Marketing and Communications Intern, Alberta Indigenous Opportunity Corp.

Job Title: Marketing and Communications Intern
Term/Position: Full‐time, 12‐month position with the possibility of extension
Application Deadline: April 16, 2021

About Us

As a first‐of‐its‐kind Crown corporation in Canada, the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities
Corporation (AIOC) is responsible to facilitate and backstop up to $1 billion in Indigenous
investment in natural resource projects and infrastructure, including pipelines. The AIOC was
created to enable greater Indigenous community investment in natural resource projects in oil
and gas, mining and forestry that benefit Indigenous communities and the Alberta economy.
Alberta’s experience to date shows that there is a demonstrated high rate of business success
where First Nations and Métis businesses have created jobs, wealth, and health for their
communities, and the size and scope of Indigenous investments in Alberta continues to grow.
To help support this growing aspiration, the AIOC is designed to help Indigenous groups scaleup
investments in the natural resource sectors to a level not before seen in Alberta.


A unique and exciting opportunity to be a part of the AIOC engagement team with a specific
focus on marketing, communications, event planning and outreach activities. Located in
Calgary, Alberta, is preferred; however, remote work may be required. The Marketing and
Communications Intern will be a team member supporting the execution of AIOC’s engagement
and investment programs. As a crucial member of a small team, the Marketing and
Communications Intern will play a dynamic role, covering a wide variety of functions, including
event planning, social media/communications, and internal/external marketing.
The Intern will have the opportunity to attend virtual meetings with Indigenous leadership,
community organizations, investment project proponents and a broad set of partner
Gain an understanding of complex Indigenous issues or situations involving investment, legal
and jurisdictional challenges, political sensitivities, and multiple interests that have potential for
precedent and impact to Indigenous People of Alberta.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a creative and innovative force in driving content and communications that articulates the unique mandate of the AIOC,
  • Bring our social media channels to life that will resonate with Indigenous People, the natural resource sector, and the financial community,
  • Classification: Protected A Effectively manage and support multiple engagement opportunities and activities,
  • Leverage your passion to positively influence future prosperity opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and guide AIOC’s approach to extension programs and events,
  • Support development of AIOC’s stakeholder engagement program through involvement, planning and effective communication of program objectives,
  • Support the development of communications and marketing products in support of AIOC’s objectives and direction,
  • Monitor and manage social channels for trending news, ideas and memes, and capitalize on the positive trends through our social media accounts,
  • Support AIOC’s creation of engagement goals, objectives, and key metrics for specified outcomes,
  • Proactively identify engagement opportunities, including partnerships and collaboration with external organizations,
  • Support the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of public and stakeholder engagement initiatives,
  • Collect and prepare analysis and presentations for the Leadership team when required,
  • Provide substantive and constructive feedback to investment proponents,
  • Develop outward facing communications, internal agency program manuals and program reviews



  • Extensive experience, knowledge of and sensitivity to Indigenous history, culture, and worldviews,
  • Be driven, talented, ambitious and committed to a career in communications, marketing, and event planning,
  • Have a positive “can‐do” attitude and ability to thrive in a dynamic, evolving team focused work environment,
  • Good understanding of current Indigenous issues in Alberta and Canada,
  • Keen interest and proven ability to engage with Indigenous business and community leaders,
  • Experience in strategic communications planning, events management and confidently demonstrate effective leadership skills,
  • Exceptional communication skills to accurately articulate AIOC’s messages verbally or written to effectively deliver marketing content on social media, and ability to confidently present in person to broad and diverse audiences,
  • Interest in the financial/banking sector (corporate finance, research, private equity etc.) including the infrastructure and natural resources sectors (i.e.: oil and gas, mining, forestry, energy, etc.),
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once while maintaining outstanding attention to detail,
  • A reputation for Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Honesty, Accountability and Humility,
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines,
  • Experience creating targeted content that generates measurable Return on Investment (ROI)

Please Note:
 Complete applications including a resume and cover letter should be sent to by April 16, 2021,
 Thank you for your interest in a position with the AIOC, while we would love to be able
to respond directly to each applicant, we are only able to contact those who advance to
the next stage of the hiring process,
 The AIOC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically committed
to a diverse and inclusive workplace; Indigenous candidates are strongly encouraged to