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Indigenous Leadership Program Intern


Kelowna, BC, CA

Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Full-Time Temporary
Salary: $24.33 Hourly
Temp Duration: 24 months
Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

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 2,500 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


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.


Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code.


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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