We're Hiring: Conservation and GIS Summer Student

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Start Date: May 9, 2019

End Date: August 21, 2019

Wage: $20/hour 

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Kimberley, BC

About Wildsight

Wildsight’s vision is to inspire a shared community desire to protect our natural world for future generations. We envision extensive and connected wild spaces for wildlife—from grizzly bears to woodpeckers to trout. We envision clean and clear water running from mountain watersheds to our lakes. We see thriving and sustainable communities made up of engaged and educated citizens.

Wildsight’s approach is unique. We not only work to shape and influence land-use decisions, but we guide practice and steward change on the ground. We work with industry, scientists and all levels of government, including First Nations. We partner with other local, provincial, national and international conservation organizations to achieve our goals.

At our heart, we are a grassroots organization, harnessing our power from the people whose lives affect and are affected by our work. We strive to inspire a conservation ethic in our children and in our communities so that the future leaders of tomorrow will be equipped to deal with the challenges of sustainability.

About the Position

Wildsight is seeking a motivated Conservation and GIS Summer Student to join our team for the summer of 2019. This position will focus strongly on mapping and data management. S/he will work closely with our conservation and communications teams to identify program needs and develop an effective way of displaying information through maps and other visual data display. Examples of this could include visually displaying overlapping land tenures, including recreation tenures, forestry tenures, mining and energy claims, with biodiversity values to identify hot spots. The Conservation Intern will support Wildsight’s work by engaging in the following three areas over the course of the summer: conservation, mapping and data management. 

This position is based in Kimberley, BC. 

Skills and requirements: 

  • Demonstrated skill with Arc GIS, QGIS or other mapping software
  • Experience using online platforms, such as a CRM database, project management tools would be an asset
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team 
  • An understanding of conservation issues in the Columbia Basin 
  • Must be a full-time and returning student
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada

Please submit your resume to robyn(at)wildsight.ca by May 6, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.