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Position: IT/ Programmer Internship
Organization: Scales Nature Park
Location: Based near Orillia, with travel throughout Ontario. Accommodations available on site.

Scales Nature Park is a 21 hectare conservation area located just south of Orillia, Ontario. The focus of this facility is the conservation of reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and the habitats that these animals require.

Duties will vary with the nature of each position, but will include:

  • Develop and test custom applications including scripted Google Suite templates, relational databases and Android mobile applications for wildlife conservation purposes including citizen science and researcher data collection
  • Work with senior staff to identify information technology gaps that may be addressed within available resources and skills to improve operations
  • Research hardware and software solutions to identified needs
  • Work with staff and volunteers to test applications, listen to feedback, and debug
  • Train staff and volunteers to use new applications, and assist them with issues
  • Ensure completed work and work-in-progress is stored and backed up as required
  • Participate in field work or other facility operations as time allows to better understand project needs

Duration: Six month to one year internship, depending on funding

Salary: Based on $15-18 per hour depending on experience, 40 hours per week


  • Familiarity with relevant software, Linux, web UI frameworks, PHP, etc.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity best practices is required
  • Knowledge of Typescript, Angular 2+, Cordova, Ionic would be assets
  • Comfortable working on remote systems, understanding of Agile methodology
  • Ability to stay highly organized, task switch and prioritize conflicting goals
  • Proven time management and skills, strong written and oral communication skills
  • Internal motivation and the ability to work without supervision
  • Positive attitude and commitment to conservation
  • Flexibility regarding scheduling
  • Ability to work and thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations with a positive attitude

To apply: Please complete the Google Form found here: At the conclusion of the questionnaire, you will be prompted to upload a resume, cover letter, and references as a single PDF file, 4 pages or less. If you can’t upload this way, you may send it to with “AQ complete, IT/ Programmer Internship” in the subject line. Do not send resume to both locations. Cover letters should be addressed to Jeff Hathaway. There is no deadline, we will accept applications until the position is filled.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 3 2019    ID: 54882