Student – Project Assistant

Status: Full-Time Contract: May 1, 2023, to September 1, 2023 

Salary: $22 / hour

Location: Ottawa, Ontario 

Application Deadline: April 21st, 2023 

Job Summary 

The Inuit Circumpolar Council – Canada is hiring a Student Project Assistant for the summer. Reporting to the Climate Change Advisor, the Project Assistant will help to gather information and update a community based monitoring atlas. Working for a major international non-government organization representing approximately 180,000 Inuit of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka, the student will gain valuable experience in research, building and maintaining relationships, and organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifying relevant community based monitoring programs in Canada by searching a variety of platforms;
  • Sending out email invitations and following up with relevant programs on survey responses;
  • Scheduling and coordinating online meetings with participants based in different time zones;
  • Conducting a literature review and document analysis related to environmental change and Inuit Knowledge;
  • Coordination with ICC staff on communications and project records;
  • Assistance with preparation of final report on activities;
  • Potential to travel;
  • Other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as a post-secondary student;
  • Knowledge of and strong interest in one or more of the key areas of focus for this project, including Inuit Knowledge and social and political organization of Inuit in Canada and internationally, community-based monitoring, and impacts of environmental change on the Arctic;
  • Experience using internet search engines as well as academic databases to conduct literature reviews;
  • Ability to manage time effectively;
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with the ICC team;
  • Experience/ability to work with Microsoft Office software (Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English, Inuktitut an asset).

Other Information

  • Work is normally performed in a typical office work environment, including frequent use of a computer (ICC’s office in downtown Ottawa is on many public transportation routes);
  • Must have proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Applicants who are a Beneficiary under a Land Claims Agreement will be given priority hiring. We encourage applicants to self-identify. ICC Canada welcomes applications from candidates belonging to equity groups, as defined by the Government of Canada. If accommodations are required during the application process, please reach out to the Director of Human Resources at We encourage applicants to self-identify.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in ICC Canada; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any questions should be directed to the email below.

Please send a resume and short cover letter by April 21, 2023 to:

Anne Simpson at