Summer 2023 Co-op – Transition to a green and circular economy Student Internship – Verschuren Centre – Sydney, NS

  • Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: March 15, 2023 at 4:00 pm

1250 Grand Lake Road,
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada B1P 6L2
T 902-563-1292 | E |
Job Title: Transition to a green and circular economy Student Internship
Location: In-person; Sydney, Nova Scotia

Term: 16 weeks (April – August 2023)
Hours per week: 35 (or equivalent)
Salary: Depending on experience ($18-21/hour)

Program of Study: Accounting or Finance, Commerce
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2023

The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment is an independent clean technology development and deployment facility. We offer client tailored services to support companies in developing sustainable solutions that meet industry needs. By working with our highly qualified team and cutting edge shared-use facility, small to medium sized enterprises can advance their IP to commercial-scale while connecting with our network of partners locally, nationally, and globally. The VC inspires a collaborative shared goal of accelerating the transition to a green and circular economy, matching technology to application and ultimately meeting net-zero targets in an efficient manner.
The student intern will have the opportunity to work in a variety of functional areas within the Finance Department, working directly with the Financial Controller. The duties will span various areas of business administration and financial management of a growing not-for-profit organization, including account reconciliation, data collection and analysis, documentation of procedures and other administrative and financial support. The student will assist with completing financial data analysis, account reconciliations, preparing monthly reports, and assist with the year-end audit as required. This position also offers an opportunity to engage in market research and analysis, creating and providing reports for timely decision making and provide support with the development of strategic plans and forecasts while working closely with marketing and cluster development and client relations team.
• Candidates should be enrolled in post-secondary degree (BBA, MBA, accounting, finance, commerce, or economics) co-op program.
• Poses excellent computer, database, and spreadsheet software skills; proficient working in a Microsoft Office environment.
• Demonstrate leadership skills and able to work effectively as part of a team.
• Strong desire to learn and able to lead projects to implement insights that can result in process efficiencies.
• Demonstrate strong time-management skills and able to multi-task effectively.
• Detail oriented with strong analytical skills.
• Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public; use discretion and maintain confidentiality as well as perform other duties as required.

**This role is only open to students in a current Co-op education program, the Post Baccalaureate diplomas do not qualify as a Co-op education program.**

All interested and qualified candidates are asked to submit their cover letter and resume to Please reference the job title in which you are applying for in your cover letter and email subject.