Summer 2021 Co-op – Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) – Halifax NS (or remote working from home)

  • Location: Halifax, NS or work from home
  • Deadline: March 20, 2021

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for an Atlantic Regions Communications Intern to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.

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.
Position Summary

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.

Specific Responsibilities

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 Edit and update outdated website information;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

Skills and Abilities

This posting is targeted to students possessing the following skills:

  1. Excellent writing skills, with an aptitude for identifying and telling persuasive stories;
  2. Ability to work independently and in team environments;
  3. Experience editing, proofreading, and fact-checking;
  4. Experience and understanding of digital communications platforms including social media, website, and e-newsletters;
  5. Organized, attention to detail;
  6. Strong communication skills, including ability to interact with the public to convey a conservation message;
  7. Design, multimedia, and other creative skills an asset;
  8. 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, 16-week (May 10 – August 27) position;
  • Wage is $17/hour (37.5 hrs/week);
  • This position is based in Halifax, NS.

NCC is an equal opportunity employer.

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.