Internship opportunity: Sustainable Workplace Intern
Deadline: June 16, 2023
Internship format: In-person (hybrid work is an option)
Internship duration: up to three months.
Remuneration: This is a paid internship for up to 37.5 hours a week (part-time is also available).
The Commission for Environment Cooperation (CEC) is looking for a full-time or part-time intern to assist with the development and implementation of an office sustainability plan. This internship will provide a unique experience for personal growth in managing office sustainability plans, working with the Director of Administration and various environmental experts, from the CEC’s internal Evergreen Committee. The incumbent will also gain knowledge of CEC’s programming and trilateral work.
The successful candidate will have one or more of the following competencies:
- Be actively enrolled in an academic institution (e.g., at CEGEP or university).
- Must have the legal right to study/work in Canada; and have access to the Internet.
- Be a fast learner, organized, independent, self-motivated, and analytical.
- Have knowledge and if possible, experience on developing, managing, or advising on sustainability strategies or projects.
- Have an excellent command of the English language; knowledge of French or Spanish would be an asset.
- Good organizational, time-management and priority-setting skills.
- Adaptable and flexible, for working in a dynamic, international and multicultural environment.
- Research and analyze examples of sustainability plans developed by other organizations in order to inform the drafting of the CEC Sustainability Plan.
- Support the completion of the CEC Sustainability Plan and assessment by identifying and prioritizing potential actions.
- Consult CEC staff on elements of the draft CEC Sustainability Plan and incorporate feedback.
- Work with Executive Director and Administrative Director to determine resources required to implement actions.
- Lead coordination of implementing actions identified, which could include:
- training activities on priority topics (e.g., food waste, reduction of single-use plastics);
- draft CEC Sustainability guidelines/values to provide to external vendors and partners, in particular for travel policy and meetings;
- contribute to collecting key performance indicators; and
- draft a weekly “Did you know?” post for use internally, or on social media to share on sustainable practices with CEC staff.
Interested candidates should submit their CV/résumé, along with a brief cover letter explaining why they would be a good fit for this position to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls or email message inquiries will be accepted.
We appreciate your interest in the CEC and wish to inform you that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and that this offer does not include relocation expenses. All résumés/CVs will be kept on file for a six-month period and taken into consideration for any suitable vacancies during that time.
June 16, 2023 5:00pm
This is a paid internship for up to 37.5 hours a week (part-time is also available).
In-person (hybrid work is an option)
About the CEC
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations.
The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.
We appreciate your interest in the CEC and wish to inform you that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All résumés will be kept on file for a six-month period and taken into consideration for any suitable vacancies occurring during that time.