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Summer Student Interns: 

Are you interested in environmental field work? What about connecting new audiences to outdoor and environmental learning? Perhaps you’re passionate about the protection of aquatic eco-systems? ACAP Cape Breton is hiring three summer interns for eight-week positions! This is a great opportunity to develop your skills while working with an enthusiastic team of environmental professionals. 

Please read the following information carefully, as guidelines, details, and responsibilities are different for each position. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Kathleen Aikens (ed@acapcb.ns.ca) by Tuesday, June 8th. Please indicate in your cover letter which position(s) you are interested in. You may apply for all three positions, or choose one or two.

 

ACAP Cape Breton adheres to Covid-19 safe workplace guidelines. This means continuing adaptation to a changing situation and changing restrictions. The following points should be considered when determining if this job is a good fit for you:

  • Office work will be conducted from home until restrictions are lifted. We will work with interns to make sure they have the appropriate resources. All of our summer positions therefore require excellent time management skills, and the ability to work independently.

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

  • These positions may require occasional evening or weekend work.

 

All positions will be under ACAP Cape Breton mentorship. Interns will gain valuable environmental knowledge and technical skills, including in water protection and conservation, 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. 

 

Requirements:
(a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
(b) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and
(c) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents. These requirements are due to funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Program.
 
Start Date: June 21, 2021 

Remuneration: $13.25 hour
Hours: 35 hours week/8 weeks total

If you have any questions about these positions, please contact Kathleen (ed@acapcb.ns.ca). We understand that high school students may be navigating year-end activities at the end of June; we are willing to work with you to ensure this isn’t a barrier to finding the right person for the job.

Position Descriptions

Environmental Technician 
The Environmental Technician will work with the ACAP summer team to apply ecological gardening practices to ACAPs various community gardens and create educational materials designed to share these sustainable practices with community members. They will also participate in activities that focus on the areas of water conservation, protection, climate change, and wastewater management throughout the CBRM. This intern will be responsible for outreach to the community groups and organizations, garden management and experimentation, communication, and marketing as well as weekly and monthly 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: Time management; Solid judgment; Commitment to ecological learning; Willingness to take direction and learn from feedback; Some knowledge of ecological gardening principles or other environmental and outdoor skills are assets.

 

Environmental Program Coordinator
The environmental program coordinator will work with the ACAP team to create interesting and vibrant outreach including social media, brochures, radio  ads, etc. that focus on the community's power to conserve and protect water at home. This intern will have the support of the team, access to ACAP's programs and IT and the water conservation mascot "Tappy" to work with to create educational messaging. Outreach and empowering the community for positive change will be the foundation of this intern's work. Additionally duties include supporting the rest of the ACAP summer team in various projects all relating to environmental education and action in the community. This will include supporting maintenance of community gardens, assisting in field work, taking part in citizen science events, and communication with other organizations working in the community. 
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.

Habitat Management Technician
The Habitat Management Tech will be under the supervision of ACAP's habitat project manager. Projects that this participant would be involved in include aquatic habitat improvement, fish passage improvement, and ecological restoration. The Habitat Management Tech may also assist technical and/or specialized tasks depending on project needs, such as mapping, reports, and surveying. During the summer field season, you will gain hands-on experience in: assessing aquatic habitats; learning about different types of restoration and mitigation techniques; identifying fish species and understanding their lifecycles and behaviours; using basic hand tools including sledgehammer, shovel, socket wrench, and drill; navigating remote areas using GPS and mapping site locations using Google Earth software.

Key skills: Comfort working outdoors and in different weather conditions; Capacity for sustained physical exertion (e.g. shovelling, lifting materials); Ability to follow directions as needed and work collaboratively in a team; Attention to detail and safety protocols; Commitment to ecological learning.

Trashformers Crew

Hey students! Trashformers is your clean, green, litter picking up team! Started ten years ago, the Trashformers have been a presence in the community each summer. This year, we are looking for energetic, passionate folks to pick up litter, create and promote anti littering messaging through the CBRM while using social media tools, educate the community, and share a passion for the environment.

The job is Monday-Friday 8:30-4, with the occasional evening and weekend. The first month will be a social media campaign, focused on strong messaging to stop litter at the source. Trashformers are known for being energetic, passionate pillars of the community. If you think you’re a good fit for this job email Ally at acap@acapcb.ns.ca with your resume and cover letter. You must be a current or returning student, and able to provide proof of enrolment. 

 

 

Trashformers Team Lead

Hey students! Trashformers is your clean, green, litter picking up team! Started ten years ago, the Trashformers have been a presence in the community each summer. This year, we are looking for energetic, passionate folks to pick up litter, create and promote anti littering messaging through the CBRM while using social media tools, educate the community, and share a passion for the environment.

 

The team lead position is a supervisory position, and you are required to be 21+ in order to drive the truck. The role of Team Lead is as follows:


Supervise crew members

  • Drive vehicle to and from work site

  • Complete daily log sheets & keep track of vehicle mileage

  • Liaise with the Program Coordinator about site selection, supplies requisition, safety concerns, human resources concerns, etc.

  • Lead media interviews about the Trashformers program (once approved by Coordinator & Executive Director)

The job is Monday-Friday 8:30-4, with the occasional evening and weekend. The first month will be a social media campaign, focused on strong messaging to stop litter at the source. Trashformers are known for being energetic, passionate pillars of the community. If you think you’re a good fit for this job email Ally at acap@acapcb.ns.ca with your resume and cover letter. You must be a current or returning student, and able to provide proof of enrolment, as well as a clean driving abstract.

 
 
 
 
 
We would like to acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. 

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Visit: 90 Esplanade, Sydney, NS

Mail: PO Box 28, Station "A", Sydney, NS, B1P 6G9

Phone: (902)567-1628

Email: ed@acapcb.ns.ca