INAC Ottawa Co-op Opportunity

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada



Employer Job Title

Junior Policy/Program Analyst

Academic Level

Undergraduate (BA, BSc, BASc, BMgt, BFA, BHSc) /
Graduate (MA, MSc)


Anthropology /
Canadian Studies /
First Nations' Governance /
Gen. Maj. - Humanities /
Gen. Maj. - Social Sciences /
History /
International Management /
Native American Studies /
Political Science /
Social Studies - Education /
Sociology /
Urban and Regional Studies /
Women's Studies /
and Related


Fall 2016

Start/End Date

Sept. 5 - Dec. 30, 2016


4 Months


The Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is responsible for supporting Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and Northerners in their efforts to:

· improve social well-being and economic prosperity;

· develop healthier, more sustainable communities; and

· participate more fully in Canada's political, social and economic development — to the benefit of all Canadians.

The Education Branch is seeking to hire students to support the delivery of its mandate and priorities. The Education Branch is comprised of three directorates – Strategic Policy and Planning, Programs, and Regional Partnerships. The Branch's priorities include supporting the work of reconciliation between the Government of Canada and Indigenous Peoples, making new investments in First Nation education, and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

Job Description:
As a co-op student in the Education Branch you may be responsible for fulfilling a range of job functions including:

· Conducting policy research and analysis on Indigenous education issues

· Preparing and providing input for briefing material including briefing notes and presentations for senior management

· Organizing, planning, and participating in meetings with internal and external stakeholders, regional offices and First Nation education organizations

· Assisting with program-related tasks such as supporting selection committees for First Nation education funding proposals

· Assisting with various administrative tasks

Skill Requirement

You must be a Canadian citizen to apply for this position.

Students must be in one of the following majors: Anthropology; Canadian Studies; First Nations' Governance; Gen. Maj. - Humanities; Urban and Regional Studies; Women's Studies; Gen. Maj. - Social Sciences; History; International Management; Native American Studies; Native Education - Education; Political Science; Political Science - Mngt; Sociology or related.

Essential Skills:

· Effective research and analysis skills

· Effective interpersonal skills

· Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

· Ability to prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines

· Ability to summarize information from a variety of sources

Asset Qualifications:

· Bilingual students

· Indigenous students

· Knowledge of and interest in Indigenous issues in Canada

· Knowledge of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada mandate and priorities

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, student selection may be targeted limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal Persons, Women, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disability.


Based on Treasury Board of Canada guidelines

How to Apply

Documents Required (Please send in Microsoft Word Format ONLY): Resume, Cover Letter (Quote Position in Cover Letter)

Instructions to Apply:
EMAIL the required documents (cover letter and resume) to Lynette Harty:

IMPORTANT: You will receive an email with additional application instructions, so watch your email and, if prompted, follow these instructions.


April 28, 2016