Job Posting 68665

Intern - Youth Programming
Ottawa Riverkeeper
Ottawa area, Ottawa
closes in 4 days (Mon, 1 Mar)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $19/hr


  • 37.5 hours/week for 4 months
  • Salary: $19/hour
  • Start date: May 17th, 2021
  • End date: September 3rd, 2021
  • Occasional evenings and weekends
  • Must be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs funding


Looking to make a meaningful impact in your community? Are you inspired by working with youth? Do you believe that real-world experience could help mobilize this generation of young people to become water leaders in their own communities?

Ottawa Riverkeeper is seeking a creative, personable, and self-starting Youth Programming Intern to join our dynamic team and work directly on Youth and Education Programs. Reporting to the Director, River School and Youth Leadership, the Youth Programming Intern will be responsible for the planning, coordinating, and executing of the Youth Water Leaders Program, which develops cohorts of youth aged 17-25 into young leaders in water stewardship.

In particular, the Youth Programming Intern will lead a cohort of youth through water stewardship activities that will build their knowledge, skills, and networks. Our new colleague will be an excellent communicator - able to engage and mobilize youth in the program to raise awareness and take action on important issues within the Ottawa River watershed. Through online engagement of the Youth Water Leaders Program, they will spark curiosity and discovery within the community about how people can protect our waterways.

Application deadline is March 1 at 11:59 p.m. Please note, we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis as they are received.


  • Recruit and retain youth in the Youth Water Leaders Program
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute program events and activities
  • Create engaging online presentation and workshops for Youth Water Leaders
  • Build and maintain relationships with key partners including community groups/organizations, schools, and Indigenous peoples and communities
  • Work with colleagues in our Communications team to produce engaging content for our newsletter, website, and social media platforms


  • Enrolled in or completed a post-secondary degree or have equivalent work experience, in a related field such as Education, Environmental Science, Child and Youth Studies
  • Proven experience working with youth in a leadership capacity. In particular, within the age range of 17-25 would be an asset
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks, follow timelines, and meet deadlines. A proven track-record of effective project management is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate to young people and maintain connections with key community partners
  • Very strong communication skills (oral and written), including the ability to deliver presentations and workshops
  • Knowledge of Google Suites, and ability to use web conferencing services such as Zoom
  • Creativity, imagination, and the ability to take initiative and bring fresh ideas to the Youth and Education Programs team
  • Bilingualism (French and English) will be considered an asset


Ottawa Riverkeeper is a champion and collective voice for the Ottawa River Watershed, providing leadership and inspiration to protect, promote, and improve its ecological health and future. As a dynamic, growing, and well-respected environmental organization, Ottawa Riverkeeper works to protect your rights to swim, drink and fish the Ottawa River and its tributaries. We work collaboratively using science to guide our actions. Ottawa Riverkeeper is a licensed member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international coalition of grassroots water protection organizations headed by renowned environmentalist Gloria Reuben. There are over 300 Waterkeeper organizations working around the world to defend their local river, lake or bay. ­

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