Student Summer Internships - Various positions available

Job Description: 



We have 3 summer internships available for young people between the ages of 15-30 interested in working on Pacific Islander and Indigenous community projects.  We hope you might share these opportunities with youths in your communities. 

The closing date for applications is June 24, 2020.

About us: Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) is celebrating 45 years of action this year!  Based on Lekwungen territory in Victoria, BC, we are Canada’s only non-profit social justice organization devoted to working in solidarity with peoples of the South Pacific and with First Nations in Canada to promote their aspirations for peace, justice, environmental sustainability and community development.  Main activities include connecting peoples north and south for knowledge and cultural exchange, capacity building, and public engagement in Canada.

We are seeking youth interns to fill the positions of Development Coordinator, Multimedia Coordinator and Arts & Cultural Program Coordinator.  See our website or attachments for details on each position.

These positions are ideally suited to students in Communications Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Governance, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Pacific Studies, Arts, or Anthropology, but candidates do not need to be students to apply.  These positions may be partially or fully remote.  We have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place and will discuss options for in-office or remote work with successful candidates.  Positions will begin the week of July 6, 2020 and will be 8 weeks in length at 30 hours per week.  Rate of pay is $15 an hour plus MERCS (Mandatory Employee Related Costs).

These positions have been made available by the Canada Summer Grant.  Applicants must confirm they meet the eligibility requirements:

Must be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of the employment*; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period. **International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

To apply youths can send a resume and cover letter confirming that you qualify for the Canada Summer Job Program and indicating your interest in one of the posted positions no later than June 24, 2020 via email to Jaimie Sumner, Operations Coordinator at

For more information:

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020