Conservation Corps of Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit organization with a mandate to provide young people with meaningful work, training and educational opportunities in the areas of environmental and cultural heritage conservation and enhancement. Conservation Corps is now accepting applications for the following two internship positions.
Research Assistant (1 position)
In partnership with Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (CPAWS – NL) with Corporate Support from Chevron Canada Ltd.:
CPAWS NL has been actively involved with various seabird projects throughout the Southern Shore; which include the Adopt a Beach Program, Puffin and Petrel Patrol Program, Purple Sandpiper Studies and Seabird Education. The intern will be responsible to continue with these programs as well aid in the research of methods to reduce light attraction of puffins and how to promote effectively to local residents. Intern duties may also involve assisting with an anticipated project with Parks Canada on human interaction within the National parks with bears. Furthermore, intern will assist staff with a National Geographic map guide project promoting sustainable tourism as well as other marine related projects. Candidates for this position should have a demonstrated interest in wildlife and the environment; experience in public education and outreach and program delivery considered an asset. Position primarily based in St. John’s but will include some travel to communities along the Southern Shore.
Field and Outreach Intern (1 position)
In partnership with Northeast Avalon Atlantic Coastal Action Program (NAACAP) with Corporate Support from Chevron Canada Ltd.:
Intern will be assisting NAACAP’S Environmental Technologist and Office and Outreach Co-ordinator with NAACAP’s project “Sustaining Watersheds”. This project aims to gather baseline data on the state of the Waterford River. The project has physical and social components; the Intern would collect physical data (water quality parameters, flow rates, pollution sources, etc.) and also help with outreach, networking, and event co-ordination. The Intern will play a role in organizing a bank stabilization demonstration project, and produce an information brochure based on the information gathered for this project. Candidates for this position should have a demonstrated interest in water conservation issues; strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills; event coordination and data collection would be considered an asset. Valid driver’s license and access to own vehicle with appropriate insurance considered an asset. Position based in St. John’s.
Salary for the above positions is $13.00 per hour for 35 hours per week for 12 weeks. CCNL is a youth serving not-for-profit, therefore individuals must be between the ages of 15 and 30.
Please apply with cover letter, resume and three references. The same application can be used to apply for more than one Intern placement. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter which Intern placements you are applying (if applying via email please indicate position in email subject title). For more information on Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador please visit www.ccnl.ca
Application Deadline is Monday, September 24th, 2012.
Applications should be forwarded to:
Selection Committee, Conservation Corps Newfoundland & Labrador
Suite 103, 10 Austin Street
St. John’s NL, A1B 4C2
Tel: (709) 729-7266
Fax: (709) 729-7270