Summer Student

Government of Nova Scotia

Neat summer opportunity for a student returning to school in the Fall …

Department Overview 

The Protected Areas and Ecosystems Branch of Nova Scotia Environment is responsible for the provinces Heritage Rivers. The Branch is responsible for outreach on the Shelburne and Margaree Rivers and for producing 10 year reports


Based out of the Western (Bridgewater) and Eastern (Sydney) Regions these interns will support projects with the Canadian Heritage River programs on our two nationally listed Heritage Rivers, the Shelburne and Margaree. They will compile information to create a story map for each river, field work required to complete the 10-year monitoring plans, collecting data on conditions and locations of physical assets and human uses on the heritage rivers , visiting sites to ensure past work is still intact and in good condition


Office work will include entering and categorizing field data, working with ArcGIS, assisting the GIS Analyst, and report writing.

Qualifications Experience in Canoe, Kayak and ATV use and asset.

  • Must be a returning student in the fall of 2018 (or next applicable semester) and enrolled in a related program. A valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle is required. To meet the expectations of the term it is required that the student meets the following criteria:
  • Must demonstrate experience in data collection, use of field tools and GPS and Compass.
  • Experience in woodland navigation.
  • Must demonstrate a general expertise with in working in the field in all types of conditions.
  • Experience in Canoe, Kayak and ATV use and asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the public and run an Outreach project.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to produce clear documentation as well as explain complex and technical matters to laypersons in a clear and straightforward fashion

This position requires both the ability to work as a team player and to work independently. The successful candidate(s) will have a positive “can do” attitude and a passion for nature, the environment, and Nova Scotia’s protected areas.

Special Statement 

This position requires a certain level of physical fitness; successful candidates must be able to work in remote locations, traverse uneven and complicated terrain, and occasionally lift more than 40 lbs as part of regular work activities. Safety training will be provided.

Please note, this is a summer student position with an expected end date of August 24, 2018.

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