Now Hiring: Public Engagement in Science Intern

Position Summary:

The intern will work with the current Environmental Education team to develop and implement a strategy for public engagement in science, with a focus on climate change science. This position involves creative community engagement, work with children, and ability to synthesize and communicate complex scientific information.

 

The intern will receive significant guidance and mentorship in their role, but is expected to bring strong skills in community-based science, and knowledge of climate change science.

Hourly wage: $20/hour
Hours per week: 35 hours per week
Length of employment: start date November 15, end date September 30 (10.5 months total)

 

If this posting is of interest to you, please apply here: https://cleanfoundation.ca/science-horizons-intern-application/

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

This position is funded through a grant from the Clean Foundation (in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada), which has the following requirements. The applicant must:

  • Be between the ages of 15-30 inclusive at the start of the internship;

  • Be a post-secondary graduate or will have successfully completed post-secondary studies before the internship start date;

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;

  • Not be in receipt of Employment Insurance during the internship

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Public engagement in science strategy: Coordinate the development and implementation of a plan for strengthening organizational capacity in public science engagement;

  • Climate change science: Identify opportunities to better integrate climate science and climate change education into current programming and activities;

  • Partnership: Identify key partners in this process and support the development of new relationships or strengthening of existing relationships;

  • Community engagement: Participate in existing organizational activities as commitments as appropriate and relevant to the position; Evaluate and design new opportunities for community engagement. This may include some work with schools and youth groups;

  • Social media: Contribute to social media channels as appropriate and relevant to the project and the intern’s expertise;

  • Administration: Contribute to organizational grant writing focused on community-engaged science.

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QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • Postsecondary attainment (university or diploma) in environmental sciences or studies, ecology/biology, education or communication;

  • Commitment to continuous learning through mentorship, applied learning, and reflective learning cycles (Anticipation, Action, Reflection);

  • Commitment to working with the values of an environmental organization;

  • Experience in public engagement in science and/or science communication;

  • Knowledge of climate change mitigation and/or adaptation

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team;

  • Ability to perform self-directed work, to organize and manage work deadlines, and ask for support and clarification as needed;

  • Willingness to learn formal report writing and grant proposals, with directed mentorship.

OUR VALUES AS AN ORGANIZATION:

  • Commitment to ecological values, community-based work, and social justice;

  • Respect for diverse viewpoints and life experiences;

  • Experiential learning: learning through doing;

  • Creativity: whether through art-work, problem-solving or novel approaches to community engagement.