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Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be Cape Breton Fish Harvesters Association, reporting to the Executive Director, Veronika Brzeski. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for organizing community beach cleanup, educating fish harvesters and the public on ghost gear and marine debris, and organizing ghost gear cleanup efforts. The successful candidate needs to have good communication and interpersonal skills, and knowledge of the environmental issues.

Community Partner
The Cape Breton Fish Harvesters Association is an accredited non-profit association managed by a volunteer board of directors all of whom are local fish harvesters. The CBFHA has an office in North Sydney with 3 permanent staff members to serve our membership and coordinate our science programs. The goals of the CBFHA are to 1. Represent the owner/operator inshore fishing fleet through the challenges of maintaining the long term sustainability of this industry, 2. Empower fishermen through scientific research, partnerships and participation in decision-making processes that affect the future of their fishery and to 3. Innovate the industry with emerging opportunities provided by the local food movement, seafood traceability, small scale food systems and eco-certification.

Duties and Responsibilities
 Communicate the fish harvesters and community groups
 Plan community beach clean ups
 Coordinating with fish harvesters and organizing ghost gear removal trips
 Research waste disposal methods for fish harvesters
 Develop strategies and pilot project for waste disposal


 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;
 Knowledge of ghost gear and marine debris
 Excellent communications skills
 Experience working in the field
 Experience planning and executing projects

Working Conditions
Working conditions will include an office environment, and field conditions such as wharves, beaches, and fishing vessels.

All applications will be equally assessed; 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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