Reporting to the Manager of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Lethbridge College, the Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador will build awareness of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals on the campus. The Ambassador will help identify SDG-related initiatives at Lethbridge College and opportunities to take additional action. The Ambassador should have a passion for sustainable development. There will be a special focus on sustainable agriculture. This position's duties will integrate with the college's existing AgENT program, which seeks to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship in students through experiential, extracurricular learning opportunities.
The Ambassador will gain many skills through this internship, including by not limited to: leadership, event planning, promotions, communication, collaboration, design thinking, research, data management, and reporting.
Duties and responsibilities
- Complete and document a scan of SDG-related initiatives at Lethbridge College
- Write a report, with support from the manager, to identify opportunities to advance SDG-related initiatives at Lethbridge College
- Engage with stakeholders across the campus to advance awareness of the SDGs and strengthen relationships
- Coordinate SDG awareness events (e.g., webinars, speaker series)
- Assist the AgENT program coordinator with running the Changemaker workshop in AgENT
- Assist with the creation of resources that will raise awareness and increase understanding of the SDGs
- Assist with the AgENT social media accounts, sharing information about the SDGs and related events
Knowledge and skills
- Interest in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible, adaptable, and collaborative with an innovative/entrepreneurial mindset
- Excellent communications skills both written and verbal, including a high comfort level with public speaking
- Ability to work independently
- Willingness to learn
- Must be able to work outside standard business hours and in virtual environments
- Eligible to work in Canada
Current post-secondary student at a Canadian college or institute.
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.