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Position: Intern – Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
Type: paid, full-time, 1-year internship
Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR)
Location: Sudbury, Ontario


The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR), at MIRARCO/Laurentian University in Sudbury is currently accepting applications for a full-time intern. The contract will be one year in length, and may lead to a permanent position. The position is based in Sudbury.

Job Description:

The Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Intern will conduct research and provide project support to the climate change impacts and adaptation division at MIRARCO.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research and provide support for ongoing projects;
  • Assist in completion of projects and delivery of quality reports and/or publications, on time, with the resources of the Centre;
  • Assist in the preparation of new resources material to aid in climate change adaptation awareness in Ontario;
  • Build and maintain high levels of knowledge on local, national, and global issues pertaining to climate change adaptation;
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations for other team members; and
  • Contribute to administrative tasks within the climate change adaptation division.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • University and college graduates who have graduated within the last three (3) years from an accredited college or university in a related field.
  • Candidates must be graduates of post-secondary degree or diploma programs.
  • The position will be a first time employment in the candidate's field of study.
  • Candidates have not previously participated in the NOHFC internship program (Candidates are only eligible to participate in the NOHFC internship program one time).
  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.


  • Knowledge of climate change impacts and adaptation, climate models and data, statistics.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to be flexible and the ability to adapt to changing responsibilities while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Dedicated to meeting or exceeding expectations.
  • Proven time-management, organization/prioritization skills to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to synthesize information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Extensive experience with Word, Excel, Power Point and e-mail applications.


University degree in Environmental Studies, Climate Change Studies, or a related field.


This full-time position is partially funded by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation through the Northern Ontario Internship Program.

Deadline for application:

April 30, 2017

To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to:

Jacqueline Richard, Coordinator
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Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR)
MIRARCO/Laurentian University
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON  P3E2C6

Please quote “Climate Change Adaptation Intern” in the subject heading. Although we appreciate all candidates’ interest in this position, only those selected will be contacted.

This opportunity is Proudly Supported by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. MIRARCO hires using the policies of Laurentian University. Laurentian is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed first to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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GoodWork ID: 39489       Date posted to Apr 4 2017