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Summary of Position

The PLFN Remediation Project Summer Intern will work directly with the Community Liaison Officer at the Pictou Landing Band Council. The student intern should have a keen interest in learning more about environmental monitoring, impacts, sustainability and community engagement.

Community Partner

Pictou Landing First Nation is a small Mi’kmaq community located along the Northumberland Strait about 20 minutes outside the Town of Trenton in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Fishing is the main industry and also has an elementary school, church, gas bar, Health Center and the Band Administration Office which administers core programs and services in Health, Education, Capital, Infrastructure, Housing, Economic Development and Employment/Training.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with community engagement activities such as information sessions, focus groups and A’se’k socials
Participate in scheduled fieldwork and site visits at Boat Harbour when required
Attend educational meetings, sessions, capacity building workshops relevant to the fields of environmental monitoring and sustainability.
Assist with capturing the story of A’sek – past, present & future through multimedia sources (videos, written word, visual art, stories, etc)
Other duties as assigned by the Community Liaison Officer for the Boat Harbour Remediation Project

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;
 Preference will go to a registered member of Pictou Landing First Nation pending qualifications

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.

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

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