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Position: Indigenous Fisheries Intern
Eligibility: recent university or college graduate (see below)
Duration: one year, start date to be discussed
Organization: Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre
Location: North Bay, Ontario

The A/OFRC is seeking a suitable candidate to participate in a one year comprehensive training program in the field of Fisheries Assessment and Management being delivered to the Anishinabek Nation as represented by the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI).

Job Description: The intern will receive training in fisheries assessment and management which will include project design, field techniques, data summary and analysis, and report writing. The intern will work on a daily basis with an experienced staff mentor, while being given the opportunity to acquire supervisory experience. Extensive field work will expose the intern to a variety of fisheries issues being dealt with by First Nation communities and the state-of-the-art scientific techniques used to address these issues. There may be opportunities to work in natural resource fields other than fisheries, depending on the project portfolio under management by the A/OFRC during the intern’s tenure.

Salary: $20/hr. The A/OFRC standard work week is 37.5 hours. Ten day shifts are used to complete some projects and substantial overtime is sometimes required.

Location: The position is based in North Bay, Ontario. It is not A/OFRC policy to provide assistance with the costs of relocation. It will be the responsibility of the successful candidate to arrange accommodations in North Bay.

Eligibility: University or college graduate who has graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university. The candidate must be a graduate of a post-secondary degree or diploma program. The position will be a first full-time employment in the candidate’s field of study (exclusive of summer or part-time employment during the term of study).

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have:

  • A keen interest in natural resources management and dedication to the principles of conservation
  • Understanding of fisheries issues facing communities within the Anishinabek Nation
  • Good oral and written communication skills as well as good interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work in inclement weather and in harsh conditions
  • Experience with various types of watercraft and must be comfortable with working on all sizes of waterbodies
  • A commitment to safe work practices
  • Flexibility to be away from home for extended periods
  • Citizenship in a First Nation represented by the Anishinabek Nation: Union of Ontario Indians

Consistent with the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage or cedar, may occur within the work setting. Ability to speak Anishinabemowin is an asset.

Application Deadline: 30 March 2018

Please send applications to: A/OFRC, 755 Wallace Rd., Unit #5, North Bay, Ontario, P1A 0E7; or electronically to .

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GoodWork ID: 44571       Date posted to Mar 9 2018