We’re Hiring! Summer Internships

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Atlantic Water Network is currently hiring for two summer staff positions. Full-time students under 30 with a passion for water and connecting with local communities are encouraged to apply!

These positions are available through Clean Foundation’s Clean Leadership Program. Full job listings including eligibility requirements and responsibilities for each position are provided below.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 15

Equipment & Training Coordinator

Job Title: Equipment & Training Coordinator– 15 week internship  

Job Location: 6080 Young Street, Halifax NS.

Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week 

Apply today: https://cleanfoundation.ca/job/equipment-and-training-coordinator-clmwcs-259-15-week/

Summary of Position  

In this position, you will be responsible for managing AWN’s Halifax freshwater monitoring equipment bank, where communities across Nova Scotia can loan water monitoring equipment free of charge. You will also be responsible for training community members on safe equipment use and proper water monitoring protocols. The successful candidate needs to have strong technical and communication skills as well as a passion for community-driven environmental change. 

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Manage Atlantic Water Network’s Halifax freshwater equipment bank. This includes: 
    • maintaining and calibrating water monitoring equipment
    • scheduling equipment loans, calibrations, and exchanges with community partners
    • maintaining professional relationships with 20-30 Nova Scotia-based communitypartner organizations who use AWN’s equipment bank and resources
    • managing relationships with coordinators of AWN’s regional equipment hubs throughout the Maritime Provinces 
  • Develop and implement a summer equipment training strategy. This includes:
    • Analyzing the needs of our current network and developing a training strategy
    • Developing in-field training opportunities for equipment bank users
    • Developing online and printed resources to aid equipment users 
  • Develop communication material to showcase the equipment bank and its users. This includes:
    • Bi-weekly social media engagement
    • Reporting and presenting on successes and improvements if needed 
  • Attend and assist with a choice of virtual or in-person outreach events (at a minimum, monthly) throughout the summer that are run by community environmental organizations, such as water quality monitoring runs, BioBlitzes, and workshops 

Requirements/Qualifications 

  • 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;
  • Demonstrated interest in future employment in the environmental or clean sector is considered an asset; 
  •  Coursework in science, including environmental science, ecology, or geography; 
  • Adept in both teamwork and working independently; 
  • Strong communication and outreach skills with experience communicating difficult scientific concepts to lay audiences;
  • Experience with environmental monitoring will be considered an asset 
  • Willingness to travel (if travel is permitted) 

Working Conditions
This position will require working with the public from both our office in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 

and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. The intern must be available to work in-person for three days per week, with options for remote work available otherwise. Willingness to travel within the province and to other Maritime provinces is an asset, should travel be permitted. 

Physical Requirements
The position will require frequent standing and working with small pieces of equipment. 

Freshwater Engagement Coordinator 

Job Title: Freshwater Engagement Coordinator – 15 week internship  

Job Location: Remote position, occasional in-person work in Halifax.

Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week 

Apply today: https://cleanfoundation.ca/job/freshwater-engagement-coordinator-clmwcs-261-15-week/

Summary of Position  

In this position, you will be mainly responsible for the development of an organizational outreach strategy and creating new avenues to engage current and new community partners across Atlantic Canada. Daily duties may include researching outreach techniques, creating content for web platforms including social media or networking with Atlantic Water Network’s growing network of over 100 community partners. 

The successful candidate needs to have strong written and verbal communications skills and have demonstrated experience with community outreach. This position will require creativity, energy, and enthusiasm for engaging diverse audiences in community-driven environmental change. 

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Support AWN communications activities under the supervision of the Communications Specialist. Duties include:
    • Creating engaging content (written, photos, videos, graphics) for blogs, social media, AWN’s website, and other communications channels
    • Assisting in the creation of communications training materials and workshops 
  • Work with AWN’s Equipment and Training Coordinator to promote the use of water monitoring equipment and AWN’s equipment bank in Halifax. 
  • Support the development of an organizational outreach strategy. Duties may include:
    • Project research
    • Regular communication with the AWN team to review questions, concerns and goals.
    • Development and implementation of the strategy. 
  • Attend and assist with a choice of virtual or in-person outreach events (at a minimum, monthly) throughout the summer that are run by community environmental organizations, such as water quality monitoring runs, BioBlitzes, webinars, and workshops 
  • Participate in and assist with the delivery of equipment training sessions for AWN’s network of community-based water monitoring organizations. 
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with new and existing freshwater community partners. 

Requirements/Qualifications: 

  • 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; 
  • Demonstrated interest in future employment in the environmental or clean sector is considered an asset; 
  • Coursework in education, communications, natural resources management, planning, environmental sciences, or related disciplines. 
  • Must be adept in both teamwork and working independently 
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and outreach skills with diverse audiences 
  • Comfortable communicating difficult scientific concepts to lay audiences 
  • Detail-oriented, with demonstrated experience in event planning 
  • Experience with environmental monitoring will be considered an asset 
  • Volunteer management experience will be considered an asset 

Working Conditions
Requires a home office setup and laptop.

Willingness to travel within the province and to other Maritime provinces on occasion (as needed) should travel be permitted 

Willingness and ability to work outdoors in various field conditions, should travel be permitted for occasional in-person engagement opportunities