This full-time, two month internship will be based out of Ottawa. We are especially interested in applications from young Canadians of Northern indigenous descent.

Climate Action Network Canada along with the Arctic Athabaskan Council, Ecology North, Gwich'in Council International, and the Pembina Institute have been collaborating on northern climate change policy and the ongoing international climate change negotiations. The successful applicant will be supporting the overall efforts of this group. Specific projects that the intern will assist with include: helping to organize a young climate leaders summit in the Arctic, helping to create awareness of climate change impacts in the north, and helping to promote action to address climate impacts in the North and reduce greenhouse gas pollution.
Climate Action Network Canada is a coalition of more than 50 organizations from across the country working together to prevent catastrophic climate change and promote sustainable and equitable solutions. We are the only network in Canada that brings labour, development, faith-based and indigenous groups together with national and provincial environmental organizations in a united effort to fight global warming. The network is coordinated by a secretariat based in Ottawa.

For more information, please visit the Climate Action Network Canada website.


  • Candidates should be working towards university or college degrees/diplomas or be recent graduates
  • An interest in climate change
  • Communicates effectively verbally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public relations skills
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records, reports, correspondence
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong organization and time management skills

Job Duties:

  • Research and report writing
  • Assist with the organization and planning of a conference in Canada's north for young climate leaders for summer/fall 2009
  • Outreach to northern leaders and communities
  • Promote the work of the northern indigenous groups and environmental groups that make-up the coalition
  • Administrative support for the coalition's various projects


  • Fluent in additional languages
  • Experience working with indigenous leaders and/or youth
  • Knowledge of Canadian or international climate policy

  • Job classification: 5 days per week, for 10 weeks
  • Compensation: $2000/month
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Posting closes: 2 March 2009
To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email by 2 March 2009 to Montana Burgess.