ClimateSense Internship - PEI Watershed Alliance - School of Climate Change and Adaptation

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
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School of Climate Change and Adaptation
ClimateSense Internship - PEI Watershed Alliance
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$22,500 for Term (Grant Funded)


As soon as possible 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 Watershed Alliance.


  • Work with watershed groups and PEI Watershed Alliance members to address knowledge and communication gaps around climate change and adaptation including developing and delivering presentations (or other communications) to the watershed community
  • Identify and address ways that watershed groups can be more inclusive in their communications and programming to engage more BIPOC populations and other under-represented stakeholders
  • Research and compile resources on habitat resiliency techniques and other adaptation techniques to be shared with watershed groups with the potential to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for these climate change monitoring and adaptation techniques
  • Develop climate change education materials that groups can use in community and school presentations
  • Develop resources (e.g., video, print, etc.) that groups can share on their social media platforms, websites and newsletters relating to climate change adaptation
  • Participate in the ClimateSense Training and Professional Development Program, 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
  • Experience or qualifications in journalism, communication and/or graphic design will be considered an asset
  • Experience creating and editing content for the web, social media and traditional marketing will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of graphic design principles and concepts and demonstrated ability in using industry- standard imaging, design and layout software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge etc. will be considered an asset
  • Education and/or experience in environmental science will be considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in watershed management will be considered an asset
  • Willingness to conduct field research
  • Education in Indigenous knowledge systems 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
  • Must have reliable internet access and ability to telework
  • 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.

Previous applicants from Competition #68E21 need not apply.

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.