ClimateSense Internship - PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Change - School of Climate Change and Adaptation (Grant Funded)

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School of Climate Change and Adaptation
ClimateSense Internship - PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Change
Full-Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$22,500 for Term (Grant Funded)


June 21, 2021 to December 17, 2021 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The ClimateSense Professional Internship Program is designed to build climate change adaptation capacity in recent post-secondary graduates as well as host organizations within the public and private sectors. Interns will complete an internship placement with a provincial government department, non-governmental organization, business, industry association, or other external organization. Interns will work with mentors within the host organization to complete a sector-specific adaptation project and will also take part in the ClimateSense Training and Professional Development Program.

This internship involves placement with the PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action (Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division).


  • Provide technical support to the Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action in the development of coastal flood hazard maps and analysis
  • Create flood hazard maps at varying scale for government and external stakeholder use
  • Conduct flood hazard analysis to identify at-risk coastal infrastructure, properties, and structures
  • Conduct geospatial analysis on coastal development and coastal alteration trends to support department policy development
  • Liaise with government users (federal, provincial, municipal), non-government organizations, academia, and private sector stakeholders as required
  • Participate in the ClimateSense Training and Professional Development Program, as well as other training opportunities provided by the mentoring organization
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation activities throughout the duration of the internship


Successful applicants will possess the following qualifications:

  • Graduate of a post-secondary institution within the last 5 years
  • University degree or college diploma in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geomatics, or equivalent qualification
  • Education and/or experience using ESRI products and software; will be considered an asset
  • Education and/or experience in environmental science will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of coastal processes will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of climate change and adaptation techniques will be considered an asset
  • Post-secondary course work or climate related training will be considered an asset
  • Strong organizational and written skills
  • Experience with various software programs such as Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative where appropriate
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak persuasively and to write quickly, effectively, and concisely
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills and the ability to effectively lead or participate on teams in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Must be adaptable and flexible within a variety of situations
  • Successful applicant must have their own transportation and valid driver’s license
  • Required to provide proof of an acceptable criminal records check
Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.