Local recruitment: Intern (Water Research & Monitoring)

Government of the Northwest Territories

Yellowknife, NT, Canada 🇨🇦

Limited Competition

Intern placements are available to Northern graduates.  A northern graduate is an individual who has graduated with a diploma or degree from a designated post-secondary institution within a 24 month period prior to applying to the Internship Program or will complete all academic requirements for his/her program within 6 months of applying to the Internship Program. Applications to any intern job posting will only be accepted if you are registered to the Internship Program. For more information on the updated Internship Program including eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit https://www.gov.nt.ca/careers/en/how-apply 

Department Information

Environment and Natural Resources actively collaborates to protect, manage and restore ecosystem health, promote environmental stewardship and support the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of ecosystems, which include the people of the Northwest Territories.

Job Information

Working collaboratively with multiple agencies, the Water Management and Monitoring Division bears the primary Government of the Northwest Territories roles and responsibilities related to water management and water stewardship. It ensures the water stewardship and management objectives of Environment and Natural Resources are met in an integrated and timely manner. The Division maintains continuous liaison with all public and private sector organizations with responsibilities for sound water stewardship in the Northwest Territories (NT). All division initiatives have NT or national implications and therefore require timely and effective analyses, decisions, and actions to ensure the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) political and legal obligations and partnership commitments are fulfilled and public interests are advanced.

Water Stewardship functions involve the ongoing implementation of the NT Water Stewardship Strategy in collaboration with other water partners. Water Resource Division focus areas currently include Transboundary Water Agreement negotiations and Ecosystem Research and Monitoring, and coordination of Water Stewardship Strategy implementation.

The Intern, Water Research and Monitoring is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Aquatic Quality Scientist. The position supports and assists with the development, coordination and delivery of key watershed research and program initiatives in the areas of freshwater aquatic sciences, source water protection, natural resource management, traditional and local knowledge, strategic partnerships, and engagement and communication. Key to this position will be assisting with research and monitoring to support ongoing and new initiatives and supporting planning of community meetings and workshops. The incumbent may also participate in academia-based research partnership initiatives that address aquatic management priorities and aspects of water stewardship.

Typically, the qualifications for the position would be attained by a degree in Environmental Science or Studies, Geography or Natural Resource Management.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.