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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 Policy Analyst, Sustainable and Renewable Energy. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for assisting with program administration for, but not limited to: Low Carbon Communities, Connect2, Energy Training programs (with emphasis on underrepresented groups), SolarHomes, Solar Electricity for Community Buildings. Assist with research, support in policy and programs for: electric vehicle adoption, use of wood in new building construction, active transportation, renewable energy, solar energy, climate change, energy efficiency. The Department works closely with other provincial Departments and agencies, federal government departments, and with key stakeholders, partners and industry.

The successful candidate needs to have the following skills:
Critical and creative thinking to drive innovative solutions;
Problem solving and decision-making;
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written;
Research and reporting skills;
High motivation;
Ability to work independently and within a team;
Sound professional judgement;
Familiarly with climate change, sustainable and renewable energy sectors, federal and provincial legislation, regulations and policies for climate change, energy and GHG emission reductions;
Organizational skills and time management skills;
Flexible and adaptable;
Positive attitude and willingness to learn and contribute.

Community Partner
The DEM’s mandate is to manage energy resources to achieve optimum economic, social and environmental value from the energy sector. Our mission is to serve the social, environmental, and economic interests of Nova Scotians by ensuring our energy resources are developed and used in an efficient and sustainable manner.

The DEM office is located at 1690 Hollis Street in downtown Halifax, NS.

Duties and Responsibilities
Tasks will include: Program administration – assistance with program development and priority setting, program launch, guidance and advice to potential applicants, program evaluation and decision-making, support project awards and contracts, follow-up with successful projects to ensure they are on-task, on budget and any reporting requirements are met. Support mechanism for underrepresented groups in energy training programs.
Policy analyst support – research, jurisdictional scans and literature review & analysis; interacting with key stakeholder groups and individuals; report writing.

The student will provide a summary report on their work at the end of term and deliver a presentation to staff at DEM.

 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
The successful candidate needs to have skills that are required to perform work tasks in an office setting

Physical Requirements

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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