Indigenous Public Information Assistant - Intern
City of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB
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Indigenous Public Information Assistant - Intern (1 year term)

Corporate Support Services

Posting No: 117337

Closing Date: December 6, 2018

Job Profile

The Corporate Support Services Department is seeking (1) Indigenous Youth under the age of 30 to participate in a communications internship over a one year period, located in the Indigenous Relations Division.

The position assists in the design, development, implementation, measurement, and evaluation of internal and external communications and information projects and materials related to Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak, the City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Youth Strategy and other initiatives the division is leading. The position works collaboratively with other civic department and community stakeholders ensuring information is communicated in a timely manner.

As the Indigenous Public Information Assistant - Intern you will:

Assist in the design, development, implementation, measurement, and evaluation of the Indigenous Relations comprehensive and strategic communications plan, with emphasis on Indigenous youth engagement.
Contribute to the design and development of communications materials and products, including electronic and new media, to inform civic, community, and government groups and stakeholders in Winnipeg.
Facilitate and manage quality and coordinated responses to the division’s public inquiry electronic mailbox.
Coordinate, attend, and facilitate communications related meetings within the division.
Collaborate with related communications interns on web and video related projects and activities.
Increase awareness, visibility and recognition of Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak through community, school, and conference presentations and trade shows.
Assist in compiling content and preparing draft news releases and social media strategies.
Assist in documenting and managing inventory of communications materials and products.
Perform other related duties consistent within the classification as required.

Your education and qualifications include:
Applicants must be of Indigenous descent and between the ages of 18 and 30 in keeping with Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak‘s formal definition of youth.
Post-secondary courses and/or diploma in the area of Creative Communications, Information Communications Technologies, or a related area;
Diploma in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism considered an asset;
Minimum one-year of related work experience;
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative public awareness strategies;
Knowledge of and experience working with the Indigenous community
Knowledge and/or experience in project management concepts;
Excellent organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects under tight deadlines;
Knowledge of communication methods, design and evaluation;
Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders;
Demonstrated and excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to communicate complex information in plain and youth-friendly language (in print, web and multimedia);
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Macintosh software applications such as word processing and the internet;
Ability to learn and utilize multimedia and presentation software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Adobe Master Creative Suite CS5.5.
Must have demonstrated acceptable attendance and job performance relevant to this position.

Conditions of employment:
A Police Information Check satisfactory to the employer will be required from the applicant or successful candidate, at their expense.

Citizen & Customer Focus
Respecting Diversity
Ethics and Values
Integrity and Trust
Results Oriented

How to Apply

APPLY ONLINE, including all documentation listed below:
Current resume (Required).
Cover Letter
  • Applications submitted without REQUIRED documentation will not be considered.*
If you do NOT have access to a computer/email, please apply, including all documentation listed above, to: Staffing Branch, HR Services, Main Floor – 510 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB by 4:30 P.M., Thursday, December 6, 2018.


As this job posting is recruiting for an Intern, applicants who may not meet all of the education and experience requirements will still be considered.
Applicants of Indigenous descent will be given first consideration.
Online applications can be submitted at For instructions on how to apply and how to attach required documents please refer to our FAQ's or contact 311. The City of Winnipeg uses the Korn Ferry Leadership Architect Competency Model as part of the recruitment process.

The salary range for this position is $1,409.72 bi-weekly.

We have great benefits and competitive salaries, and we are committed to ongoing learning and career development!


Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Requests for Reasonable Accommodation will be accepted during the hiring process.