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 Seasonal Positions

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Applicants for Summer Internships: 

Please read the following information carefully. You can apply for all positions listed or just one position. We are currently filling positions quickly, so please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration.

The following points should be considered when determining if this job is a good fit for you:

  • Some outdoor work will be required for all positions. The Habitat Management Technician positions will require more physical outdoor labor.

  • These positions may require occasional evening or weekend work.

  • Our work requires team-based collaboration and solid communication.


All positions will be under ACAP Cape Breton mentorship. Interns will gain valuable environmental knowledge and technical skills, including in water protection and conservation, environmental education, biodiversity, and climate change mitigation. We will also work with summer interns to explore future employment in this sector and will support professional skill development. 

Remuneration: $17/hour, 35 hrs/week 

Duration: 8 weeks total

Some positions will be funded with federal/provincial grants, which require the following:
(a) the intern is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
(b) the intern is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and
(c) intern is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.


If you have any questions about these positions, please contact Kathleen ( 

Position Descriptions

Habitat Management Technicians 
The Ecological Technician will work with the ACAP summer team to apply ecological restoration practices to ACAP’s projects aimed at restoring natural function in streams and urban watersheds. They will also participate in activities that focus on biomonitoring in ACAP's various project watersheds and gain experience in climate change resilience and stormwater management throughout the CBRM. This intern will work as core team member supporting ecosystem restoration, monitoring, and reporting. Additional duties will include assisting in field work, taking part in annual citizen science events, and other duties that bring environmental education to the community.

Key skills: Ability to work outdoors; Time management; Solid judgment; Commitment to ecological learning; Willingness to take direction and learn from feedback; Some knowledge of ecological principles or other environmental and outdoor skills are assets.

Environmental Education (Environmental Program Coordinators) 

The Environmental Education interns will be working directly with the education team to deliver hands-on scientific education. This will include attending schools, events, and other public engagements as “Tappy” the ACAP Cape Breton Waterdrop Mascot. Outreach and empowering the community for positive change will be the foundation of this student's work. The intern will have the opportunity to deliver environmental education in a variety of settings including outside in the forest, in watersheds, in classrooms, and  virtually. Additionally, they will gain experience developing lesson plans and educational resources for teachers. This intern will assist in developing and delivering a community event called Bras d’Or Watch which is both a major data collection event as well as one of our biggest opportunities for public engagement, with the support of the ACAP staff team. 

Key skills: Time management; Solid judgment; Commitment to ecological learning; Willingness to take direction and learn from feedback; Some knowledge of social media content creation, graphic design, and environmental education principles is an asset.

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