[Sust-mar] NB & PEI Stewardship Field Interns, summer, Nature Conservancy, Fredericton NB

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Position: NB & PEI Stewardship Field Interns (2)

Type: full-time paid summer employment/internship (May to August 2010)

Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada http://www.natureconservancy.ca

Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick

The Shell Conservation Internship Program is a partnership

initiative between the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

and Shell Canada Limited to provide university/college

students with practical experience in the conservation

field. Launched in 2002, the Shell Conservation Internship

Program will, in 2010, engage students from across Canada

in stewardship and management work on NCC properties, and 

in other career-related activities that advance the work of

NCC. This partnership builds on the successful history of

Shell Canada and NCC working together to conserve many 

of our country's most important natural places.

REGION: Atlantic (New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island)

POSITION TITLE: NB & PEI Stewardship Field Intern


The stewardship field intern will assist in the implementation 

of the stewardship program for natural areas protected by NCC 

in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The intern will 

work independently and with NCC staff, to monitor NCC 

natural areas across the provinces, compile fauna, flora and

ecosystem inventories, engage local residents as conservation 

volunteers and write and implement natural area management 

plans. The intern will also assist NCC stewardship staff

with volunteer events in PEI and NB.

Specific Responsibilities

* Complete inventories of plants, animals, communities and

physical features of NCC sites in NB & PEI;

* Complete monitoring of NB & PEI properties where NCC owns

land or holds conservation covenants;

* Map property features and community and rare plant locations;

* Assist with the coordination and delivery of stewardship

volunteer activities in PEI and NB;

* Assist with preparation of baseline reports and/or

management plans for NCC sites; and

* Assist NCC stewardship staff with ongoing stewardship

activities as needed.

Skills and Abilities

This posting is targeted to students possessing the

following skills:

* University students entering 3rd or 4th year, or recent

graduates with a biology or forestry degree or equivalent


* Demonstrated interest in natural history and land


* Excellent plant, animal and vegetation community

identification skills for NB & PEI, ability to key out

unknown plant species;

* Experience working outdoors in various terrains and under

various weather conditions;

* Ability to use a GPS;

* Map reading skills to find and navigate properties;

* Ability to work independently, self motivated, superior

time management skills, ability to meet deadlines;

* Familiarity with common computer software (word processing, 

spreadsheets, graphics programs), GIS skills a plus;

* Excellent writing and organization skills;

* Strong communication skills, including ability to interact

with the public to convey a conservation message;

* Fluency in English; bilingual a plus;

* Valid driver's licence, with own car or able to rent a car

(must be at least 21 years of age to rent).

Terms of Employment

* This is a full-time 16-week (May 10th -- August 27th)

position. Salary is $14.25/hour ($498.75/week).

* Position will be based in Fredericton, NB, with travel to

throughout NB & PEI for fieldwork, with some overnight and

some weekend work. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.


Interested applicants should forward their cover letter and

resume to:

Laurel Bernard

Director of Stewardship - Atlantic Region

The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Closing date: January 29th, 2010

Email: atlantic at natureconservancy.ca

Reference position title: "ATL -- NB & PEI Intern"

NCC is a non-profit, non-advocacy organization that takes 

a business-like approach to preserving Canada's natural

heritage. Our focus is on conservation through private

action, and we have a strong track record of partnering with

individuals, corporations, community groups, conservation

groups and government bodies to create win-win solutions

that benefit nature.

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