Intern, Planning & Sustainability - (2105)

City of Whitehorse
City of Whitehorse
2121 2nd Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 1C2, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
7 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Date posted:
Closing date:


Position Title

Intern, Planning & Sustainability

Hours Per Week
5 X 7 Hours

Guaranteed Minimum Hours

Start Date of Position

End Date (Temporary and Term)

Science & Related Occupation

Range $28.60 - $33.64

Status of Position

City of Whitehorse

Position Description
Job posting closes: April 8, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. (Yukon Standard Time)

At our core, the City of Whitehorse is committed to cultivating an inclusive employee community and workspace, confronting racism and biases for fairness and equity while advancing reconciliation and accessibility.

The City promotes work-life balance for its employees and offers flexible work arrangements, such as work-from-home and compressed work weeks, subject to applicable administrative directives.

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition—the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term, or casual vacancies within the same department and classification based on organizational needs by going to the next highest-ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

This position is covered by a collective agreement between the City of Whitehorse and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Yukon Employees Union. 

The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted.  Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.

Intern, Planning & Sustainability

Job Code: 234
Department: Planning & Sustainability Services

Job Summary:

The incumbent performs a wide range of planning and sustainability services and support activities in a timely and accurate manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Research and evaluate innovative planning, economic development, and sustainability initiatives from other jurisdictions and consider their applicability in Whitehorse.
2. Draft, design, implement, and analyze survey data and develop educational and other communication materials.
3. Lead simple public engagement processes.
4. Prepare draft reports, displays, handouts and other public documents for review by supervisor.
5. Answer inquiries on planning and sustainability matters.
6. Provide input into relevant bylaws, policies, and planning studies.
7. Follow, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
8. Other related duties.
This description contains elements necessary for the identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Number of Hires Needed

Position Requirements
Working Conditions:

The majority of the work is performed under normal office conditions. Some evening and weekend work.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Currently enrolled or completed post-secondary program (minimum 2-year program) in Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies, or other Social Science.
  • Experience in land use planning, environment, economic development, and/or sustainability or related fields is an asset.
  • Knowledge of municipal services and bylaws with respect to planning, economic development, and sustainability.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently.
  • Effective oral and written communications.

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:

General office equipment including computer skills to operate software programs related to word processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail, etc.

Employment Contract: YEU Local Y046

Additional Information:
Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City's online Applicant system via Instructions on applications are provided at If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume. Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process. At the time this posting closes, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview.
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