Pacific Peoples’ Partnership Communications & Information Technology Intern Internship in Vancouver Island, BC

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership

Branch Vancouver Island BC CA

Communications & Information Technology Intern
Vancouver Island, BC

Writing for web and social media portals; Research, writing, and design; This includes content development, website development, newsletter marketing,…

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership

Communications & Information Technology Intern

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated intern for the paid short term position of Communications & Information Technology Intern . The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with communications in a cross cultural context. This includes content development, website development, newsletter marketing, information management and technology suite maintenance. The successful candidate may also be asked to provide support with research, event planning and membership development strategies.

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is celebrating over 40 years of action. Based in Victoria, BC, we are Canada’s only non-profit, NGO social justice organization devoted exclusively to working in solidarity with peoples of the South Pacific and Indigenous communities in Canada. Areas of strategic focus include fostering climate resilience, promoting gender equity and creating opportunities for knowledge exchange in the Pacific region.

The successful candidate will welcome the opportunity to develop cross-cultural communication skills while deepening knowledge of South Pacific and First Nations cultures. We are seeking an individual with experience in the following areas:

Research, writing, and design;

Writing for web and social media portals;

Multi-media content creation;

Website design and maintenance;

Excellent knowledge of IT systems, ability to initiate and make tech needs assessment, troubleshoot, and implement recommended improvements;

Excellent IT skills, computer knowledge, network, and analytic skills;

Able to work as both a team member and independently;

Experience in an NGO environment;

Knowledge of Pacific Island communities and/or Indigenous communities;

Basic understanding of colonialism and reconciliation in Canadian/Pacific contexts.

NOTE: This opportunity should be in line with your career goals and education . To be eligible for this opportunity you must be between the ages of 15 through 30; a Canadian citizen legally entitled to work in BC and not in receipt of EI benefits. Additional details on the programs are included and you must indicate which program stream/s you are eligible for in your cover letter.

The positions are ideally suited (but not limited) to students in Communications, Computer Science, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Governance, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Pacific and Asian Studies, Anthropology and International Communications. The internship position would start on or about November 21 st , 2016 and carry through to early next spring for a total of 500 hours at $11.25 plus MERCS (Mandatory Employee Related Costs).

To apply please send a resume and cover letter confirming that you qualify for the program stream , by November 14, 2016 via email to: Siobhan Powlowski, Deputy Director [ anti-spam measure – please enable javascript to view ] To learn more about PPP visit our website at: www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org

While we appreciate all interest in this position, we will only respond to candidates eligible under the criteria listed below:


The Youth Internships (YI) program is a national initiative coordinated by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and funded through the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). ISED is funded under the Career Focus (CF) Stream of YES. The objective of the YI program is to support Canadian youth in gaining a wide-range of digital skills and to assist their transition to the labour market.

Eligible Youth Participant:
Career Focus (CF) Stream

The objectives of the CF stream are to increase the supply of qualified people; to facilitate the transition of young people to a rapidly changing labour market; to promote the benefits of advanced studies; and to demonstrate federal leadership by investing in the skills required to meet the needs of the knowledge economy.

To participate in the YI program under the CF stream, eligible participants must:

be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the time of intake
have demonstrated skills achievement at the post-secondary level ;
intend to gain ICT skills and knowledge
meet the job requirements of the IHO, which should include stated ICT-related activities
be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada
must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while participating in a CF project

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Internship
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, CA
Posted on: 2016-11-01
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