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Métis Education Summer Interns

Posted: May 15, 2024

The Role

Position Status: Full Time (40 hours/week), Temporary Summer (May/June – August)

The Organization
Rupertsland Institute (RLI) is an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta and has a triple mandate in education, training, and research. With a decentralized network of 10 METI-Service Centres, a Corporate Head Office in Edmonton, and two mobile service units; RLI designs and delivers training and education services to more than 140,000 Alberta Métis.

The RLI Vision is: “A Skilled and Knowledgeable, Self-Reliant Métis Nation.”
The RLI Mission is: “To enhance the self-sufficiency and well-being of Alberta Métis through quality education, training, and research.”

The Opportunity
Rupertsland Institute (RLI) is hiring two (2) Métis Education summer students, with one (1) Métis Education French Translation Support Summer Student, and one (1) Métis Education Project Assistant Summer Student. These are summer term positions with an end date of August 31, 2024. Reporting to the Métis Education Manager, the successful candidates will provide assistance on projects, support and assist with the development and review of Michif language courses, and attend conferences and events to share resources. The successful candidates will be an eager, self-motivated individuals looking to gain valuable work experience. The successful candidates will have experience working with a team, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity, and possess a positive attitude.

To Fit the Role

Métis Education French Translation Support Summer Intern
Fluency in the French language is required.
Reporting to the Métis Education Manager, the candidate will work on the following projects:

  • Complete the Métis Foundational Knowledge Themes Training.
  • Translation of existing RLI Métis education resources into French language.
  • Support the development of new RLI Métis education resources in the French language.
  • Review and support updates to the Michif language courses.
  • Support the review and development of customizing technology required to weave Métis ways of knowing within various digital platforms.
  • Support the organization of Métis Education Resources.
  • Attend conferences and events to share resources about Rupertsland Institute where required.
  • Other duties as required.

Métis Education Summer Intern

Reporting to the Métis Education Manager, the candidate will work on the following projects:

  • Complete the Métis Foundational Knowledge Themes Training.
  • Review, update, and co-create, with support, Michif learning resources to be in alignment with Métis education resources and RLI standards of excellence.
  • Review and support updates to the Michif language courses.
  • Support the review and development of customizing technology required to weave Métis ways of knowing within various digital platforms.
  • Support organization and upkeep of both new and existing Métis Education Resources
  • Attend conferences and events to help share resources about Rupertsland Institute where required.
  • Other duties as required.

Location

Rupertsland Institute Office, Edmonton, AB

Skills and Qualifications (both positions):
We are looking for creative, collaborative individuals to join our team. This position requires a proven level of organization and judgment to organize and prioritize daily tasks and long-term objectives. Commitment to teamwork is required to connect with colleagues in an everyday working environment.

  • Candidates will be enrolled in a post-secondary education diploma or degree program related studies, including but not limited to, Early Learning, Education, Cree or Michif Language, Language Revitalization, or Linguistics.
  • 1 – 2 years professional work experience is an asset. School or volunteer experience is considered valid experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Métis culture, people, and values. Experience with Métis culture and community are an asset.
  • Demonstrated capacity working in/with Métis and other Indigenous communities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity. with the ability to build relationships with others.
  • Experience and ability in working both independently and collaboratively as a team player.
  • Open to learning and participation in a collaborative feedback process in resource development.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confidence navigating technology and motivation to learn how to navigate new platforms with ease.
  • Demonstrated interest and competency with online design programs such as Google Slides, Canva, etc.
  • Proficient with a variety of programs, including Microsoft Suite applications, Google Suite, and Zoom.

Other Requirements (both positions):

  • Due to funding requirements, this position is open to Métis students only. This would include Citizens of the Otipemisiwak Métis Government.
  • Due to funding requirements, candidates must be between the ages of 17 – 29.
  • Due to funding requirements, candidates must be currently enrolled in full-time post secondary education and must be returning to school full time in September 2024.
  • Ability to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM from May/June – August.
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends to support events. This may include some travel.

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) Offers (both positions):

  • A competitive wage.
  • A rich Métis cultural experience.
  • Professional experience in a respected strategic partner with schools across Albert
  • Opportunity to attend events and learn about Métis education, culture, and arts.
  • Personal development & career opportunities.
  • And other perks!

Application Deadline

May 26, 2024

Application Procedure

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter (including desired wage range) to employment@rupertsland.org by May 26, 2024, quoting ‘SS-ME’ in your email subject line. Please specify which position you are most interested in.

Rupertsland Institute thanks all applicants for their interest. Only successful applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.