Reporting to Program Coordinator with Bridgewater Parks, Recreation and Culture. The 9-week intern will be mainly responsible for assisting with the delivery of environmental education and outdoor recreation based programming, and public outreach initiatives in connection to the use of active transportation and open spaces. The intern will also take the primary role with the walking and biking groups, acting as a guide. Each day will be unique, with a mixture of desk work, and hands on leadership and promotion opportunities. The successful candidate will be high school or post-secondary student who has an interest in environmental education and recreational program planning. They will also have an understanding of social and traditional media, as well as an outgoing personality and determination to help create a culture of outdoor activity and environmental awareness in the Town of Bridgewater.
The Clean Leadership wants to inspire, develop and nurture an interest in jobs that support a future-looking economy and a sustainable environment. By tapping into a student’s journey mid-way through school, our training and internship program offers new green options in career path decisions – while giving young minds the tools they need for future success.
The Clean Leadership builds connections between youth and local organizations to stimulate stewardship for the natural environment and support the emergence of young community leaders. This is accomplished by providing students with training and employment opportunities through paid work placements with community-based organizations. Our goal at Clean is to help build that foundation on which students can build their careers, and grow into the thoughtful, creative policy-makers and CEOs of tomorrow.
About the Community Partner:
Town of Bridgewater’s Parks, Recreations and Culture Department, supports the provision of physical and social environments that encourages participation in recreation and builds a strong, caring community. The department also supports active/healthy living and strives to: enhance opportunities to connect people with nature; be a steward for natural environments; increase inclusion and welcome people and families from diverse cultures. It also addresses issues of inequality; in addition to recognizing trends and the current demographic shift. It is the Department’s goal to ensure that all people living, working, and visiting Bridgewater are provided with access to quality open spaces, leisure services, programs and recreation facilities. The department is responsible for creating a vision for the Town’s parks, playgrounds, green space, leisure facilities, as well as providing recreational services, programs and special events.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Familiarize and evaluate current parks, open spaces and trails for physical activity, active transportation and environmental education.
• Assist in the development of Explore Bridgewater initiatives and website by adding content on routes for activity, transportation, outdoor learning opportunities and community garden projects.
• Assist in engaging the public at events.
• Assist in the promotion of parks, trails and open spaces through social media and videos as places for activity and learning.
• Work with the Bridgewater Community Gardening Network and Community Garden Coordinator on various community engagement programs ie. Annual Open House, Pollinator Garden and the Foodscape Project.
• Initiate and lead walking and cycling groups on pre-determined routes.
• Work with Sustainable Bridgewater and Active Transportation committees.
• Complete weekly updates and submit to the Program Coordinator.
• Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada;
• Must be between the ages of 15 and 30;
• Must be a full-time student and intending to return to school in fall 2018;
• Is not a member of immediate family of community partner;
• 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;
• Demonstrates interest in future employment in the environmental or ‘green’ sector is considered an asset;
• Experience working with the public.
• Must have a valid emergency first aid certification and WHIMIS
• Willing to complete a background and vulnerable sector check.
Applications for the Explore Bridgewater Intern position must be submitted through the CleanLeadership program website. Fill out the online application here. Please note, you will also need to upload your cover letter(s), resume, and letter of reference at the end of the application. Your application will not be considered until we have received all of your application materials.
The deadline to apply is midnight, March 25, 2018. We appreciate all interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Clean is committed to Employment Equity and our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels. We welcome applicants from Indigenous People, Visible Minority Groups, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations of positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on either your cover letter or resume.