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ClimateSense Internship - Creative PEI - School of Climate Change and Adaptation (Grant Funded)

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

$45,000 per annum, prorated to term (Grant Funded)


January 11, 2021 to December 31, 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 CreativePEI and their partner the River Clyde Pageant.

                                                      Location: Charlottetown – Prince Edward Island


  • Develop and deliver a series of community-engaged arts activities using different approaches tailored to specific population segments
  • Identifying segments in partnership with schools and community groups, developing activities in partnership with scientists and arts groups, delivering the activities in various locations across the province, and writing a best practices report for future reference
  • Develop and deliver new informal education programming to expand the students’ knowledge
  • Identify different segments of the population (e.g. ‘unconcerned and dismissive’ versus ‘most concerned and motivated’) and generate public outreach approaches accordingly
  • 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 should possess the following qualifications:

  • Graduate of a post-secondary institution within the last 5 years
  • Professional training in community-engaged arts practices, art therapy, environmental art, or more traditional arts training
  • Education in environmental science or Indigenous knowledge systems will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of climate change and adaptation techniques will be considered an asset
  • Experience organizing community-engaged arts projects
  • Experience of mobilizing scientific knowledge through the arts, and connecting with community partners
  • Prior tertiary level course work or climate related training will be considered an asset
  • Strong organizational and written skills
  • Experience with personal computers and a proficiency in the use of word processing & spreadsheets
  • The successful candidate must be able to work independently and take initiative where appropriate
  • Must have 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
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.