SUMMER EMPLOYMENT 2024: Conservation and Stewardship Intern – Various Locations

  • Location: Fredericton (NB), Halifax (NS), Charlottetown (PE), St. John’s (NL), and Corner Brook (NL)
  • Deadline: March 7, 2024

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for Conservation and Stewardship 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 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: 


Are you passionate about conserving some of Atlantic Canada’s most important natural spaces? Do you want to have a positive, lasting impact on nature? Are you looking for a well-rounded position to kick-start your conservation career with hands-on experience? We want to hear from you!   


NCC is looking for passionate people to join the Atlantic stewardship team as Conservation and Stewardship Interns based in Fredericton (NB), Halifax (NS), Charlottetown (PE), St. John’s (NL), and Corner Brook (NL). Both Conservation Interns and Stewardship Interns will help the stewardship team conduct fieldwork, process field data, and prepare reports. There are also opportunities to work closely with partner organizations, local stewards, and volunteers. Stewardship Interns will also engage the public in our on-the-ground stewardship work, coordinating a series of volunteer working days and public outreach events on NCC lands. These positions are intended to provide an inspiring, learning-focused environment for junior professionals.   


We strongly encourage applicants to refer to the specific job descriptions for each position as there may be some variations in the following information. More details can be found on the Conservation Internship Program page. 


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Complete inventories of plants, animals, communities, and physical features on NCC properties, in all ecosystems (forest, coastal, wetland).  
  • Execute organized and timely data management tasks including uploading field data into internal databases and reporting on field data.   
  • Complete monitoring of NCC properties to identify stewardship actions and threats and prepare monitoring reports including maps.  
  • Map property features, habitat types, and threats such as invasive species using Field Maps and ArcGIS Pro.  
  • Complete physical land management tasks such as installing signage, removing invasive plant species, cleaning up garbage, and maintaining trails.  
  • Assist NCC stewardship staff with organizing and attending outreach activities including weekend volunteer events.   
  • Other duties as assigned.   


Required Skills and Attributes: 

This posting is targeted to individuals possessing the following skills and traits:    

  • University/college student or recent graduate with a biology, forestry, or environmental science/studies degree. Those having also attended a technical school (forestry/wildlife) a strong plus; 
  • Enthusiastic about conserving nature; 
  • Basic knowledge of plants, wildlife, and birds;  
  • Adaptable/ flexible with day-to-day plans;  
  • Comfortable hiking/working in remote wilderness locations without trails (dense forest with black flies / ticks etc.) for extended periods in various weather;   
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, and has a sense of humour, compassionate, good-natured, positive attitude;  
  • Clear, professional and thoughtful communicator to landowners, public, colleagues; 
  • Reliable, punctual, and responsible;   
  • Willingness to learn and follow protocols;   
  • Self-motivated to work independently;    
  • Excellent organizational skills;    
  • Proficient with data management and spreadsheet software; 
  • Navigational skills including understanding of GPS devices or applications, compass, and air photo interpretation is considered an asset; 
  • Physical work will be required (e.g., strenuous hiking, carrying a heavy backpack, etc.);   
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) a strong asset; 
  • Current Wilderness or Standard First Aid training is a strong asset;  
  • Valid driver’s license, ability to rent a vehicle (must be 21 years of age) and comfort driving on highways and rough roads.   


Terms of Employment:   

  • Subject to funding, these are 17-week positions from May 6 – August 30, 2024 with the possibility of extension. 
  • Compensation: $19.00/hour.   
  • The positions are based out of Fredericton (NB), Halifax (NS), Charlottetown (PE), St. John’s (NL), and Corner Brook (NL).  
  • Regularly scheduled travel to NCC properties throughout the province including frequent overnight trips and occasional weekends. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. 
  • Positions will include “office work” that may be completed in a work from home setting. 
  • Position funding may require the candidate to have been attending university or college in the areas of Science or Technology, and returning to school in the fall. Some position 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 7, 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