Media Relations Intern – pipikwan pêhtâkwan (Full Time)

Location – Remote

Company Description

pipikwan pêhtâkwan is an Indigenous owned and operated company focused on elevating Indigenous voices and their stories. We are committed to meaningful, transparent engagement, ongoing dialogue and communication with our clients, communities and stakeholders. pipikwan pêhtâkwan believes in empowering Indigenous Peoples to share their projects, issues and initiatives with mainstream media and the general public. pipikwan pêhtâkwan has created an impactful team who brings a much leaded lens to public relations. Majority of our team identifies as Indigenous or as a person of colour.

Job Description

Reporting to Communications Manager, the Media Relations Intern will work remotely while collaboratively contributing to meaningful work with our clients.

The guided work may include drafting advisories and press releases, drafting crisis and media relations strategies and plans necessary, planning media events and working with leadership to ensure client expectations are met and delivered in a timely manner. The Media Relations Intern is a strong writer and has some experience with public relations, media relations and communications.

The position will be working remotely with daily supervision and development including regular video-conference meetings, ongoing virtual team messaging/chat tools, emails and telephone calls.

More details, including pay rate, can be found here on the pipikwan pêhtâkwan website.


  • In progress of completing a degree or certification in communications, journalism, English, or business.
  • Education and practical knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of marketing, public relations, graphic design, and business communications.

How to Apply

As this agency is focused on working with Indigenous communities, preference will be given to Indigenous or persons of colour or people with extensive experience working with Indigenous communities.

Candidates must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada under relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Please submit your cover letter and up-to-date resume as a Word or PDF to referencing Media Relations Intern in the subject line.

Application deadline: April 21, 2023

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