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 (CMM), reporting to Nature Legacy Fund Project Leads. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for taking a leadership role in conducting culvert assessments, Habitat Suitability Index assessments, environmental DNA sampling methods, installation and collection of water quality data using loggers and hand-held water meters, and developing community-based youth engagement activities. The successful candidate needs to have a keen interest in working in an aquatic environment, willing to work in harsh environments, able to lift heavy equipment (more than 40 pounds), and comfortable in and around water.
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing eight Mi’kmaw communities of mainland Nova Scotia. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaw 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 CMM’s Mi’kmaw Conservation Group (MCG) is currently looking for a summer student to assist with its goal to promote and restore the concept of Netukulimk in the Bay of Fundy watershed”. Netukulimk is sustaining oneself and one’s community from the bounty of Mother Earth while also sustaining the environment for future generations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in stream assessments
Assess the watershed for future restoration sites
Assist the project lead with water quality sampling and monitoring
Create presentations and activities for youth, about habitat restoration and Species-at-risk
Follow safety procedures and company policies
Take direction from the Project Leads and assist with other projects as needed
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;
Experience working in or with First Nation communities considered and asset;
Must have reliable transportation to the CMM office (Millbrook, NS)
– The applicant should be comfortable working in and around aquatic environments (i.e. streams rivers, wetlands) in various weather conditions.
– Comfortable working with and engaging with youth
– Able to lift heavy equipment (40 pounds comfortably)
All applications are 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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