Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be the Town of Mahone Bay, reporting to the Climate and Energy Outreach Coordinator and Town CAO. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for community education and engagement efforts in Mahone Bay using techniques including door-to-door canvassing and community workshops. The intern will work closely with Town staff to implement climate and energy community engagement and outreach initiatives.
The successful candidate needs to have a willingness to learn, positive attitude, and strong interpersonal skills for interacting amongst the community.
The Town of Mahone Bay is a small coastal Town located on the South Shore of Nova Scotia and home to a population of approximately 1100. The Town owns and operates its own Municipal electric utility which offers opportunities for renewable energy generation and electric home heating solutions. In 2019, the Town amended its Strategic Plan to include priorities for climate change mitigation and to implement initiatives to reduce the Town’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Duties and Responsibilities
▪ Serve as a front-line advocate that engages with residents on climate and energy;
▪ Communicate climate and energy issues in understandable and engaging ways in one-on-one or group settings;
▪ Effectively represent the Town by displaying professionalism and customer service;
▪ Conduct community outreach including door-to-door canvassing in town;
▪ Help execute community campaigns and events;
▪ Engage community stakeholders to promote energy efficiency programs and increase awareness and adoption of these programs;
▪ Support communications including online communications channels and social media;
▪ Work closely with Town staff to develop climate and energy content for factsheets, brochures,
posters, web pages, and social media platforms;
▪ Perform related duties as required.
▪ 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
▪ 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; Preference will be given to applicants pursuing a university degree in
Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Urban Planning or an equivalent.
▪ Community engagement, organizing, canvasing or issue-campaign experience a plus;
▪ Experience in renewable energy, energy efficiency, or a related field a plus;
▪ Quality-consciousness and exceptional attention to detail;
▪ Strong active listening and communication skills and experience with online
communications channels and social media;
▪ Demonstrated understanding of energy and climate issues in the context of local
▪ Licensed driver with a willingness to travel as needed;
The successful candidate will work out of the Town of Mahone Bay Town Hall office located at 493 Main
The intern may be required to walk throughout the community for data collection and may be required
to stand/walk for a few hours occasionally throughout the day.
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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