Want to work with BC’s youth this summer?

The BCWF is looking for a summer student to fill our full-time Go Wild! Youth for Conservation Leadership Intern position.

About the BC Wildlife Federation

The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) is BC’s largest and most respected conservation organization. As a province-wide non-profit association with over 50,000 members and more than 100 Member Clubs, our organization proudly represents the interests of all British Columbians whose aims are to conserve and protect BC’s fish, wildlife and habitats.

Job Responsibilities

The Youth Leadership Intern, under the supervision of the BCWF Youth Coordinator and the Director of Operations, will assist and be involved in all aspects of the planning, budgeting, delivery, participation and reporting of two youth leadership workshops. The workshops will bring together exceptional BC youth with conservation goals to build upon their skill-sets and prepare them to inspire action in their local communities. Specific duties include:

  • Assist in developing the planning of 2 four day youth oriented workshops and day camps, including components, timeline schedule and budgeting and outcome measurement;
  • Must be available to travel to camps outside of the Lower Mainland area: camp dates are July 18 – 21 in Barriere BC (there will be a day of travel on either end of the camp dates) and August 16 – 19 in Mission BC;
  • Ideally, the candidate will also be able to assist at the Wild Kidz Camps in: Barriere from July 10-16 (Camp days are July 11-15) and Smithers from August 6-14 (Camp days are August 8-12);
  • Administrative duties including program communications, correspondence and maintaining program files;
  • Answer public inquiries regarding the programs;
  • Facilitate planning, registration and delivery of the workshops;
  • Preparation of reports; and
  • Other duties related to the youth programs or other BCWF programs as required.

Educational Requirements

The successful candidate will be a high school graduate who is currently pursuing post-secondary studies in education, teen development, psychology or environmental studies.

Experience gained in this position is valuable to future work in related leadership, environmental education and youth mentorship positions.


  1. Student 15-30 years of age currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program with the intention of returning in September 2016;
  2. Strong personal alignment to the goals and missions of the BCWF;
  3. Self-starter, who thrives within a dynamic, multi-faceted charitable, non-profit environment;
  4. Experience researching and writing reports, and managing budgets;
  5. Knowledge and/or experience in outdoor education, recreation, youth leadership programming and ecology is an asset;
  6. Proven ability to work successfully with diverse teams comprised of staff and volunteers;
  7. Extremely well organized, analytical, flexible and detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines;
  8. Creative problem solving skills;
  9. Can work both independently and within a team;
  10. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and Outlook;
  11. Capable of lifting objects of up to 40 lbs;
  12. Able to keep strict confidentiality and sign an oath of confidentiality;
  13. Have a valid BC driver’s license, regular access to a vehicle and willing to travel throughout the province, as applicable;
  14. Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  15. Eligible to work in BC.

Position Terms:

This full-time, temporary position is based at the BCWF office in Surrey, conveniently located close to Hwy 1 and the Golden Ears Bridge. The position will require some travel throughout the province as noted above.


$15.00 – $18.00/hour (depending on experience) for up to 12 weeks (position concludes August 31st, 2016).  Resumes will be accepted up until Thursday May 26, 2016. The chosen applicant must be willing to work a 40-hour work week right through to the end of the contract, and be flexible to include some evenings and weekends.

How to Apply

Please forward your cover letter and resume to projects@bcwf.bc.ca  and quote Youth Leadership Intern.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until May 26, 2016.

Please send applications via email in PDF format only. No phone calls please.

Thank you for your interest in this position. Please note that only those candidates considered for interviews will be contacted.

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