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Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be Clean Foundation, reporting to Lead – Municipal Climate Action. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for supporting the implementation Clean Climate Municipal Action Project. This project is funded by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines.

The Clean Climate Municipal Action Project is a partnership of six rural municipalities to increase the capacity, knowledge and skills necessary to address GHG emissions reductions in those communities. Clean has partnered with climate change experts to work with municipal staff to create a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and modelling tool, set emissions reductions targets, support local action plans, and develop educational opportunities. The role of the Municipal Climate Action Intern will mainly be to support the development of local climate action plans and to develop educational opportunities and workshops to facilitate knowledge sharing between experts, municipalities, and the public.

Community Partner

Clean Foundation supports the fair transition to a cleaner economy and greener society in Atlantic Canada. To help achieve this, we work collaboratively to:
• Reduce energy poverty
• Support under-served communities
• Develop the green economy workforce
• Promote action on climate change
• Protect the natural environment

Clean is a non-profit, non-governmental environment organization

Duties and Responsibilities

• Support the delivery and coordination of the Municipal Climate Action Project
• Provide climate change and GHG emissions knowledge to other staff members and programs
• Support the design and development of Climate Change Action Plans based on GHG emissions inventories
• Support the design and delivery of climate change educational opportunities
• Stay up to date and seek further climate-related opportunities and resources
• Other duties as required


 Knowledge of climate science and climate change mitigation
 Knowledge/experience in emissions inventories and climate change action planning considered an asset
 Experience working with Municipal Governments an asset
 Experience in environmental education considered an asset
 Experience developing workshops considered an asset
 Strong skills in research and analysis
 Strong organizational, time management skills
 Strong teamwork and team leadership skills
 Strong written and oral communication skills
 Proficiency with common office software, such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
 Valid First Aid/CPR and WHMIS certification considered an asset
 Valid driver’s license considered an asset

 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
• Office environment
• Some travel within Nova Scotia required
• 35-hour work week

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