Are you between the ages of 16-24 with an understanding of the barriers facing Yukon youth today? If so, we have a unique opportunity for you.

Details: $19/hour for up to 10 hrs/week from November 2020 – April 2021 (6 months with possible extension)

Project Description: Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) is a project about building actions and solutions to barriers youth face when graduating and transitioning out of high school. This process involves developing a common agenda of youth-led strategies to help youth serving organizations successfully target these barriers.

Job Description: In this role you will gather and collect information from youth in your community through conversations and surveys. Successful candidates will conduct youth led, self-guided research to help understand what specific barriers northern youth are facing. You will also track and report your findings.

The second part of this role will be to take part in a weekly roundtable with the other youth interns and the CBYF project manager. Through this meeting you will incorporate your findings into a common agenda. There will be on the job trainings and mentorship for each intern to develop hard skills such as research, community engagement, facilitation, communication and other important skills in career development.

Job Duties:

  • Work independently interviewing youth in your community
  • Take part in weekly meetings with the other youth interns and the project manager to discuss findings
  • Conduct weekly reporting on youth engagement activities
  • Take part in trainings
  • Attend monthly partnership meetings

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You are a youth aged 16 – 24
  • Have leadership ability
  • Like to collaborate with others
  • Have problem solving skills
  • Are able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willing to learn basic report writing
  • Have knowledge of barriers facing northern youth

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

  • Have lived experience with the school system (high school, independent learning, post-secondary, etc.)
  • Understanding of Yukon First Nation culture and history
  • Experience working with peers and community
  • Ability to communicate in more than one language an asset
  • Ability to build meaningful relationships with others

Preference: While we welcome all applicants to apply, given the context in which BYTE works, preference will be given to applicants from Northern communities and/or Indigenous communities.

Additional Information:

If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter telling us about yourself and how you meet the qualifications as well as a resume. Successful applicants 19 years of age or older, will be expected to provide a RCMP vulnerable sector Clearance.

If you have any questions about this job posting please email Robin at or phone the BYTE office (ask for Robin or Shelby) at (867)-667-7975