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Position: Sustainability Communications Intern
Employer: Canada Eco Action (a local environmental organization part of the Sustainable Eastern Ontario Network)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Language: must be Bilingual in French & English
Eligibility: 30 or younger & post-secondary graduate

Time Commitment: 30 hours/week for a minimum of 26 weeks.
Start Date: September or October 2021



PHILOSOPHIE: L'homme a un impact fort sur l'environnement via ses déchets. On reconnait l’état de l’environnement d’un milieu quelconque sur la qualité de l’homme qui y habite. C’est pourquoi, note organisation se bat pour un meilleur respect et harmonie des relations que l’humain entretient avec l’environnement.

MISSION: Mener des activités de toutes sortes capables de construire la population vers un meilleur porté de connaissance sur la gestion de l’environnement, le développement durable et l’écologie.

VISION: Des acquis évaluables de la connaissance et de la bonne pratique de gestion de l’environnement se fait montre du côté de la communauté comme changement de paradigme.


The Sustainability Intern will work under the guidance of and be accountable to a Manager and/or Board of Directors. They will also work with a Mentor from another environmental group to help guide them in their role. The Sustainability Intern will develop programs, lead communications and social media, support partnerships, and participate in networking opportunities, including the National Capital Environmental Non-profit Network (NCENN). The sustainability Intern will take part in a mandatory 3-week intensive Training program in July as part of their role and an optional pre-employment Placement.


The Sustainability Intern will be paid $20/hour for the internship for 30 hrs / week.


The Sustainability Intern duties are as follows:

  • Serve as a member of and work in close cooperation with the Program Committee.
  • Work with an Intern Mentor to support the role.
  • Coordinate education & networking in Ottawa for environment and sustainability. Work with the Program Committee to finalize a Workplan and implement this Workplan over the internship.
  • Coordinate communications through social media, website updates, and other communication strategies.
  • Respond to general inquiries from the stakeholders and solicit interest and participation in the organization.
  • Participate in monthly NCENN meetings and support content when applicable.
  • Support the preparation of reports including key materials and photos.
  • Attend the Intern Training Program and invest in learning and professional development through this program.


  • Committed to sustainability
  • Knowledge and understanding of environmental issues
  • Experience with environmental non-profit organizations preferred
  • Proven capacity to communicate with and work effectively with others
  • Experience with volunteer recruitment and support
  • Experience with publicity, marketing, and event management
  • Proven capacity to work in a self-directed manner, provide leadership to, and collaborate with others in a team situation
  • Ability to organize a high volume of work, prioritize, and effectively handle spontaneous demands
  • Must be a creative, energetic, flexible, motivated, and detail-oriented professional
  • Meet the requirements of qualified interns as established by the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (see below)


  • Must be Bilingual in French & English
  • Post Secondary Graduate
  • Between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship.
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*.
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to work for at least six months.
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program.
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer).

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.


APPLY HERE to submit your resume and cover letter to Ked Neptune. Note that your interview will be conducted in French.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 15 2021    ID: 61347