CBU Work Study Bursary Program – Interconnected Nature, Leisure, Community (NLC) Projects Intern – 2017F014


Job Title: Intern to a variety of Interconnected Nature, Leisure, Community (NLC) Projects

Department: SPAL (Sport and Physical Activity Leadership) unit; within the Dept. of Communities and Connections (SASS)

Supervisor: Dr. Pat Maher

Job Description: This intern with assist on a variety of NLC projects under the umbrella of Dr. Maher’s research and community outreach program. These projects will all include linkages between digital tools and sharing outdoor experiences. This will include work on research, website design, the creation and curation of social media accounts and post-production on digital stories/videos shot by other students. In addition to working with Dr. Maher, the intern will also have the opportunity to work directly with the Research and Evaluation working group of the Nova Scotia Outdoor Network (NSON is a project of Recreation Nova Scotia), the executive committee for the Unama’ki Cape Breton Outdoor Network (UCBON), and the Bras d’ Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association (BLBRA) and their Trails Committee.


  • Students from any academic background are encouraged to apply. However, I am looking for a student with an interest in the outdoors, who has the ability to write/communicate well and also work with various digital tools (i.e., iMovie, Survey Monkey, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Applicants should be able to work independently, but also with other CBU faculty/staff and other collaborators from NSON, UCBON and the BLBRA to create and maintain the necessary digital assets.


The Intern will be assigned a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Creating online literature review resources on NLC topics – for use by CBU, NSON, UCBON and the BLRBA
  • Designing evaluation tools and distributing them via email to stakeholders of the NSON Research and Evaluation working group (attendees at various events leading up to the Provincial Summit in Nov. 2017)
  • Analyse data returned in these NSON surveys
  • Collaboration on the NSON connections to the RNS conference in Membertou (Sept. 2017)
  • Design, manage and maintain website and social media tools for UCBON
  • Further the work of the BLBRA Trails Committee to finalize the legacy of the SPAL 3111 field course (hiking and videography around the Lake in July 2017)
  • Other research and promotional duties as assigned (within the realm of these NLC projects or others aligned to them)

Application Details

Start Date: September 2017

End Date: April 2018

Hours: All positions are part-time, hours TBD

Only eligible students can apply to a CBU Work Study Bursary position. If eligible send resume, cover letter and an application to the CBU Work Study Bursary Program to: awards@cbu.ca Submissions that do not include an application to the CBU Work Study Bursary Program will not be considered. All applications must also reference the above Job Number.

To determine eligibility and to complete an application go to: http://www.cbu.ca/come-to-cbu/tuition-finances/scholarships-bursaries/work-study-bursary-program/