Clean Leadership: Summer Student Intern

Position Title: Camp Coordinator

Number of Positions: 1 Location: Eskasoni, Nova Scotia

Position Status: Temporary, 15 weeks [May 14, 2018 – August 24, 2018]

Hours: Full-time [35 hours per week] Wage: $13.25 per hour

Clean is a non-profit, non-governmental environment organization specializing in energy efficiency, clean water and youth initiatives. You may know us as Clean Nova Scotia, but we work on projects in other parts of Atlantic Canada, throughout the traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik. That’s why we say we’re just Clean.

We are currently seeking a hardworking, dynamic and motivated individual to add to our Clean Leadership (previously Youth Corps) team for summer 2018, who has a strong passion for people and the environment. Our approach is always collaborative and team oriented.

Program Overview:

The Clean Leadership wants to inspire, develop and nurture an interest in jobs that support a future-looking economy and a sustainable environment. By tapping into a student’s journey mid-way through school, our training and internship program offers new green options in career path decisions – while giving young minds the tools they need for future success.

The Clean Leadership builds connections between youth and local organizations to stimulate stewardship for the natural environment and support the emergence of young community leaders. This is accomplished by providing students with training and employment opportunities through paid work placements with community-based organizations. Our goal at Clean is to help build that foundation on which students can build their careers, and grow into the thoughtful, creative policy-makers and CEOs of tomorrow.

Position Overview:

The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be Mi’kmaq Environmental Learning Centre, reporting to the Communications and Outreach manager. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for coordinating “Nikani Awtiken”, an 8 day long summer camp about natural resource management and traditional Mi’kmaq knowledge. You will participate in planning all aspects of the camp, and you will be a camp counselor for the camp itself. The successful candidate needs to be organized and motivated, have

experience working with youth, and have conflict resolution skills. Knowledge of Mi’kmaq culture and language is an asset.

About the Community Partner:

The Mi’kmaq Environmental Learning Centre (MELC) is a community-driven organization that provides education and leadership on sustainability, preservation of natural and cultural history, and management of resources. Established in 2010 as a tribute to Mi’kmaq Elders who generously share their knowledge, MELC aims to keep their teachings alive for future generations. MELC’s work is based on the guiding principle of Netukulimk, a Mi’kmaq word that is about achieving standards of community well-being without jeopardizing our environment. Our office is based in Eskasoni.


  • Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 30;
  • Must be a full-time student and intending to return to school in fall 2018;
  • Is not a member of immediate family of community partner;
  • Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment;
  • Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback;
  • Demonstrates interest in future employment in the environmental or ‘green’ sector is considered an asset;
  • Experience working with youth and experience with conflict resolution
  • Knowledge of Mi’kmaq culture and language is an asset
  • Must be willing to provide Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry check


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize camp details (rental agreement, presenters, food, etc.)
  • Recruit and register camp participants
  • Promote camp with community and regional media
  • Liaise with community partners
  • Develop camp itinerary
  • Supervise camp participants during camp (24 hours a day)
  • Help facilitate camp activities
  • Close down camp
  • Write final project report

Application Details

It is possible to turn this position into a Co-op Course and earn 3 credits while you work! To learn more about the CBU Co-op Option and how this fits into your degree, please contact CBU Student Placement Officer, Carly Turnbull, by email: carly_turnbull@cbu.ca

To apply, fill out the online application here. Please note, you will also need to upload your cover letter(s), resume, and letter of reference at the end of the application.

You can also access a list of the position descriptions directly by clicking here. Your application will not be considered until we have received all of your application materials.

The deadline to apply is midnight, March 25, 2018.

We appreciate all interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Clean is committed to Employment Equity and our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels. We welcome applicants from Indigenous People, Visible Minority Groups, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations of positions where they are underrepresented.
If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on either your cover letter or resume.