• 15-week
  • Internship
  • Lunenburg
  • Lunenburg USD / Year

Town of Mahone Bay

This position has been extended. Applications will be received on a rolling basis. The position will close soon as a successful candidate is identified.

Job title: Natural Assets Intern

Reports to: Climate and Energy Program Manager

Job location: 493 Main Street, Mahone Bay, NS  

Wage: $17.00/ hour

Hours: 35 hours per week (15-week internship) 

Start Date: Expected May 15, 2023 

Employment Hiring 

Clean is committed to Employment Equity and our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels. The Clean Leadership Program welcomes applications from qualified self-identifying First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, Visible Minority Groups, Persons with Disabilities, Newcomers, and 2SLGBTQIA+ applicants. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on our registration form.

About the Clean Leadership Summer Internship Program 

The Clean Leadership Summer Internship program helps grow the clean economy by matching interns (age 15-30) with employers for 9- and 15-week summer work placements. Participating interns will receive paid hands-on experience, mentorship opportunities, take part in a professional development conference and training, while supporting local environmental projects.  

Program Requirements 

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, person who has been granted refugee status in Canada or legally entitled to work in Canada;  
  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years old (inclusive) at the start of internship; 
  • From and/or will be residing in Nova Scotia for the duration of the internship; 
  • Must not be an immediate family member of host employer; 

About the host employer 

The Town of Mahone Bay is a small coastal Town located on the South Shore of Nova Scotia with a population of approximately 1,100 people. The Town owns and operates its own Municipal electric utility. In March 2021, the Town approved an ambitious Greenhouse Gas Reduction Action Plan. Environmental Leadership is one of three pillars of the Town Council’s 2021-25 Strategic Plan. This will ensure that climate change mitigation and adaptation remain a priority for the Town.

Summary of position  

The host employer for this Summer Internship position through the Clean Leadership program will be the Town of Mahone Bay. The intern will report to the Climate and Energy Program Manager and the Town CAO. In this position, the intern will be responsible for collecting GPS data on natural assets (parks, watercourses) within town limits, refining existing data, and engaging with the community through consultations. New data will be entered into the existing online natural assets map using ArcGIS. The intern will also hold at least one information session on how residents can submit their suggestions regarding the map and view the existing map on the Mahone Bay website. The successful candidate needs to have a positive attitude, a willingness to learn and strong communication skills. 

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Work with the Climate and Energy Program Manager to come up with a data collection plan. 
  • Collect, analyze and report data relevant to the project.  
  • Keep well organized data and records.
  • Help residents add trees to the natural assets map.
  • Communicate environmental issues in understandable and engaging ways in one-onone or group settings. 
  • Effectively represent the Town by displaying professionalism and customer service skills. 
  • Support communications including online communications channels and social media. 
  • Perform related duties as required.  


  • Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment; 
  • Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback; 
  • Demonstrated interest in future employment in the environmental or clean sector is considered an asset; 
  • Applicant will ideally possess or be working towards a technical degree or diploma in GIS/GPS or have previous experience working with GIS/GPS equipment. 
  • Experience in data collection, visualization, and organization.  
  • Experience with Esri GIS software is considered an asset.  
  • Experience with Trimble or other GPS devices is considered an asset.  
  • Quality-consciousness and exceptional attention to detail.   
  • Licensed driver with a willingness to travel as needed.
  • Ability to walk/stand for up to five hours at a time in unpredictable weather conditions with reasonable accommodation.
  • Candidates with a strong knowledge of Mahone Bay’s neighborhoods will be considered favorably.

Working Conditions
The successful candidate will work out of the Town of Mahone Bay Town Hall office located at 493 Main Street, Mahone Bay. 

Physical Requirements
The successful candidate will be required to travel throughout the community for data collection and may be required to stand/walk for up to five hours at a time in unpredictable weather conditions with reasonable accommodation.  

This position has been extended. Applications will be received on a rolling basis. The position will close soon as a successful candidate is identified.

To apply for this job please visit cleanfoundation.ca.

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