Intern, Community Action

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

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

The Intern will conduct entomological and vegetation inventories in peri-urban areas of Montreal (Brossard, St-Constant) as per details below, under electrical rights-of-way. 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 to develop a baseline 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.

Qualifications

  • 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, 2022.
  • This role will require near-daily local travel to project locations in Brossard and St-Constant, and occasional days at WWF-Canada’s office or working from home.
  • Flexibility is required to adjust working hours based on project needs and meetings with partners.

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 May 23, 2023, 5 pm EST.

Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility

WWF-Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal peoples.
WWF-Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Representative in a timely fashion of any accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining WWF-Canada. Given the volume of applications received, we request that you do not follow up your application with a phone call or email. We will contact only those candidates selected for interviews and thank you for your understanding.