Local recruitment: Freshwater Stewardship Intern - Student, Internship, Co-Op / Etudiant, Stage Cooperative

Parks Canada

Battersea, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Organization Overview:


Industry Sector: Other / Autre

Organization Description:

Our program provides human resources (HR) and funding opportunities to small non-profit organizations (employers) to recruit youths across Canada in a paid 6-month sustainability internship.

Job Listing #15264

Freshwater Stewardship Intern • Student, Internship, Co-Op / Etudiant, Stage Cooperative

Date Posted: 22 Jun 2022

Application Deadline: 01 Aug 2022

Location: Frontenac County

Category: Other / Autre

Hours Per Week: 30

Pay Rate: Hourly Wage / RĂ©munĂ©ration Horaire $20/hr

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

Location: Battersea, ON

Time Commitment: 30 hours/week for a minimum of 13 weeks.

Start Date: July 2022

Apply Here: https://greenjobs.freshteam.com/jobs/SrlPCbcfrtPP/dog-cranberry-lakes-association-dcla-freshwater-stewardship-intern


Dog and Cranberry Lakes form part of the Rideau Canal World Heritage Site. The site is managed by Parks Canada which promotes sustainable use and development of the Canal and its environs in partnership with other government agencies, municipalities and environmental organizations. The Dog and Cranberry Lakes Association have the mandate to promote and foster the concept of sustainability among its members and other users of the lakes. This is accomplished through working in partnership with local municipalities, other environmental organizations and government agencies to engage the community in a variety of environmental projects. The Intern will focus on building our capacity to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across our organization, specifically into a long-range stewardship plan. The Intern will conduct surveys and develop a document that will help our association and our network integrate SDG actions.


The SDG Freshwater Stewardship Intern will focus on building our capacity to integrate the SDGs across our organization and our local resident networks within the Rideau Canal World Heritage Site. The intern will engage stakeholders and the local community in conversations about sustainable development and best practices to produce lake stewardship plans and sustainability policies for Dog and Cranberry Lake. These reports will help our association implement SDG actions.

Our Website: https://www.dogandcranberrylakes.ca/

Eco-Internships Website: https://www.ecointernships.ca/

Duties and responsibilities

1) Develop comprehensive lake stewardship plans, municipal provincial and federal planning and

sustainability policies and activities to promote the SDGs

2) Review existing lake stewardship plans, municipal provincial and federal planning and

sustainability policies and activities to understand how SDGs are developed and implemented

3) Produce a report which describes the current state of the social and natural environment and

activities on the two lakes and assess their condition in relation to generally accepted benchmarks of sustainability.

4) Organize and facilitate an educational information session for stakeholders to discuss how to

implement sustainable development practices for the lakes and to raise awareness of other current sustainability mandates followed by other environmental groups.

5) Engage with our community through a current water quality research project focusing on

sustainable strategies for nutrient management in our waterways in the face of climate change and increasing pressures on the environment due to development.

6) Undertake research and studies that will contribute to the SDGs and actions that will form the foundation for a comprehensive stewardship plan.

Knowledge and skills

– A considerable understating of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, management and governance of Ontario Watersheds, local impacts of climate change on our freshwater ecosystems and the related social, economic and security issues

– Strong written & verbal communication skills

– Strong organizational and time management skills

– Ability to be proactive, take initiative and perform tasks independently while working under

minimal supervision

– Experience preparing, presenting and facilitating meetings, workshops, presentations


  • Between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship.
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*.
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to work for at least six months.
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program.
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer).

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.




IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development