Intern, Community Action

Conservation – Restoration & Regeneration Montréal, Quebec
Posted 2 months ago


The bilingual Intern, Community Action supports the scientific monitoring of WWF-Canada’s Corridors program in peri-urban areas of Montreal. The Corridors program engages communities, municipalities and other land and rights-of-way holders to take action by restoring degraded habitat. The role contributes to WWF-Canada’s habitat restoration goals under its Regenerate Canada strategic plan.


The Intern will conduct entomological and vegetation inventories under electrical rights-of-way in peri-urban areas of Montreal (eg: south shore municipalities, Laval) and project areas in southern Québec. In collaboration with the WWF-Canada team, employees of different municipalities and other partners, the intern is responsible for:

  • Inputting information into an inventory protocol for pollinating insects, reptiles, amphibians and vegetation.
  • Visually observe and monitor sample devices, i.e. insects.
  • Application of the sweep-net sampling method.
  • Identify and implement various observation and sampling methods of the vegetation.
  • Identification of insects.
  • Where possible, support the application of Indigenous knowledge and guidance as it relates to the inventories.
  • Data collection and compilation.
  • Report writing and documentation of techniques.
  • Responding to questions from community members while in the field.
  • Assist with gathering data for various research projects, including reptile and amphibians’ surveys.


  • Bilingual in French and English.
  • Actively enrolled or completed post-secondary education in a related discipline OR 2+ years of related work experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to scientific rigor and experience with report writing.
  • Strong skills in the MS Office Suite, including Excel and Word.
  • Must be comfortable working outdoors in various weather conditions for up to 6 hours at a time.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Interest in field, office, and lab work.
  • Photography skills are an asset.
  • Ability to communicate the goals of the Corridors to community members and inspire them to take action.
  • Good organizational skills that reflect an attention to detail and ability to work to deadlines.
  • Be passionately committed to the mission and objectives of WWF-Canada and to its success in accomplishing these.

Other Information

  • This is a full-time contract position to October 31, 2023.
  • This role will require near-daily local travel to project locations in greater Montréal , occasional days at WWF-Canada’s office or working from home.
  • Occaisional travel and field work to project locations in southern Québec may also be required.
  • Flexibility is required to adjust working hours based on project needs and meetings with partners
  • WWF-Canada will reimburse mileage based on its operational policies.

Deadline to Apply

You can submit your cover letter and resume by clicking the “APPLY” button.
Please ensure that you application is received on or before April 21, 2023, 5 pm EST.

Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility

Our vision is a Canada with abundant wildlife where nature and people thrive and we value and rely on diversity of thought, knowledge, expertise, and lived experience to help bring our vision to life.

We recognize that experience comes in many forms and skills are transferable. If you feel that your unique experiences can enhance our vision, we encourage you to apply – even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements.

We encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

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