The Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network is a not for profit organization that maintains the World Biosphere UNESCO designation in southeastern Ontario. Biosphere Reserves reconcile sustainable development with conservation, through fostering a harmonious relationship between people and their environments. They bring global conventions to a local level, offering tangible actions for individuals to achieve.
The communications coordinator will be responsible for developing a communications strategy that utilizes social media, our newsletter and blog to create awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals as they relate to our UNESCO Biosphere Region. They will create on or two local events based on UN International Days to promote UNESCO and the SDGs. The applicant must have a connection with or reside near the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Region.
Duties and responsibilities
The intern will be responsible for developing a communications strategy for the Frontenac Arch Biosphere that is based on the applicability of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Duties will include regular postings on social media, monthly newsletters, and upkeep of our blog.
Create meaningful and engaging content through visual and/or written storytelling.
Create tangible actions for residents to contribute to the SDGs at a local level, such as, clean water and sanitation (6), sustainable cities and communities (11), responsible consumption and production (12), climate action (13), life below water (14), and life on land (15).
Create one or two events related to the UN International Days or the SDGs to increase awareness of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere and UN SDGs.
Knowledge and skills
Knowledge of UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Knowledge of Canadian Biospheres an asset.
Use of analytics to measure impact an asset.
Organizational and time management skills.
Excellent writing skills.
High School and up.
Passion and enthusiasm for the environment and sustainable living.
Qualified interns are:
- Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada1
- Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
- Available to participate in an ImpAct internship for a flexible duration of up to 6 months by March 1, 2021
- 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)
1Refugee 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.