Repatriation Intern

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
  • Job title: Repatriation Intern
  • Organization name: Gitxaala Nation
  • Job location: Prince Rupert, British Columbia
  • Length of assignment: 2022-08-15 to 2023-03-31 (32.57 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $27.00

Work for an Indigenous Government seeking to bring home its cultural treasures.

The Gitxaała Nation Language and Culture Department seeks a Repatriation and Archives Intern. Remote position with community engagement/fieldwork trip to Kitkatla BC.

This project will support the creation of a repatriation database for cultural heritage objects and archive of ethnohistorical materials and community history. The intern will work with the Heritage Research Manager and Museum Archivist to accession archival records and repatriation data. The internship is a remote position but there is some funding available for fieldwork and community engagement in Kitkatla, BC. This position is ideal for recent graduates with a background in library and archival sciences, museum studies, Indigenous Studies, or applied anthropology.

20-22 weeks, 35 hrs/week, $27/hr. Start date between August 15 2022 and November 1 2022.

For information about the Gitxaała Nation go to www.gitxaalanation.com

For information on the region go to www.visitprincerupert.com

Apply with a CV, cover letter and references to research@gitxaalanation.com.


This opportunity is funded through the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage internship program. An individual may be eligible for an internship if they:

• are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

• are legally entitled to work in Canada;

• are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

• are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

• will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;

• are unemployed or underemployed;

• are a college or university graduate; and

• are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.

Note: Priority will be given to graduates that have not previously participated in YCW internship programs