We’re Hiring – Social Media Intern

Applications Closed

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, Black 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 the Communications Director and supporting the Communications Advisor, the Social Media Intern will work remotely while collaboratively contributing to meaningful work with our clients.

The guided work may include developing social media editorial calendars, drafting social media strategies, obtaining social media content at events, social media research and monitoring, and working with project leads to ensure client expectations are met and delivered in a timely manner.

The Social Media Intern is organized, detail-oriented, and creative. They will have a broad knowledge of different social media platforms (e.g. Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Linkedin, additional platforms an asset) and how they can be used to interact with key audiences. Experience creating content in Canva or a similar program is an asset. Experience or skills in setting up and advising on ads would also be an asset.

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

Typical Workday

  • Drafting engaging and creative social media content for project leads in support of client work.
  • Providing input and feedback to the creative team and project leads for social media asset development.
  • Providing strategic social media guidance to project leads.
  • Brainstorming creative social media approaches and campaigns for projects.
  • Attending project meetings.
  • Supporting the pipikwan pêhtâkwan team with their social media channels, strategy, posts and profile as needed.
  • Gathering social media analytics and drafting campaign/project reports.


  • A certificate in social media
  • Experience in a social media-related role
  • 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.
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • Health Spending Account.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Monthly cell phone reimbursement.
  • Monthly home internet reimbursement.


Paid Internship

Start Date

June 5, 2023

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.

Deadline for applications is
May 19, 2023

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 michelle@pipikwanpehtakwan.com referencing Social Media Intern in the subject line.

Apply by May 19, 2023.

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