We’re Hiring – Media Relations Intern

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About Us

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.

At pipikwan pêhtâkwan we pride ourselves as helpers who understand the barriers and know the language that resonates with our peoples. We collaborate with our partners to build communications strategies that work for Indigenous communities. We are guided by our vision, mission and values as we engage existing and new clients.

Our Vision

Indigenous communities sharing their truths and stories as equals.

Our Mission

Amplify Indigenous voices and experiences in the media and to the general public.

Our Values

We are sustainable.
We are courageous.
We are humble.
We are transformational.
We share our strengths.
We are accessible.

Workplace Culture

We are committed to positively working together to create a healthy and safe environment where employees feel supported and fulfilled. We work together while guided by the following principals:

High Quality Work.

Role Introduction

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.

Typical Workday

  • Write and edit copy including, but not limited to presentations, media advisories, news releases, key messaging, speeches and other public relations and communication materials.
  • Support media relations, including drafting and distributing releases, responding to media inquiries as needed, and building and maintaining media kits.
  • Assist with special events, media announcements and related public-relations activities.
  • Help develop strategic and consistent communication with stakeholders.
  • Work with the graphic design team on projects as needed.
  • Other duties as required.


  • 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.

Work Environment

  • Remote work opportunity.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Shared co-working spaces available in Edmonton and Calgary.
  • Regular supervision and development available via regular video-conference meetings, virtual team messaging/chat tools, emails and telephone calls.

Benefits & Retention

  • Paid internship at $18.00 per hour.
  • Monday – Thursday schedule.
  • 3 Friday’s off per 4-week period.
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • Health Spending Account.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Monthly cell phone reimbursement.
  • Monthly home internet reimbursement.


Paid Internship

Salary Expectation

$18.00 per hour

Additional Information

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 jill@pipikwanpehtakwan.com referencing Media Relations Intern in the subject line.

Apply by April 21, 2023.

We thank all applicants for your interest however only candidates under consideration will be contacted.