Job Posting 84875

Environmental Curriculum Intern
Outward Bound Canada
Work From Home - Southern Alberta, Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & ...
closes in 3 days (Tue, 28 Jun)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $17.50/hour

Environmental Curriculum Intern (Summer Intern-Paid)


Outward Bound Canada is committed to inclusion and strives to have broad representation that reflects the diversity of Canada. We encourage applications from candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour or People of the Global Majority, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and all other equity-deserving groups. 


Outward Bound Canada (OBC) is a charity that equips youth for the future through adventures in nature. These experiences develop resilience, social and emotional intelligence, and environmental leadership to prepare youth with skills to contribute to a better, more compassionate, and resilient society. Read about the impact of our work and our statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion



The Environmental Curriculum Intern will support the Principal, Curriculum, and Education Manager to develop a new curriculum with a particular focus on ecological literacy, nature immersion, and environmental service. The intern will also assist in the development of digital platforms to assist course content delivery, including the translation of curriculum to eReader platforms, and exploring the delivery of virtual programming and mentorship post-course.



Location: Remote (preferably close to one of our operating areas: Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Canmore, Toronto, Minden)

Starting Rate: $17.50/hour

Term: 8 Weeks Contract Term (35 hours per week)

Benefits: Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) and Employee Assistance Plan

Supervisor: Principal, Curriculum, and Education Manager

Application Deadline: 2 weeks from the posting date (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

Anticipated Start Date: July 2022



  • Translate curriculum and policy documents into ePublications for use on eReaders to be used in the field.
  • Research program areas for relevant and impactful curriculum connections to the natural world and environmental issues.
  • ·Liaise with local (to our programming areas) indigenous communities to share resources and knowledge, and build relationships.
  • Liaise with various team members, networks, and organizations as needed for specific curriculum needs.
  • Create new curriculum connections (experiential lesson plans/collecting resources to allow instructors easy access to relevant information) through lesson plans, activity descriptions, and reports.
  • Assist in developing/maintaining/updating curriculum handbooks and manuals.
  • Update and edit current activity descriptions and lesson plans for easy and accessible field use.
  • Review courses and course material to ensure the corresponding curriculum design is effective.
  • Attend regular department meetings and training sessions.




OBC recognizes relevant skills and knowledge can be gained through volunteer and life experiences as well as professional and educational backgrounds. Please outline in a brief cover letter how you have gained the following experiences, and how you would apply them to this role:



  • One of the goals of this position is to diversify and strengthen Outward Bound Canada. As such, the position is only available to individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour.
  • This position is in collaboration with the Canada Summer Jobs program, see eligibility criteria below.
  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector check
  • University degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience in a research field.
  • Strong interest in environmental issues, nature-based learning, and health improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors and/or risk management in the outdoors.
  • Strong research and analytical skills with a desire to learn and advance.
  • Proficient with web and literature searches, synthesizing data, and analysis.
  • Competent with all Microsoft Office applications, in particular Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong understanding of topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Good understanding of and interest in the outdoor industry.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills - Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Genuine interest in improving the lives of young people through OBC’s programs.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to work independently to effectively manage time.



The position is in collaboration with the Canada Summer Jobs program and has eligibility criteria including:


  •   Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment.
  •   A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee protection act.
  •   Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations


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