WINTER 2022 CO-OP: Atlantic Communications Intern

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: November 18, 2021

Atlantic Communications Intern

Intern Grant HourlyAdministration

Halifax, NS, CA

Requisition ID: 1255

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its supporters have protected 14 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.

Purpose and General Description:

The Atlantic Regions Communications Intern will assist the communications department of NCC with a number of tasks, ranging from researching and writing stories aimed at NCC donors and supporters across the country, along with photo research and archiving, supporting events, and other communications-related activities.

This position is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to apply classroom theories and skills to practical and hands-on work. Tasks such as sourcing photos, primary research, writing, editing and proofreading will allow the intern to apply and develop skills that are highly valued in the publishing and communications sectors of the workforce.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Source and draft stories for NCC’s digital and print publications;
  • Assist in editing and proofreading stories for digital and print publications;
  • If video editing skills are present, create short videos for use on web and Social Media;
  • If design skills are present, create designed materials as needed;
  • Develop new website content;
  • Edit and update outdated website information;
  • Upload images to the NCC image database and tag them appropriately, including a back catalogue;
  • Assist with the coordination, logistics, and promotion of events;
  • Assist the Communications team with ongoing activities as needed.

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • This posting is targeted to students possessing the following skills:
  • Excellent writing skills, with an aptitude for identifying and telling persuasive stories;
  • Ability to work independently and in team environments;
  • Experience editing, proofreading, and fact-checking;
  • Experience and understanding of digital communications platforms including social media, website, and e-newsletters;
  • Organized, attention to detail;
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to interact with the public to convey a conservation message;
  • Design, multimedia, and other creative skills an asset;
  • An interest in nature, conservation and wildlife an asset.

Terms of Employment:

  • Must be a Nova Scotia student enrolled in a Co-op program;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations;
  • Full-time, 14-week (January 10 – April 15) position;
  • Wage is $17/hour (37.5 hrs/week);
  • This position is based in Nova Scotia;
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in NCC’s Halifax office or from their home office.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm EST 17-Nov-2021

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. We thank everyone who applies for their interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.

Please note that in-person office attendance, carpooling with co-workers to NCC properties or events, and in-person attendance at any indoor events are currently restricted to staff who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.   Accordingly, if you are required to participate in any of these activities as part of your job the expectation is that you must be fully vaccinated.  Fully vaccinated means you have received two doses of the Pfizer, Astra Zeneca or Moderna vaccine or combination of, and have received the second dose at least two weeks prior to your start date or you have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two weeks prior to your start date.