[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
ABOUT THE QUEBEC-LABRADOR FOUNDATION (QLF)
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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