Community Sustainability Intern ID: 64848

Deadline Date: 2020/11/19

Location:  Any City

Northern Community Solutions (NCS) is a Social Enterprise that is focused on providing sustainable solutions to our clients and partners in Northern Remote Municipalities and First Nation Communities across Canada. Northern Community Solutions is proud to offer a full suite of services for the Northern Canadian market including innovations in food security, bio-energy, youth entrepreneurship, waste management, low-cost housing and power generation. 

Posting Date:
 Any City
 205 Cameron Street
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Business, Finance and Administration, Natural and Applied Sciences and Related, Sales and Service, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Renewable Energy
The Community Sustainability Intern will work with NCS partners and clients to develop and implement projects throughout Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba. It is expected that the intern will be able to work from home, provided good access to broadband, and unless located in the head office in Thunder Bay, will only be required to go to job sites for work. The Community Sustainability Intern will work with clients to develop sustainable projects in renewable energy, sustainable use of plastics, entrepreneurship and food security operations. The intern will be responsible to ensure that that client objectives and needs are met. Working directly with NCS's principals, the successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of Northern Community Solutions Projects and will attain strong experience in financial and business development, engineering and technology applications as well as cutting edge technology and systems, new to the Canadian market.
We expect that the successful candidate will not have training and experience in all key areas. Fundamentally, candidates must demonstrate experience in sustainable systems, technology and basic business skills.
- A degree or diploma in a STEM or business related field is preferred.
- Experience or desire to work in environmentally or sustainable activities is required.
- This employment opportunity will provide on-the-job and specialized training for the right candidate and additional opportunities at the end of the contract for full-time placement.
- *If you do not have a degree or diploma but can show a track record of work and knowledge you've gained outside of traditional post-secondary institutes, these skills and qualities will be examined.
- Feel free to send a video, report, picture etc. of something you've designed, built, tested or learned.
We are looking for the following traits in a new team member:
- Passion for learning new skills and increasing knowledge
- Entrepreneurial spirit and a demonstrated record of innovation and self motivation
- In depth knowledge of renewable energy including biomass and solar PV systems, general knowledge of construction processes, project coordination and basic business development
- A degree or diploma in engineering or an applicable trade
- A passion for energy efficiency and sustainability
- A positive attitude and and engaging team member
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with fundamental construction/ fabrication techniques
- Demonstrated knowledge of the basics of sustainable energy and sustainability in general
- Experience supporting First Nation communities
- Strong time management ability
- Project management or coordination experience is considered a plus.
We are not fixated on the type of degree you have, but rather the type of proven skills and proven ability that you can bring to the table. Candidates' educational excellence will be weighted lower than or equal to a candidate's proven track record of problem solving, regardless of the field or application. We are seeking a passionate team member who can think on their feet, can be pro-active rather than re-active in a group setting or independently. We are looking for professional problem solvers & we partner with clients that have technical, logistic, business, management and coordination challenges and we work to support them in solving those challenges while building their teams and ensuring that we are at the forefront of developing local capacity.
Travel is additional to base salary, hour / time flexibility can be accommodated due to mostly remote nature of work.
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Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
Andreas Zailo
Position Title:
Company Name:
Northern Community Solutions SE
205 Cameron Street
 Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
P7C 2H1
Web Address:

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