Job Title:Climate Action Intern Department: Treaty, Lands and Resources  (TLR) Compensation:$17/per hour
Employment Status:Temporary Full-Time Location:North Vancouver, BC Closing Date:April 27, 2018

  JOB SUMMARY: We are currently accepting applications from TWN youth for a Climate Action Intern to commence duties from May-August of 2018 with some flexibility. TWN defines youth as Members between 16 and 30 years of age. The Climate Action Intern is responsible for completing a variety of tasks related to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation community-based Climate Change Resiliency planning project. The resiliency project seeks to identify risks and vulnerabilities of TWN ecological, cultural, infrastructure, and other community values to climate change related impacts, and develop strategies for TWN to prevent or lessen the impact on those values.  This project is being managed between the Treaty, Lands and Resources Department and the Public Works Department.  Beyond the resiliency project, the Climate Change Intern will be immersed in all climate change-related initiatives TWN takes on. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Document review and document creation related to TWN’s climate change resiliency project
  • Participation in any workshops or training related to climate change and resiliency planning
  • Assistance in organizing and hosting a TWN Climate Summit in the summer of 2018
  • Assistance in communication and outreach regarding TWN’s climate change resiliency project to the TWN community (including attending and/or participating in community meetings which may be held in the evening)
  • Assistance in creating and implementing a potential TWN Climate Change Art Project
  • Assistance in reviewing and responding to Federal climate change review processes
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Exposure to TWN field programs, as required or available
  • Other duties as required.


  • Flexibility to attend evening and/or weekend meetings or training sessions as required (on an infrequent and irregular basis)
  • Must have a sincere interest or passion in climate change related issues
  • Reliable method of communication (e.g. cell phone) required
  • Ability to report for work on time
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently with a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience and competency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Demonstrated flexibility and cooperation, and ability to work between departments
  • Ability to keep clear and accurate records
  • Self-motivated and attentive to details
  • Comfortable and willing to assist in communication and outreach to the TWN community
  • High school education, enrollment or completion of post secondary school education, or interest in enrolling in post secondary school education a strong asset.

WHY BECOME AN INTERN AT TSLEIL-WAUTUTH NATION? Earn real hands-on experience within an indigenous organization More likely to get a job after graduation Enhancing your professional network Gaining new knowledge in Climate Action and developing new skills Becoming more confident and job ready Gaining unforgettable life experience   Apply by Friday April 27, 2018 at 4:00pm with your cover letter and resume or Mail or drop off your Resume to: Tsleil-Waututh Nation Human Resources 3075 Takaya Drive, North Vancouver, BC V7H 3A8 Reference “CLIMATE ACTION INTERN” in the subject line. Please also indicate “Self-Identified”, if you are voluntarily identifying yourself as First Nations or Aboriginal.   We thank you for your interest in advance.  Short-listed candidates will be contacted.  

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