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Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM) – Mi’kmaw Conservation Group (MCG), reporting to the MCG Fisheries Biologist, who is overseeing the Chain Pickerel Project. Chain Pickerel are an invasive species that pose a threat to native Nova Scotia fish species and endangered fish species such as Atlantic Salmon, a significant food, social, and ceremonial species to the Mi’kmaw. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for assisting the MCG Fisheries Biologist with numerous different tasks including: assisting with field work and data collection (i.e. angling, beach seine surveys, eDNA surveys, electrofishing, and fish dissections), angler surveys, and outreach and education centered around invasive species and their impacts on Species at Risk. Other responsibilities will include preparing reports and documents for project partners, creating educational games and writing articles for the local newspaper. The successful candidate needs to be comfortable working outdoors, in and around water, and in a variety of weather conditions. This project requires a fair amount of field work and fish handling.

Community Partner
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing eight Mi’kmaq communities of mainland Nova Scotia. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaq communities’ initiatives towards self-determination and enhancement of community. The CMM is located in the Millbrook Mi’kmaw Community in Nova Scotia and has over 100 Employees. The CMM’s Mi’kmaw Conservation Group is currently looking for a summer student to assist with its goal to promote and restore the concept of Netukulimk in the Bay of Fundy watershed”. Netukulimk is sustaining oneself and one’s community from the bounty of Mother Earth while also sustaining the environment for future generations.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Planning:
o Planning a field schedule to encompass all required activities and deliverables
• Data collection/analysis:
o Angling to catch Chain Pickerel
o Beach seining to catch Chain Pickerel
o Fish handling and dissection
o Writing adequate field notes
o Transcribing field notes to Excel/Word documents
o Compiling information from angling reports
• Outreach and Education:
o Participation in MCG Days
o Involvement with the planning and coordination of events related to the impacts of invasive species on Species at Risk
• Working in remote locations surrounding the Shubenacadie and Stewiacke Watershed
• Writing reports and preparing documents/Powerpoints for Management
• Assisting with writing articles for the local newspaper and updates to the MCG Facebook page
• Working outdoors in various weather conditions
• Taking direction from the MCG Fisheries Biologist and assisting with other project needs


 Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada;
 Must be between the ages of 15 and 30;
 Must be a full-time student and intending to return to school in fall 2020;
 Is not a member of immediate family of community partner;
 Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment;
 Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback;
 Demonstrated interest in future employment in the environmental or ‘green’ sector is considered an asset
 Experience working in or with First Nation communities considered and asset
 Must have a reliable vehicle/transportation to the CMM Office

Working Conditions
• Ability to work with others in a shared office space
• The applicant should be comfortable working in and around aquatic environments (i.e. streams rivers, wetlands) in various weather conditions.
Physical Requirements
• Ability to lift 50lbs
• Ability to perform physically demanding outdoor work in and around water

All applications are assessed equally; in support of our Indigenous Leadership Stream, in some cases, preference will be given to students who self-identify as Indigenous. 

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