[Sust-mar] Nova Scotia Stewardship Field Interns, f/t summer, Dartmouth NS

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Positions: Nova Scotia 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: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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.

The NS stewardship field interns will assist in the

implementation of the stewardship program for natural areas

protected by NCC in Nova Scotia. The interns will work

independently and with NCC staff, to monitor NCC natural

areas across Nova Scotia, compile fauna, flora and ecosystem

inventories, write and implement natural area management

plans, work with volunteer property stewards, and assist

with Conservation Volunteer events in Nova Scotia.

Specific Responsibilities

* Complete inventories of plants, animals, communities and

physical features of NCC sites in Nova Scotia;

* Complete monitoring of Nova Scotia properties where NCC

owns land or holds conservation easements;

* Map property features and community and rare plant locations;

* Assist with the coordination and delivery of Conservation

Volunteer events and stewardship volunteer activities;

* Assist with preparation of baseline reports and/or

management plans for natural areas;

* Assist the NS Conservation Representative 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, forestry, or environmental studies

degree or equivalent experience;

* Demonstrated interest in natural history and land conservation;

* Excellent plant, animal and vegetation community

identification skills for Nova Scotia, and the ability to

key out unknown plant species;

* Experience working outdoors in various terrain and under

various weather conditions;

* Backcountry camping experience;

* Ability to use a GPS;

* Navigation experience and skills

* 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;

* Wilderness or Standard First Aid Training

* Valid Driver's License, 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 10 -- August 27)

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

* This position is based in Dartmouth, NS, but requires the

ability to travel throughout Nova Scotia to NCC sites with

some overnights and some weekend work. Travel expenses will

be reimbursed.


Interested applicants should forward their cover letter and

resume to:

Craig Smith

Conservation Representative - NS

The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Closing date: January 29, 2010

Email: atlantic at natureconservancy.ca

Reference position title: "ATL -- NS Stewardship"

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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