The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization,
working to protect our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its
partners have helped to protect more than 2.8 million acres (1.1 million hectares), coast to coast.
POSITION TITLE: NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR CONSERVATION INTERN
LOCATION: ST. JOHN’S, NL
NO. OF POSITIONS: 1
Seeking a flexible candidate with multiple skill sets to fill a 16-week intern position with the Nature Conservancy of
Canada (NCC) in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). The NL Conservation Intern role is primarily to support the NL
Program with the organization and execution of stewardship, land management, and office work for the 2018 field
season. Externally, they will liaise with partners and volunteers in NL to accomplish conservation actions. Internally,
they will work closely and cooperatively with the NL Stewardship Assistant and other team members within the
Atlantic Region. The role involves technical and operational/administrative work.
Skills and Abilities
This posting is targeted to individuals possessing the following skills:
- University student in a biology/environmental science program or similar area of study, who has been registered
as a full-time student in the previous academic year and will be returning to full-time studies in the fall;
- Demonstrated interest in natural history and land conservation;
- Exemplary and proven organization, planning, communication (written and oral), and project management skills;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Technical knowledge related to flora and fauna identification in NL, and the ability to key out unknown species, as
well as demonstrated experience conducting fieldwork;
- Navigation experience and skills using map, compass, and GPS;
- Ability and skills to undertake physical tasks such as removing garbage, planting trees, and hanging signs;
- Experience working outdoors on various terrains and under various weather conditions;
- Ability to work independently, be self motivated, and display superior time management skills, attention to detail,
as well as the ability to meet deadlines;
- Familiarity with common computer software (Microsoft Office Suite);
- Ability to maintain a dynamic work plan, and meet fixed deadlines;
- Problem-solving skills and the ability to make decisions using sound judgment;
- Wilderness or Standard First Aid training;
- GIS skills an asset;
- Eligible candidates must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment, and must be a
Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2 for the duration of the employment.
Terms of Employment
- This is a full-time, 16 week (May 7th, 2018 – August 24th, 2018) position. Rate of pay is $17/hour for a 37.5 hour
This position is based in St. John’s, NL, but requires the ability to travel throughout the island of Newfoundland to
NCC sites with overnights and some weekend work during the summer months. Travel expenses will be
- Provide support to the NL stewardship program (under the guidance of the NL Stewardship Assistant and other
NCC staff) for the nature reserves owned by NCC in NL;
- Undertake land management actions as laid out in property management plans, and assist in working with
communities and neighbours to resolve any issues;
- Undertake fieldwork including biological baseline inventories of newly acquired properties (inventories of plants,
animals, communities, physical features, and anthropogenic influences) and monitoring of NCC-owned properties;
- Complete land management tasks such as installing signage, cleaning up garbage, and planting trees;
- Perform data entry, organize stewardship information, and assist with preparing reports for fieldwork;
- Assist with coordinating and delivering Conservation Volunteer events – one day volunteer work days on NCC land
to accomplish needed tasks;
- Assist the NL NCC office with ongoing Program activities (e.g., administrative office tasks, media events, partner
meetings for conservation planning, and research).
Interested applicants should complete the survey found at the link below, then forward their cover letter and
resume saved together in one pdf file (named First name Last name e.g., “Bob Smith.pdf”) to the e-mail address
provided on the survey completion page.
Application Deadline: March 6th, 2018
No telephone calls please. Late applications will not be considered.
We thank everyone who applies for their interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada; however only candidates
selected for an interview will be contacted.