Zero Waste Internship

Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine Published: September 30, 2019
Terrace, British Columbia
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The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is seeking an individual to fill a six-month internship within the Works and Services Department, with a preferred start-date of November 12th, 2019. The successful candidate will receive experience in local government operations and in fulfilling the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy’s (MOECCS) authorization requirements for waste management and municipal utilities. Tasks will be related to Solid Waste Services and Environmental Monitoring.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assist in public outreach events on recycling and waste management education.
  • Develop and update educational materials on recycling, waste reduction, and composting.
  • Under the direction of the Environmental Services Coordinator, conduct audits at Regional District waste management facilities and report findings.
  • Assist in management of Stewardship-related recyclables at Regional District facilities.
  • Assist in site visits to commercial stakeholders and maintain engagement records.
  • Enter waste generation and diversion data into spreadsheets and conduct basic statistical analysis on diversion efforts.
  • Under the direction of the Environmental Services Technician, conduct environmental monitoring and landfill inspections to fulfill MOECCS authorization requirements.

Knowledge and skills

  • Able to perform basic statistical analysis and work in Excel spreadsheet data sets.
  • Comfortable engaging with the public and local businesses.
  • Knowledgeable in British Columbia Recycling Regulations and Extended Producer Responsibility.
  • Able to write clear field notes and translate to concise status reports on tasks completed.
  • Be comfortable working in active construction areas.
  • Able to carry a 30 lb. pack and hike on uneven terrain.

Education required

Completion of a post-secondary degree, diploma, or certificate is required, ideally in environmental-related studies. To qualify for the Career Launch Internship program, applicants must be under 30 years of age. This position is subject to obtaining grant funding from Career Launcher Internships.

Eligibility criteria

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
  • Not receiving employment insurance during their internship
  • 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.

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