Position: Gulf Islands Forest Project Intern
Type: age 30 & under / summer
Organization: Raincoast Conservation Foundation
Location: Victoria BC / can be a remote position, though preference will be given to those living on southern Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the lower mainland of BC
If you are a self-starter who understands the role efficacious public policy plays in conservation, this may be the position for you. Raincoast Conservation Foundation (Raincoast) is seeking a summer student to support the policy aspect of the Gulf Islands Forest Project. This position will be largely desk-based, involving literature review and policy research.
Wage and details
Job Type: Full time, 8 week term
Anticipated hours: 30-35 hours per week
Wage: $18/ hour
Expected Start date: June 15, 2022
Schedule can be flexible (i.e. work times/work days), with possibility for some extended time off to enjoy the summer. If the successful incumbent is based in BC, there may be an opportunity to spend some time on Pender Island.
Funding for this position is provided through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. To be eligible, you must meet the following funding criteria:
*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.
**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible.
Desired skills & qualifications
About The Gulf Islands Forest Project
Approximately 30% of British Columbia’s (BC’s) Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) forests and associated habitats occurs in the Gulf Islands region. The smallest of 16 biogeoclimatic zones (“zones”) in the province, the CDF zone is characterized by towering conifers like Western redcedar, and Coastal Douglas-fir; diverse and rare ecosystems like Garry oak meadows; and many threatened native bird and animal species. These ecosystems are among the most biodiverse, rare, and endangered in Canada, and as the unceded traditional territory of Coast Salish people, hold significant social and cultural value.
The CDF has been dramatically fragmented by increasing industrial, commercial, and residential development. In recent years this development pressure has been exacerbated by the progressively tangible impacts of climate change along with unregulated deer browsing, natural fire suppression, and invasions of non-native species, together posing a significant threat to an assemblage of ecosystems unraveling from former levels of diversity and abundance. In response to these challenges, Raincoast Conservation Foundation launched the Gulf Islands Forest Project (GIF Project) with the ultimate objective of securing long-term protection of CDF forests and associated habitats across the Gulf Islands with a preliminary focus on North and South Pender Islands, the Traditional Territory of the W?SÁNE? peoples.
The GIF Project is multi-faceted and innovative, employing multiple strategies to ensure long-term forest protection on the Gulf Islands. Activities generally fall under four umbrellas, and include:
Raincoast Conservation Foundation (“Raincoast”) is a charitable environmental NGO dedicated to protecting the lands, waters, and wildlife of coastal BC. Our success stems from strong academic,government and community partnerships that include First Nation Knowledge Holders, other NGOs, and passionate citizens. Led by a team of conservationists and scientists, Raincoast’s projects are rooted in research, and informed by community and cultural engagement, reflecting our organizational mandate: “Investigate. Inform. Inspire''. We call this unique approach informed advocacy.
Raincoast welcomes applications from all interested and qualified candidates. Our organization is the product of diverse visions and perspectives and we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring. Raincoast is committed to fostering and maintaining a workplace culture that is inclusive and does not tolerate or accept discrimination or harassment.
How to apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com .
Email applications with “Application, GIFP Intern 2022” in the subject line. Attach a single PDF file for your one-page cover letter and your resume – name it your first and last name (e.g. Mark Smith.pdf).
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 9 2022 ID: 64353