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Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines, reporting to Business Development Executive & Marine Renewable Energy Permit Program Administrator. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for supporting development and advising on strategies, policies, programs, and initiatives related to Clean Growth and Marine Renewable Energy based on research. This research would include a SWAT type analysis of clean growth in Nova Scotia. You will work collaboratively with other team members in developing, coordinating, and implementing policies and strategies; and provide analytical and evaluative expertise to inform the implementation of regulations, policy options, programs and activities with a focus on Clean Growth and Marine Renewable Energy. The successful candidate needs to have a background in Business, Finance, Economics, or other relevant experience to provide this lens to our projects and initiatives. Strong skills in research, analysis, and critical thinking are a must.

Community Partner
The Department of Energy and Mines manages and promotes energy and mineral resources to achieve optimum economic, social, and environmental value from these sectors. We are located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Duties and Responsibilities
– Provide support to the team on policy and program analyses, advice, and recommendations on a broad range of renewable energy and clean growth initiatives.
– Conduct research on policy directions, legislation, and practices in other jurisdictions related to clean growth;
– Support the preparation of verbal briefings, presentations and consultations, background/discussion papers, briefing notes for ministerial use, business cases and submissions to senior staff as required;
– Provide feedback to Supervisor and other divisional staff as required by creating activity reports, briefings, and disseminating meeting minutes and reports, etc.;
– Support data collection, analysis, and metrics (ranging from which companies are active in the clean growth sector, to economic benefits reporting requirements of projects/programs)


 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;

Working Conditions
Work is usually performed in a an adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated office setting.

Physical Requirements
Physical Requirements are normal for an office environment; sits in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about; no special physical effort or ability is required to perform work.

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

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