Community and Indigenous Relations Intern

We want to hear from you! Our 2,400 employees come to work every day to meet the energy needs of our customers safely, reliably and affordably. Join the FortisBC family and be part of our Community & Indigenous Relations team!

The Community and Indigenous Relations Intern will report to the Community and Indigenous Relations Manager and support the External Relations Department.

The candidate must meet the criteria of the Indigenous Intern Leadership Program, which is a joint initiative of the Business Counsel of BC, the BC Assembly of First Nations and Vancouver Island University. Indigenous graduates from the twenty five post-secondary institutions in BC are encouraged to apply for meaningful work through internship positions. The term is a two year period.

The following are the core responsibilities:

· Stakeholder engagement, including municipal engagement and community groups;

· Relationship building between FortisBC and Indigenous communities

· Provide support to the projects including:

o Stakeholder tracking

o Communications

o Event planning and attendance

o Attending internal and external project meetings

· Develop and deliver presentations to internal and external audiences

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications as outlined in the IILP requirements:

· Indigenous post-secondary graduate (i.e. diploma) from one of the 25 accredited postsecondary      institutions

· Self-identify as Indigenous

· Be a BC resident

· Hold a valid Social Insurance Number and be able to work for a period of two years

· A valid BC Driver’s License and ability to travel throughout FortisBC service areas

The successful candidate will bring the following skills and experience to the role:

· A keen interest in community building, and stakeholder and community engagement;

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for working with people;

· Strong organizational and project management skills;

· An ability to convey complex concepts in an easy-to-understand manner in order to influence positive change.

· Good verbal and written communication, and presentation skills

· Understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as British Columbia’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

· Ability to work well with minimal supervision

· Computer proficiency MS Office. Indigenous Intern Leadership Program Affiliation - MoveUp

Additional skills and experience that would be considered an asset to the position include:

· Knowledge of the utility industry

· Knowledge of Sharepoint

· Experience in business case development

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