills)
designing surveys and interviews, and creating social media content (building written communication skills)
researching new resources for the Shared Path database (building research skills)
attending weekly staff meetings and supporting ongoing programming (building communication and teamwork skills)
contributing to the design of new projects and programs (building leadership and teamwork skills)
Additional tasks could include helping to identify new funding sources and helping to deliver programming for members. Given the small size of the Shared Path team, the intern will be exposed to all aspects of our operations. The intern will be introduced to various digital tools to support their work including task and project management software, customer relationship management software, design software, scheduling software, etc.
The ideal candidate for this position will:
Be curious, inquisitive, creative, good at asking questions.
Be comfortable cold calling, friendly and good at engaging people in conversation.
Be professional and communicate well in writing and by phone.
Be able to work independently without direct supervision.
Have some understanding of Aboriginal and Treaty rights.
Have some knowledge of land management and how it relates to local governments
To support their learning and career planning, the intern will also receive mentorship from a Shared Path board director on a weekly basis.
A cover letter and CV can be sent to email@example.com by Tuesday, May 12th, at 5:00 PM EST.