ALL CBU STUDENTS – New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island Conservation Intern, Nature Conservancy of Canada – New Brunswick & PEI

Requirements

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a private, non-profit organization that prides itself on its
entrepreneurial, science-based approach to achieving conservation success through direct action. Since 1962,
NCC and its supporters have protected more than 2.8 million acres (1.1 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.

POSITION TITLE: NB/PE CONSERVATION INTERN
LOCATION: FREDERICTON, NB
NO. OF POSITIONS: 3

The conservation interns will assist in the implementation of the stewardship program for natural areas
protected by NCC in New Brunswick and PEI. The interns will work independently and with NCC staff,
partners and volunteers, to monitor NCC properties across the province, compile fauna, flora and
ecosystem inventories, engage local residents as volunteers and implement management actions from
property management plans

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 or forestry
    degree or equivalent experience, returning to school in the fall. Those having also attended a
    technical school (forestry/wildlife) a strong plus;
  • Demonstrated interest in natural history and land conservation;
  • Demonstrated excellent plant, animal (bird) and vegetation community identification skills for NB
    and PEI, ability to key out unknown species;
  • Experience working outdoors in various terrains and under various weather conditions;
  • Ability and skills to undertake physical tasks such as maintaining trails, removing large garbage,
    and removing invasive species;
  • Chainsaw training and experience a plus, motor boat training and experience an asset;
  • Experience using a GPS for taking tracks and points, and mapping the data;
  • Navigation experience with both map and compass and GPS;
  • 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;
  • Familiarity with common computer software (Microsoft Office Suite, graphics programs);
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) a strong asset;
  • Photography skills an asset;
  • Excellent writing, budgeting and organization skills, experience writing reports and entering data;
    Strong communication skills, including ability to interact with the public to convey a conservation
    message;
  • Fluency in English; bilingual in French a plus;
  • Wilderness or Standard First Aid training;
  • 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 14 – August 31, 2018) position. Salary is $17/hour
    ($637.50/week).
  • Position will be based in Fredericton, NB, with travel throughout NB and PEI for fieldwork, with
    a number of overnights and possibly some weekend work. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Due to funding requirements candidate must be younger than 31 years old, be a current student
    and returning to school in the fall, and not be in a co-op program.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete inventories of plants, animals, communities, physical features and anthropogenic
    influences of NCC properties in NB and PEI, in all ecosystems (forest, coastal, wetland, etc.);
  • Complete monitoring of NB and PEI properties where NCC owns land;
  • Map property features and community and rare plant locations as well as incidental wildlife
    observations and threats such as invasive species;
  • Complete physical land management tasks such as installing signage, removing invasive plant
    species, cleaning up garbage, and maintaining trails;
  • Assist with the coordination and delivery of Conservation Volunteer events in NB and PEI as
    needed, and interact with local landowners and volunteers;
  • Prepare monitoring reports for NCC properties, including maps, and help with the preparation of
    Baseline Inventory reports;
  • Enter field data into NCC’s Land Information System database;
  • Assist NCC stewardship staff with ongoing stewardship activities as needed.

Application Details

Applications
Interested applicants must complete the survey found at the link below, then forward their cover letter
and resume to the e-mail address provided on the survey completion page.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NBintern2018

Application Deadline: March 7, 2018

We thank everyone who applies for their interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada; however only
candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.