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Community and Indigenous Relations Intern


Castlegar, BC, CA Prince George, BC, CA Cranbrook, BC, CA Kelowna, BC, CA Kamloops, BC, CA Trail, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Full-Time Temporary
Salary Min: $23.39 Hourly
Temp Duration: 2 Years

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,400 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.

Position Overview

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 Council 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;
  • Relationship building between FortisBC and Indigenous communities  
  • Provide support to the projects including:
    • Stakeholder tracking
    • Communications
    • Event planning and attendance
    • Attending internal and external project meetings
  • Develop and deliver presentations to internal and external audiences


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. 


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

Other Qualifications

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 post-secondary 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

Additional Information

For more information about the program, please click here

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.


The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. Depending on the responsibilities of the job, some employees work remotely and some in office. To ensure the safety of our employees on our job sites, there is strict adherence to our worksite safety plans and social distancing practices. As an essential service provider, we’ll continue to follow the government COVID-19 guidelines and adjust our plans as necessary. As we welcome new employees, our commitment to safety remains for all of our FortisBC family.


To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 

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