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Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be Dalhousie University’s Office of Sustainability reporting to the Sustainability Manager. In this position, you will be responsible for exploring waste management reduction and diversion opportunities through policy, education and audits.

Community Partner
Dalhousie University has been involved in promoting sustainability in its operations and curriculum for over 30 years. However, global and local sustainability challenges such as energy security and efficiency remain, and these challenges are compounding. The Office of Sustainability focuses on supporting solutions that create positive social, ecological, and economic change in university operations. The Dalhousie Office of Sustainability works to incorporate sustainability concepts and criteria into policy and planning, building and retrofit projects, and operations. The Office strives to engage and encourage student, staff, and faculty in practicing sustainable behavior.

Duties and Responsibilities
Work with Sustainability Manager and The Executive Director on waste management reduction and diversion opportunities.
Specific tasks will include:

  • Organizing preparations for two full campus waste audits for the fall 2020 (arranging logistics, updating waste audit standard, communications material and auditor postings)
  • Developing training package for student waste educator positions
  • Assist in the development of educational tools for food service staff including tours, videos, and facts
  • Campus-wide audit and reapplication if necessary of outdoor and indoor stickers
  • Research examples of strategies for problematic material
  • Assisting in waste audits and other related waste and energy events


  • Must Identify as Mi’kmaw/Maliseet
  • Strong organizational and writing skills
  • Work well in teams
  • Familiarity with Excel and Word
  • Interest in sustainability issues
  • 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.

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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