The Quebec-Labrador Foundation is directing a conservation project to support bird conservation, protected areas stewardship, and raise environmental awareness during the spring/summer of 2020. This project, in its third year of activities, is delivered in partnership with the Nature Trust of New Brunswick; a charitable land conservation organization that conserves privately owned and ecologically significant land in New Brunswick.
The projects key activities include conducting bird, plant and water quality surveys at Nature Trust New Brunswick Nature Preserves, steward workshops for bird species and plant species identification, Nature Preserves clean-ups/restoration projects, and educational workshops with local youth on the topics of climate change, biodiversity loss, marine debris and ornithology.
This project is focused on hands-on training in community-based conservation. Interns will gain field experience and skills related to conducting scientific data collection, community engagement, and workshop facilitation. QLF is currently seeking an amateur ornithologist or bird enthusiast to join a team of 3-4 interns. Activities will be carried out in the southwest portion of the province including the communities of Fredericton, Saint John, and across the Kingston Peninsula. The team will be equipped with a vehicle and will travel together / share accommodation for the duration of the project.
Desired skills and Competencies:
· Knowledge of common bird species across Eastern Canada
· Ability to identify birds by sound and sight
· Assist with data collection, data entry, analysis and reporting as required to develop and implement property management plans
· Highly motivated, analytical, detail-oriented, creative and proactive thinker
· Ability to work independently and as a part of a dynamic team
· Proven experience communicating science/environmental topics and facilitating presentations with proven communication skills (confident in public speaking)
· Ability to work extensive hours in variable weather conditions and terrain, fit for the field
· Driver’s license considered an asset
Dates: Tentatively May 14 – June 07 2020
Location: Fredericton, Kingston Peninsula & Saint John, New Brunswick
Please submit a CV and cover letter describing your relevant experience and motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 19, 2020.
Interviews will be held the week of March 23, 2020 (interview can be done virtually if required).
Please note this Internship is UNPAID, however, there is no fee to participate and all expenses (food, accommodation, travel) will be covered by QLF.