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Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be SeaTree Organic Charcoal, reporting to Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for generation of biochar from various sources including fisheries waste, characterization and applications of this charcoal. The successful candidate needs to have currently enrolled in a science program at the University level, team work abilities, time management skills, reliability and safety consciousness.

Community Partner
SeaTree Organic Charcoal, is a natural, sustainable Cape Breton owned & operated company. SeaTree partners with Canadian based companies that use sustainable biomass, which produces ‘char’ as a byproduct. We conduct a rigid Quality Assurance process to guarantee that our charcoal is 100% organic and free of harmful chemicals or chemical additives.

Duties and Responsibilities
Literature Search, Report generation, Lab Bench work, extraction, drying, pyrolysis, analytical analysis of materials generated, presentations.


 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 2019;
 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;
 Enrolled in a post-secondary science program

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 

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