Internship

NSCC ImpAct SDG Intern

Nova Scotia Community College


  Posted: October 22, 2021

  Location: Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

  Internship Program: Impact

  Salary Range: $0 - $10,000

  Hours per Week: 35

  Start Date: November 29, 2021

  End Date: March 31, 2022

Job Description

NSCC’s ImpAct intern will work with stakeholders from across the College to build resources and enhance awareness and understanding of NSCC’s SDG activities and priorities, while also developing a plan to build sustainability practices into various sectors of College activities. The intern will work primarily with the NSCC Sustainability, International, and Entrepreneurship teams.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develop deep understanding of SDGs globally and how they are being acted upon locally in NS and within NSCC
2. Work with internal NSCC SDG committee to build resources and enhance awareness and understanding of NSCC’s SDG activities and priorities. This could include activities such as:
a. Training or workshops for staff / faculty / students
b. Working with curriculum to embed SDG language and principals into core curriculum across NSCC’s 5 schools
c. Developing an internal SDG communication strategy
d. Supporting the Enactus teams across the province in executing their SDG-focused initiatives
3. Develop a plan to incorporate sustainability practices and perspectives into the College’s international and entrepreneurship programs and activities
4. Initiate discussions with curriculum and faculty to investigate viability of incorporating SDG language and outcomes into core College programming

Knowledge and Skills

- Knowledge of and/or interest in the SDGs and broader UN 2030 Agenda

- Awareness of NSCC schools and programs

- Strong communication, planning, and organizational skills, including presentation and public speaking/engagement

- Ability to work in cross-functional teams and multidisciplinary approaches and perspectives

- Comfortable with technology, especially the Microsoft Office suite of products and remote collaboration/work

- Ability to bring knowledge of new technology in support of role and to share with broader team

- Previous study or work experience with SDGs, marketing and communications, and graphic design are desirable, but not required

Education Required

- Can be a current NSCC student or recent grad (within 3 years) - Candidates from our Schools of Business and Creative Industries or Technology and Environment are most likely to be well suited to this internship, but submissions are welcomed from all backgrounds

Certification Required

NA

  How to Apply

To apply, send your resume to sustainability@nscc.ca.

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