[Sust-mar] Job posting: Sustainable Transportation Intern

Julia Sable jsable01 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 11:42:51 EST 2013

JOB POSTING: Sustainable Transportation Winter Intern

Duration: 10-12 weeks

Location: Nova Scotia Department of Energy, 5151 George Street, Halifax

Pay rate: $20-25/hour, depending on qualifications, for 35 hours/week


The Province of Nova Scotia released *Choose How You Move: Sustainable
Transportation Strategy* in April 2013. The strategy frames sustainable
transportation as an approach that encourages people to drive less and move
more. It aims to create an affordable, convenient transportation system
that is "multi-modal" - that is, which integrates different mobility
choices. Sustainable transportation has many positive impacts, including
reduced energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, improved physical health,
more vibrant communities, increased access to services and employment, and
increased local economic activity. Work implementing the strategy is well
under way but much needs to be done to realize the specific actions and
overall objectives of the strategy.


The intern will work within the Sustainable and Renewable Energy division
to provide support in implementing the *Sustainable Transportation Strategy*.
S/he will report to the Team Leader, Sustainable Transportation but may
assist with projects in any of the partnering departments.

Job duties will include initiatives such as:

-- Assisting in the background research required to develop a sustainable
transportation guidance document for use in Nova Scotia;

-- Creating visual representations of the Blue Route, a proposed provincial
bicycling network, using GIS software

-- Support in designing and implementing a province-wide social marketing
and community engagement plan, including a potential design competition,
online platforms, conferences, and workshops

-- Administrative and creative media support for the next round of Nova
Scotia Moves, a grant program supporting sustainable transportation, as
well as support in capturing via various media the success stories of
earlier grantees

-- Support with program evaluation

-- Logistical support for conferences, meetings or workshops;

-- Other projects in accordance with the intern’s own interests, experience
and inspiration.


·         A practical or educational background in community planning
(Bachelors or Master’s level, or equivalent experience)

·         Knowledge of “transit-oriented” development

·         Interest and/or experience in community engagement

·         Interest in the principles of sustainable transportation and
creating healthy communities

·         Strong writing and communication skills

·         Good organizational ability

·         Ability to work with stakeholders within and outside government

·         Experience with social or visual media would be an asset

·         Experience using GIS and/or Google SketchUp would also be an


Submit a cover letter and resume to NSMoves at gov.ns.ca by December 6, 2013.

Start date: Anticipated early January, 2014

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