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US Indigenous Relations Intern

Date: Apr 6, 2019

Location: Omaha, NE, US

Company: TransCanada

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US Indigenous Relations Intern 

Reference Code: 57525 

Location: US - Omaha, NE 
Job Category: Student Opportunities
Employment Type: Summer Student Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program



TransCanada proudly delivers the energy that millions of North Americans rely on to power their lives and fuel industry.


Guided by our values of safety, integrity, responsibility and collaboration, our people ensure that we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with minimal impact on the environment.


We attribute our success to more than 7,500 employees and contract professionals who work on our behalf across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. From the corporate head office to our field operations, we actively seek out a wide range of candidates for all positions. Diverse backgrounds, culture, opinions, expertise and skills are what drives innovation and strengthens our teams.


Indigenous Relations Internship Opportunity


At TransCanada, we engage our students in the very core of our operations – it’s real work experience with real impact. As a valued member of the team, you’ll be doing exciting work that drives our business. You’ll be asked to participate in decision making and will learn about the business by working closely with other skilled people at TransCanada. Every day will enhance your knowledge, skills and passion for what you do.


With meaningful work and exciting challenges, this may be the first job of your career – and the start of an amazing future.


We’re on the lookout for great students who are interested in Indigenous Relations, Community Outreach or Communications roles, in our Omaha, NE office.


General Information


The successful candidate will take day-to-day direction from the IR Team Lead, U.S. based in the Omaha Office.  This position will assist in the implementation of the IR US Team’s Engagement Plan, focusing on advancing the communications goals and objectives to enhance the Team’s outreach to Tribal Nations.



  • Work closely with the IR Keystone XL /US team to implement to support delivery of the IR engagement and business engagement plans;
  • Monitor and report on activities being reported in Tribal newspapers, online, etc. within the key Indigenous communities;
  • Participate in discussions as to improve our ability to engage with the Indigenous youth through various Education and Training activities;
  • Collaborate with the Communications on the development of talking points, communications materials for outreach to Native American and youth audiences;
  • Assisting Leads with project notifications as required;
  • Ensuring documents provided to Indigenous communities noted in the engagement logs are organized and accessible;
  • Providing support in preparing reports, presentations and project documentation and/or updates;
  • Coordinate logistics, event planning and meeting preparation.


Experience /Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled at a recognized college or university as an active student;
  • Preference will be given to 2nd or 3rd year students enrolled in a communication, community outreach or public relations degree program;
  • Understanding of communications media with a strong knowledge of social media;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily /weekly tasks to meet deliverable timelines;
  • Customer service experience is a plus;
  • Team player.


*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

All positions require background screening. Some include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.

Please apply to this posting by 04/30/2019. To apply, please visit through your desktop or laptop. Use reference code 57525. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged.

TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. Government.

Make what you do matter.

At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For over 65 years, we've had the vision and scale to deliver big things that matter to the world. From supplying reliable and efficient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities, we believe in making big things possible. 

TransCanada is looking for people who are willing to think about the future...and think big. We're looking for people who are ready to take on the most significant challenges of their careers and define energy infrastructure in North America.

Thank you for choosing TransCanada in your career search.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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