The Environmental Geoscience Intern will work within projects that aim to reduce the environmental footprint and any climate change implications to operations, in the fields of exploration, mining, clean tech for materials transportation, IT, and geosciences in general.
Start date is November 1st or earlier if funding is approved sooner.
Duties and responsibilities
This position provides a rewarding role that includes activities such as*:
- technical and scientific writing
- science communications
- using software to create STEM-related documents for internal, partner, and public consumption
- identifying opportunities for environmental / geoscience organizations and those that operate in the clean tech solutions spectrum
- meta-analysis of ground-breaking work being undertaken across Canada, in geoscience studies that aim to reduce the environmental footprint within exploration and / or mining.
- statistical analysis of STEM-related activities
- assisting in the facilitation of pilot projects and other efforts to develop and demonstrate clean technologies
- connecting with key individuals in industry and academia who are engaged in the geosciences and / or clean tech, with potential to better understand career implications of academia vs industrial positions in these fields.
- other tasks as required
This position provides an excellent opportunity to be introduced to key companies, organizations, and research groups engaged in R&D, commercialization, supply and services, and pilot demonstration projects in the areas of earth science, geoscience, and/or clean tech.
* Exact duties will be assigned according to Intern's skills, experience, and goals profile
Knowledge and skills
REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE
- excellent written and verbal communication skills
- excellent internet research skills
- background / experience in areas such as science, IT, environmental science, geoscience, technology development, green tech
SOFTWARE PROGRAMS (experience or evidence of ability to learn quickly)
- Microsoft TEAMS for team and project management, task management, time management
- Advanced use of Microsoft Suite, particularly Word and Excel
- use of Calendly, Freshbooks
- Minimum education: bachelors in science or a STEM field (Masters preferred)
- Ideally: Masters in Geology with Environmental background or equivalent in combined education and experience
Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.
Qualified interns are:
- Post-secondary students and graduates
- No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
- Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
- Available to work for at least six months
- Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
- Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)
*Refugee 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.