Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be Eskasoni Band Council, reporting to Tracy Menge and Megan Gillis. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for delivering Solid Waste Management workshops to Eskasoni community members. The purpose of the workshops will be to provide awareness of existing and new information, tools and techniques that can be used by the community. The successful candidate needs to have experience working with First Nation communities. They must also have strong communication skills.
Nestled alongside the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake in Eastern Cape Breton Island, Eskasoni First Nation is the largest Mi’kmaq community in the world. Deeply rooted here is our Mi’kmaq culture. We are proud to say that we are home to the largest Mi’kmaq speaking community with close ties to traditional culture and beliefs.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Research information
• Organize and deliver workshops
• Compare current solid waste management practices
• Collect community feedback
• Develop a strategy for promotion, awareness and education
• Attend meetings with Diversion Coordinators
• Write reports
Must be an Eskasoni Band Member
Experience working with First Nation communities
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
All applications will be 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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