Conservation Intern
Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Winnipeg, MB
Career Opportunity
Conservation Intern

February 12, 2019

Ref: 2019-05-NIE

About Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Creating the future vision for one of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada’s most prized treasures, Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) located at 55 Pavilion Crescent, Winnipeg is the not-for-profit organization that oversees Assiniboine Park’s operations and ensures its ongoing redevelopment and financial viability. Our team is inspired to create and deliver extraordinary experiences for the people who visit and use the Park and Zoo including building friendly, supportive, effective relationships with stakeholders, community and the general public.

Term position, April to September

Full-time (37.5hrs/week)

8:00AM to 4:00PM

Occasional overtime, evenings, weekend and field work may be required.

The Opportunity

We have an opening for a Conservation Intern who will report to the Director, Conservation. The Conservation Intern is responsible for implementing the research and conservation goals of APZ and maintaining the high quality standards of scientific research. The Conservation Intern will work individually and within a team to conduct research, communicate progress and results, manage volunteers and students. This will involve contributing to the development and implementation of internal research and conservation projects, maintaining high standards of data collection while conducting research, and communicating results and conservation messages.

Responsibilities include: research, data collection in the zoo and in the field, communication of research and conservation progress and results, implementation of conservation programs where directed, and related duties as required. The incumbent will take on a larger role in our prairie butterfly conservation program and research projects. The incumbent will be required to work with other zoological departments. The incumbent will adhere to all health and safety regulations, legislation, and policies.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please APPLY at with your resume and cover letter stating the educational institution in which you are currently enrolled by March 1, 2019.
Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a M.Sc. in biological science, wildlife management, conservation, or a related field. A minimum two years’ experience participating in wildlife research projects or related field. Proven experience in field research processes and procedures is essential. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Other qualifications include: knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office, statistics and mapping software, a demonstrated ability to collect and maintain data sets, capacity to prepare research proposals, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, and visitors.

A valid Manitoba Driver’s License is required and the ability to obtain a Firearms Possession and Acquisition License is an asset. The candidate should have excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills to build and maintain positive working relationships with diverse groups. The candidate should also have the ability to work under pressure and deal with confidential and sensitive matters including the ability to exercise sound judgment and tact in solving work problems.