Summer Job Opportunity: Conservation Science Intern, Y2Y

Conservation Science Intern
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Canmore (depending on COVID-19 situation)
Start/end dates: minimum of 8 weeks (between June 15 and August 28)
Hourly wage: $20/hour, 37.5-hour week


The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is a joint Canada-U.S. not-for-profit organization with a mission to connect and protect wildlife habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive. We are the only organization dedicated to securing the long-term ecological health of this entire region. We take a scientific and collaborative approach to conservation, and highlight and focus on local issues that affect the region. We have worked with more than 450 partners, including scientists, conservation groups, landowners, businesses, government agencies as well as First Nations and Native American communities to stitch together this landscape. More information.


Y2Y seeks a Conservation Science Intern to support research on recreation ecology in Alberta and British Columbia. We seek a young professional interested in combining skills and passion for spatial data science, recreation, and the environment. The Conservation Science Intern will be co-supervised by Dr. Karine Pigeon and Dr. Aerin Jacob. The intern will be invited to participate in Y2Y staff meetings to learn about the practices and processes of working in an international not-for-profit organization.

The position is suited to a well-organized undergraduate or graduate student with interest in geospatial analyses (GIS, data processing, and mapping, data management), research skills, and experience in a field related to natural resource management, conservation science, or geospatial studies that inform wildlife and land-use management. The intern will be encouraged to work independently on geospatial and literature reference management databases. More broadly, the context for this work is to learn about where human outdoor recreation occurs in the Yellowstone to Yukon region and how to better measure it. This position has the potential to inform land management and planning and help to motivate actions that support protecting and conserving the environment while promoting high-quality outdoor recreation experiences.

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