Summer Student - Research Assistant

Summer Student – Research Assistant

The successful applicant(s) will be working with our dynamic and creative team in Iqaluit to work collaboratively to coordinate sessions and implement research related to the impacts of COVID-19 in Nunavut Communities.

The position(s) for undergraduate student(s) is located in Iqaluit and may require travel within Nunavut and Canada. The position(s) for graduate student(s) have the option to be virtual and can be performed remotely.


The successful applicant(s) will have:

  • Enrolled full-time as a student (in any field) at a university/college with plans to return for the fall semester;
  • A passion for working with Nunavut communities and a deep understanding of community contexts in Nunavut;
  • Working knowledge of computers and software is required, especially MS Word and MS Excel;
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills;
  • Must have excellent writing skills in English; 
  • Planning and organizational skills are required;
  • Must enjoy working in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment;
  • Inuktitut language skills are an asset;
  • A resident of Nunavut for a minimum of 3 years; and 
  • Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claim Beneficiaries and long-term Nunavummiut. 

Applicants, please send a current resume and a cover letter/email detailing your relevant experience and qualifications to Gwen Healey Akearok at

Work placements are for a period up to 16 weeks and will begin May 2, 2022, and will be completed by the end of August, based on a letter of offer.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, March 18, 2022