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Conservation and Events Intern (summer position)


Job Description & Qualifications

Wage:   $13 - 15p.h.
Hours:  Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm.
Duration:  16 weeks


CPAWS Yukon is seeking a Conservation and Events Intern to work with the organization during the summer of 2017. The student’s primary responsibility during their time with CPAWS Yukon will be to undertake a research project. To ensure that they receive the maximum benefit from the summer program, this will be tailored to their area of interest and study.

In addition, the student will arrange and managing conservation focused events in the Yukon. This may include a celebration of parks for Canada’s 150th anniversary and potentially outreach events – or a presence at existing events – in Yukon communities such as Mayo and Dawson City. This person will do weekly public outreach for the organization at a local public market.


Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Campaign and Communications Coordinator will perform the following major duties:

Research Project (45%)
• Work with Executive Director and campaign staff to develop a project that can be completed over the course of the internship. This could be anything from assessing the viability of a conservation project to creating a film about the Peel Watershed case. We will ensure that it is aligned with the student’s interests and studies.

Public Outreach (45%)
• Assist the Campaign & Communications Coordinator on public outreach work, as required.
• Represent the organization with a booth at the Fireweed Market each week.
• Arrange an event in Whitehorse, and possibly in some communities.
• If the Supreme Court of Canada releases a ruling on the Peel Watershed legal case, there may be an opportunity to assist with the organization of an event to mark completion of the campaign.

General (10%)
• Attend weekly staff meetings
• Other duties as requested by the Executive Director or Finance & Administration Manager


Qualifications & Eligibility:

• This position is part-funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Therefore it is mandatory that the applicant:
a) Is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
b) Was registered as a full­time student during the preceding academic year; intends to return to school on a full­time basis during the next academic year; is a student in a secondary, post­secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical
a. program;
c) Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
d) Legally entitled to work in the Yukon.


How to Apply:

Please submit a copy of your resume, along with a cover letter to hiring@cpawsyukon.org, addressed to Wendy Morrison.

Please submit your application by 5pm (Pacific) on Friday April 21st. We may close this application process prior to that date if we find the right applicant, so we recommend that you apply early.

Due to expected levels of interest, it will only be possible for us to contact applicants who are being invited for an interview.

Thank you for your application!