You are a hard working person interested in making a difference. You will work with our indigenous culture, engineering, planning and design specialist to implement new ideas, focusing on features to existing platforms that help us measure transportation behaviour in ways that have never been done before. You will be working on a new SSHRC-funded partnership with universities across Canada to develop a bicycle audit tool intended to measure the impacts of COVID-19 in underserved populations, especially women and people of colour. You will be building on the work done as part of our winning MArS Healthy Communities Challenge finalist project and helping us take it to the next level. You will also be creating an innovative approach to measuring the GHG impacts of a streets based on their usage and design. You will be getting your hands dirty too. We are a dynamic and multi-faceted organization seeking to bring out the best in you.
Duties and responsibilities
You will be supporting a variety of projects including mapping projects focused on winter, nature and human mobility as well as a large scale teraforming/treeplanting projects that introduces commercial forestry practices to urban and semi-urban environments. You will be responsible for developing innovative mobile application tools, improving performance and reliability both exists and what you create, and preparing for a crowdsourcing campaign that will begin in spring of 2021.
Knowledge and skills
Analytical Skills. We have a big problem on our hands. We are using natural resources at an astonishing rate. Human beings have lost much of their connection to the natural world. We are way behind the automobile-focused city-planning world when it comes to data about how people on foot or an bicycles use their landscape, including who is using it, where they are using it and how. You're job is to help us implement innovative ways of collecting critical data, quickly.
Communication. You should be familiar with Slack and Trello for team communication and project management.
Creativity. This job involves not only tech skills, but also an open mind.
Problem Solving. You will have to be able to recognize various technical problems and understand how to resolve them.
Software Knowledge and Programming Languages. Tell us about your proficiencies. We are interested in GIS, Adobe CC, CAD or similar, 3D modelling, Objective-C and/or Java. Web development languages HTML5, CSS, etc.. are a plus.
Subject Matter Interest. You are a person who is interested in a better world, whether its riding a bike, fighting sexism or exposing structural racial inequities embedded in how we design our cities.
No formal education required, however high school graduates with passion for code, University Graduates wanting to establish themselves and self-taught coders willing to learn even more in a dynamic environment are all encouraged to apply. This opportunity may also be welcomed by experienced tech industry professionals who are interested into-profit work and need a break for the grind to do something special.
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:
- Between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) 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, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)
*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.