SUMMER EMPLOYMENT 2024: Communication Intern (writer) – Various Locations

  • Location: NS, NB, PEI, or NL
  • Deadline: February 14, 2024

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Communication Intern (writer) 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 15 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: 

Every year, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) hires interns to assist with various aspects of delivering its conservation program, while gaining valuable skills in the conservation sector. In 2024, the Nature Conservancy of Canada will be hiring one communication intern (writer) to work for the Atlantic Canada Region. 

The communications intern will assist both the communications and fundraising teams with a wide variety of content development, outreach, research, and promotional activities. Working independently and with NCC staff, the intern will help to develop regional content for NCC’s digital and print publications, promote NCC’s regional activities in communities across the Atlantic provinces, contribute to both virtual and in-person event coordination, and assist with the creation of materials intended for donors. The intern will also assist with the organization of digital assets.  

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 researching stories, conducting interviews, writing, editing and proofreading for a variety of media, as well as assisting with media outreach and event promotion will allow the intern to apply and develop skills that are highly valued in the communications and public relations sectors of the workforce. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and draft stories for digital platforms and print publications. 
  • Assist in editing and proofreading content for digital and print publications. 
  • Researching various topics for story development. 
  • Conducting interviews with staff and external supporters and partners. 
  • Creation of written content for social media and online marketing campaigns. 
  • Provide coordination and planning for social media content.  
  • Provide writing support for community events. 
  • Assist the communications team with ongoing activities as needed. 

Required Skills and Attributes: 

This posting is targeted to individuals possessing the following skills:  

  • Excellent writing skills with an aptitude for identifying and telling persuasive stories. 
  • Experience with editing, proofreading and fact-checking.  
  • Experience, a strong understanding and ability to write compelling text for a variety of digital platforms including social media, websites and e-newsletters. 
  • Creative and detailed eye for typography and photography. Photography skills considered an asset. 
  • Experience working within PC platform and SharePoint file management system. 
  • Organized with a strong attention to detail. 
  • Strong digital production skills. 
  • Effective communication skills, including an ability to interact with the public. 
  • Ability to work independently and within team environments. 
  • An interest in nature, conservation and wildlife considered an asset. 

Terms of Employment: 

  • Subject to funding, this is a 17-week position from May 6 until August 30, 2024. 
  • Compensation: $19.00/hour. 
  • This position is based in NS, NB, PEI, or NL. 
  • The successful candidate can work in one of NCC’s Atlantic offices or from their home office. 
  • Some position funding may require the candidate to have been attending university or college and returning to school in the fall. Some funding may require the candidate be aged 30 or under. 


How To Apply: 

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your application through our Internship Program page in our Career Centre 


Application Deadline:  

March 14, 2024, 11:59pm EST, 9:59pm Mountain Time, 8:59pm Pacific Time, 10:50pm CST, 00:59 am +1 AST  


NCC hires based on merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We strive for bold conservation achievements in which equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are the norm. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. NCC implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify 

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, contact us by email at to make any required arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at NCC, please email us at