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Job Opportunity - Community Liaison Intern (Student/Co-op) - Barkley Project Group | ICE Network


Job Opportunity - Community Liaison Intern (Student/Co-op) - Barkley Project Group

  • Stage: Available
  • Category: Employment

Barkley Project Group (BPG) is a small consulting firm specializing in project management services for clean energy and energy efficiency projects and other community-owned initiatives. We are based in Nanaimo BC and currently work with more than 30 First Nations communities in British Columbia and the Yukon. We support Indigenous communities by providing project management and administration capacities on a project-specific basis. We are passionate about the work we do, and we are grateful for the opportunity to work with communities as they pursue a thriving sustainable future for their members. 

Job Summary

BPG is hiring a full-time, temporary, position of Community Liaison Intern (Student/Co-op) with our Project Development Team at a rate of $20/hour.

The duration and start date of the position is flexible.

Due to funding constraints, the successful candidate must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident in Canada and must be enrolled in a post-secondary education institution during the internship period.

It is preferred that the successful candidate works out of our Nanaimo office, however accommodations will be considered. Travel to communities across British Columbia may be required.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high quality, professional services to support community initiatives. The specific responsibilities of this position will be dependent on the strengths and ambitions of the successful candidate.

Key tasks for this position may include:

  • develop community engagement materials for energy projects
  • gather information and data from communities to support initiatives
  • assist in the advancement of project proposals, including planning and reporting
  • support technical specialists to identify renewable energy project opportunities and energy efficiency solutions for homes and community buildings

The position offers the opportunity for the successful candidate to learn and engage with topics and projects according to their own interests and ambitions. We aim to offer a high-quality professional development and learning environment and are committed to supporting knowledge and skill development throughout the internship period.


Reporting to the Development Team Lead, your duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Engage communities at all project stages, including updating outreach material, preparation for community presentations and ongoing communication with contacts and participants
  • Support community energy planning services including residential and commercial energy audits, renewable energy inventory assessment
  • Support high level feasibility studies for clean energy projects including assessment of regulatory permitting, design considerations, and financial analyses
  • Coordinate data collection and management, and contribute to reporting
  • Liaise with communities, technical teams, government agencies, and stakeholders throughout all project stages
  • Coordinate tasks to ensure quality, consistency, and the completion of deliverables
  • Maintain clear records of the tasks, activities, and details of your work
  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures, including safety
  • Contribute ideas, energy, and personal commitment to help foster a positive and rewarding work environment, and to help maintain and grow a successful, innovative, high-quality project management consulting practice at Barkley Project Group



  • Must be passionate about working with First Nations communities
  • Previous energy efficiency or renewable energy experience an asset
  • Must be trustworthy and able to trust your team
  • Must be respectful and have integrity
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must have a sense of humour
  • Experience with MS Excel, Office, and Outlook
  • Community relationship building skills
  • Time management, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong technical writing skills are an asset
  • Must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident



Please send your resume and a short cover letter describing why you are interested in the position to Nigel Moore nigel.moore@barkley.ca

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