• Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: February 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm



Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for Engagement Interns 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 partners have helped to conserve 15 million hectares 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.  


The engagement intern will inspire others to volunteer in hands-on conservation work with NCC. You will assist with the coordination and delivery of volunteer events and volunteer recruitment and coordination on NCC nature reserves, and with outreach events. The position is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to apply classroom learning to practical hands-on work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the planning and running of one-day volunteer workday events and outreach events held on NCC nature reserves between May and August.
  • Complete field visits of NCC properties to prepare for events
  • Assist with administration of the events including editing event descriptions, managing registrant lists, and creating volunteer information packages, and updating participant databases.
  • Develop communication materials and use social and traditional media to promote volunteer events and the volunteer program.
  • Compile and track volunteer metrics (event summaries, survey results)
  • Assist NCC conservation staff with other stewardship work at NCC nature reserves work as time allows.

Required Skills and Abilities

This posting is targeted to students possessing the following skills:

  • University student preferably entering 4th year, or recent graduate with a biology, forestry, or environmental science/studies degree; AND, returning to school for the 2022- 2023 year.
  • demonstrated interest in natural history and basic plant and wildlife identification skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team, be self-motivated, display superior time management skills, have attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines;
  • Experience working outdoors in various terrains and under various weather conditions, and able to undertake and direct physical tasks such as maintaining trails, removing garbage, and removing invasive species.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact with the public to convey a conservation message, and comfortable speaking to groups as well as the media, familiarity with social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc).
  • Familiarity with common computer software (Microsoft Office Suite, graphics programs);
  • Wilderness or Standard First Aid training;
  • Photography skills an asset;
  • Valid Driver’s License, and able to rent a car (must be at least 21 years of age to rent).

Terms of Employment

  • This is a full-time, 16-week (May 9 – August 26, 2022) position. Salary is $17/hour ($637.50/week).
  • Position will be based Halifax, NS with travel throughout the province, with occasional overnights and some weekend work. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Contingent on funding, the position may require the candidate be enrolled at a Nova Scotia university or college.
  • NS positions may require the candidate be enrolled at a Nova Scotia university
  • For some positions preference to be given to applicants who identify as belonging to one or more of the following: women, indigenous, persons with disabilities, or visible minority. Candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.
  • 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.


Interested applicants must:

  1. Apply with your resume and cover letter through the Nature Conservancy of Canada jobs website at and click on Conservation Internship Program

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

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.

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.