Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be Eskasoni Fish & Wildlife Commission reporting to Thomas Johnson, Executive Director. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for monitoring environmental parameters in local watercourses within Eskasoni First Nation. This position will require both field and lab work as well as participation in knowledge gathering meetings. You will also supervise another intern and work with them throughout their internship. The successful candidate needs to have leadership and communication skills, an interest in the environment, and an interest in learning about the natural world.
Eskasoni Fish & Wildlife Commission. Inc. (EFWC) is committed to the protection of the environment and, in particular, habitat necessary for our aquatic and land-based animals to survive and thrive.
EFWC has been involved in Atlantic salmon and oyster conservation projects since the early 1990’s. EFWC’s activities have ranged from stocking up to 7 local brooks with Atlantic salmon and speckled trout, installation of wing deflectors and digger logs, conducting species assessments through electrofishing and dive surveys, monitoring environmental conditions and monitoring local construction and forestry activities for potential impact to fish and fish habitat.
In addition, EFWC has been involved with oyster collection and research projects to help bring back the oyster population in key areas of the Bras d’Or Lakes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Primary job duties include supervising other interns, collecting in the field, entering data, planning and problem solving while working in a team environment.
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;
This position will require the intern to work in the office and in the field.
Must be able to work in and around water safely.
All applications will be assessed equally; in support of our Indigenous Leadership stream, in some cases, preference will be given to students who self-identify as Indigenous.
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