We’re looking for a new Wetlands Education Program Intern!

Did you know that wetlands sustain life more than any other ecosystem? Only 5.6% of British Columbia’s land mass holds these natural oases and they are under constant threat. Join us in our effort to help conserve and steward BC wetlands!

The BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program is looking for a new Wetlands Education Program Intern.  The Wetlands Education Program (WEP) was created in 1996 to deliver quality wetland education that builds the capacity of individuals and groups to assess their wetland assets, and, using this new knowledge, increase community health. This competitive internship opportunity provides hands-on experience for individuals who are interested in a career in environmental education and/or conservation. As a WEP intern, you will have the unique opportunity to get involved in rewarding conservation and stewardship workshops throughout BC!


Job Description

The Wetlands Intern will work closely with the Wetlands Education Coordinator and will be involved in all aspects of planning, delivery and budgeting of the programs. This includes traveling to various communities in BC to deliver programs. Experience gained in this position is valuable to future work in environmental education and coordinating positions.


Tasks include:

• All aspects of project delivery and planning (e.g., budgeting, delivery of projects, report writing, grant writing, preparation of materials, etc.).

• Administrative duties including maintaining program files and correspondence, participating in preparation of reports.

• Providing wetland awareness and education to the public, youth, and communities.

• Other duties related to the Wetlands Program or BC Wildlife Federation’s other programs as required.


Major projects (attendance for the full duration of every event is required)

Wetlands Institute – West Kootenays – August 18-24

Wetland School Yard Construction – Sept or Oct (Date TBD)

Wetland Outreach – Clearwater – Sept 18-20

Map our Marshes – Kamloops (Sept 21), Kelowna, Duncan (Dates TBD)

Support with Lower Mainland Working Group Workshop (Date TBD – October or November)

And many other exciting workshops! (Please visit our website here for details on each event)


Additional assets:

• Good knowledge of water policy regarding conservation, protection laws, and regulations.

• Strong and professional written, verbal and leadership skills

Experience researching and writing reports and managing budgets

• Interest in volunteer coordination

• Available to work some weekends and occasionally out-of-town

• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook

• Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines; ability to work on many projects at one time

• Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle

• Interest in working outdoors

Ability to work well in a team setting


Start date: August 15

End date: December 13

Office location: 101-9706 188th St., Surrey, BC, V4N 3M2


Deadline for applications: Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Compensation: $14.75/hour @ 40 hours/week.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to: wetlands@bcwf.bc.ca


For more information, please contact:

Neil W. Fletcher, M.R.M.

Wetlands Education Program Coordinator, BC Wildlife Federation

101-9706 188th St., Surrey, BC, V4N 3M2

T: 604.882.9988 ext 232 | (Toll Free in BC: 1.888.881.2293 ext 232)

M: 604.970.9707 | F: 604.882.9933

wetlands@bcwf.bc.ca | www.bcwf.bc.ca | www.bcwfbogblog.com


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