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Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, reporting to the Mi’kmawey Green Communities Program Manager and CMM Associate Executive Director. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for research and strategy implementation regarding single use plastics and the upcoming Nova Scotia plastic bag ban. These duties include but are not limited to researching and reporting on topics related to single use plastics, designing and carrying out community-based education efforts, and engaging youth with educational activities related to solid waste management. The successful candidate needs to have a passion for the environment, willingness to work independently and as part of a team, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Community Partner
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing the eight Mi’kmaq communities of Mainland NS. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaq communities’ initiatives towards self-determination and enhancement of community. The CMM is located in the Millbrook Mi’kmaw Community in Nova Scotia and has over 100 employees.

The Mi’kmawey Green Communities Program (MGCP) at the CMM is an Mi’kmaw organization which is working with communities to assist them in achieving their solid waste management goals. MGCP works with Paqtnkek, Pictou Landing, Millbrook, Sipekne’katik, Bear River, Glooscap, Annapolis Valley, and Acadia. The CMM is currently looking for an energetic, mature, and independent candidate to fill the summer intern position of Junior Research and Education Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Research and report on the Nova Scotia plastic bag ban, with special focus on Mi’kmaw communities.
• Research and report on single use plastic use, bans, and alternatives, with special focus on Mi’kmaw communities.
• Plan and implement strategies to prepare Mi’kmaw communities for the plastic bag ban.
• Youth engagement regarding single use plastic and other waste diversion topics.
• Creation of educational materials for all ages regarding single use plastic and other waste diversion topics.
• Taking direction from CMM Associate Executive Director and MGCP Program Manager.
• Other duties as requested and required

Requirements/Qualifications
 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
Working indoors/outdoors, occasional daytime travel

Physical Requirements
Prolonged sitting/standing, minimal lifting up to 20 lbs, working in and around water.

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 

To apply for this job email your details to cleanleadership@clean.ns.ca

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