[Sust-mar] Marine Species at Risk Intern, QLF, Magdalen Islands & Quebec Lower North Shore QC

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Position: Marine Species at Risk Intern

Organization: Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF) http://www.qlf.org

Location: Magdalen Islands and the Quebec Lower North Shore, Quebec


QLF is a Not-for-Profit Organization in the U.S. and a

Registered Charity in Canada. QLF fosters long-term

leadership development within individuals and communities 

by supporting community-based conservation initiatives;

developing models of stewardship of natural and cultural

resources; and aiding in community service, economic

development, and heritage preservation in rural regions.

Since the early 1960s, QLF has worked across borders to

serve the communities of the Atlantic Region by working in

partnership with communities and organizations from Long

Island Sound to Labrador. For the last 30 years, QLF has

also worked across international borders in Western Europe,

Central and Southeast Europe, Latin America and the

Caribbean, and the Middle East, offering fellowships,

exchanges, and leadership development for conservation

leaders to focus on global challenges and provide dynamic

and thoughtful leadership for the future.


DATES: 12 week contract. January- April, 2009.

The Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF), through a grant from

the Federal Habitat Stewardship Plan for Species at Risk, is

working with communities in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to 

aid in the recovery of thirteen marine species designated as 

at risk in Canada. These species include cetaceans, sea

turtles, sharks, wolffish, the ivory gull and polar bear. As

part of this project, fisher observers are documenting

species at risk sightings information, reporting entanglements 

and working to decrease the impacts of incidental bycatch.

The intern will assist with:

* Recruiting new volunteer observers and providing technical

support to existing volunteers involved in the Marine Species 

at Risk project;

* Collecting and analyzing local ecological knowledge on

species at risk from residents in the Magdalen Islands;

* Preparing educational materials to encourage stewardship 

of local marine resources; and

* Developing an economic resource guide for fishers.

The intern will work both independently and in

collaboration with QLF staff and members of the community.

This is an excellent internship opportunity for a student

with a strong background in biology, environmental science,

natural resource conservation planning, and wishing to

explore the potential for communities to engage in

conservation initiatives. It will provide training in the

'human' element of conservation work, will offer an

opportunity to explore the complexity of conservation, 

and will prepare an intern for further work in the field 

of community-based conservation.

QUALIFICATIONS: Important to the position is the ability to

work with people in rural coastal communities, the ability

to work independently in remote outdoor environments,

knowledge of marine species inhabiting the Gulf of St.

Lawrence region, excellent written and verbal communication

skills and good knowledge of computers. French language

skills are essential as the chosen applicant will be working

primarily in francophone communities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This internship includes a 500$ 

per week stipend and return travel from Montreal to the Magdalen

Islands. The intern will be responsible for food, lodging

and transportation while in the Magdalen Islands.

TO APPLY: Please apply using QLF's online application form,

available from our website: http://www.qlf.org. Applications

will be considered on a rolling basis, so it is in your

interest to apply early. This position is well-suited to

students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or

graduate level co-op program in a related field. Applicants

who are co-op students are therefore asked to identify

themselves as such as part of their application.

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