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Community Conservation Outreach Intern

Location: Ontario Nature’s Boreal Conservation Office;
10 Cumberland Street North, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by June 25th

Payment Description: Full time, 8-week position, at $14.00/hr

Job Description:

Ontario Nature is seeking a self-motivated individual, who is committed to conservation and connecting people with nature. Reporting to the Boreal Program Manager, the intern will support the delivery of Ontario Nature’s boreal programs. This is a dynamic position that will include developing educational materials and supporting citizen science. The ideal candidate is hard-working, highly organized and knowledgeable about climate change, species at risk and northern conservation. The ability to work well with people and support excellent public outreach is an asset.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Support the delivery of outdoor community events to engage youth in northwestern Ontario, in Thunder Bay and surrounding communities.
  • Assist with the preparation of outreach materials for species identification for Citizen Science events in northwestern Ontario.
  • Support the promotion of events by preparing materials for social media (and other web-based resources), newsletters, and print media.
  • Other administrative support duties, as required.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a degree or diploma in ecology, natural resources, environmental studies, Indigenous knowledge, northern studies or other related fields.
  • Basic knowledge or willingness to learn about northern ecology.
  • Previous education or experience in working with the public, particularly summer camps and/or outdoor events.
  • Must be under 30 years old.
  • Must be registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intending to return to school on a full-time basis in fall 2018.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Working Conditions:

This is a full-time, 8-week paid position. The Community Conservation Outreach Intern will be expected to maintain a regular work week from Ontario Nature’s Thunder Bay office, with some evening and weekend commitments. Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references in one document (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to:

Dr. Julee Boan
Boreal Program Manager
Ontario Nature

The deadline for applications is June 25, 2018. Please only apply via email and include Community Conservation Outreach Intern in the subject line.

Although Ontario Nature appreciates the efforts of all those who apply for this position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No unsolicited emails or phone calls please.


Ontario Nature welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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