IISD Internships

IISD runs international internship programs for young Canadian professionals seeking to gain experience in sustainable and international development. Learn more!

Key Message

Our vision: Better living for all—sustainably

Our mission: To champion innovation, enabling societies to live sustainably

Contact us

  • IISD's head office
    161 Portage Avenue East, 6th Floor
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    R3B 0Y4

    · Phone: +1 204 958-7700
    · Fax: +1 204 958-7710
    · E-mail
    · www.iisd.org

  • Geneva office
    International Environment House 2
    9 chemin de Balexert
    1219 Châtelaine
    Geneva Switzerland

    · Phone +41 22 917-8683
    · Fax +41 22 917-8054

  • Ottawa office
    75 Albert Street, Suite 903
    Ottawa, Ontario Canada
    K1P 5E7

    · Phone: +1 613 238-2296
    · Fax: +1 613 238-8515

  • IISD Reporting Services
    300 East 56th Street #11D
    New York, NY 10022 USA

    · Phone: +1 646 536-7556
    · Fax: +1 646 219-0955
    · www.iisd.ca


Employment



User Services Coordinator (4-8 month term)

IISD-Experimental Lakes Area, near Kenora, Ontario, Canada

General

IISD-ELA was formed to create new ways of bridging applied science with on-the-ground sustainability policy solutions. ELA's rich history of freshwater aquatic science leading to policy solutions for a wide range of issues, combined with IISD's experience of policy tools and mechanisms for advancing sustainable development, will enable fully-integrated freshwater research. Scientific research and expertise from ELA can be applied more directly into policy solutions and measurable benefits to societies by linking with IISD's policy research expertise.

Specific

Work will be based at the IISD- Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), a remote field research station near Kenora, Ontario. Reporting to the ELA Operations Manager, and in collaboration with the ELA Field Station Manager, the student will coordinate and provide the services in support of research personnel and other ELA facility users from May till mid-November.

Responsibilities include:

Qualifications

The User Services Coordinator must possess the following qualifications:

Work Conditions

Room and board while at ELA are provided. Shuttle vans are available to transport people to/from the camp each week (to Winnipeg or Kenora). The rate of pay is based on 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. However, due to the nature of field work, some work days will be longer, and work on evenings and weekends can be common. Time accrued over and above a typical work week will be given as compensatory time off.

Application procedure

Please send a CV and covering letter to Human Resources, info@iisd-ela.org quoting "User Services Coordinator" in the subject line. Electronic applications are preferred; there is no need to provide hard copies.

Application deadline: April 21, 2014

Start date: May 5, 2014

IISD is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.



Research Assistant, Fisheries (4-8 month term)

IISD-Experimental Lakes Area, near Kenora, Ontario, Canada

General

IISD-ELA was formed to create new ways of bridging applied science with on-the-ground sustainability policy solutions. ELA's rich history of freshwater aquatic science leading to policy solutions for a wide range of issues, combined with IISD's experience of policy tools and mechanisms for advancing sustainable development, will enable fully-integrated freshwater research. Scientific research and expertise from ELA can be applied more directly into policy solutions and measurable benefits to societies by linking with IISD's policy research expertise.

Specific

The Research Assistant will be involved in data collection for whole-ecosystem experiments and a long-term ecological monitoring program. The fish crew monitors populations of small- and large-bodied fish species in numerous research lakes at ELA. Under the direction of the Fisheries Scientist, the incumbent will participate in field activities related to fish mark-recapture, index netting, and other various tasks. The Research Assistant will work with other technical staff at the ELA to ensure research and facility operations are conducted and completed on a daily basis. The incumbent may also assist with data analysis and data entry.

In particular, the responsibilities of the Fisheries Research Assistant will include:

Qualifications

The Research Assistant must possess the following qualifications

Work Conditions

Room and board while at ELA are provided. Shuttle vans are available to transport people to/from the camp each week (to Winnipeg or Kenora). The rate of pay is based on 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. However, due to the nature of field work, some work days will be longer, and work on evenings and weekends can be common. Time accrued over and above a typical work week will be given as compensatory time off.

Application deadline: April 21, 2014

Start date: May 5, 2014

Application procedure

Please send a CV and covering letter to Human Resources, info@iisd-ela.org quoting "Research Assistant (Fisheries)" in the subject line. Electronic applications are preferred; there is no need to provide hard copies.

IISD is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.



Research Assistant, Chemistry (4-8 month term)

IISD-Experimental Lakes Area, near Kenora, Ontario, Canada

General

IISD-ELA was formed to create new ways of bridging applied science with on-the-ground sustainability policy solutions. ELA's rich history of freshwater aquatic science leading to policy solutions for a wide range of issues, combined with IISD's experience of policy tools and mechanisms for advancing sustainable development, will enable fully-integrated freshwater research. Scientific research and expertise from ELA can be applied more directly into policy solutions and measurable benefits to societies by linking with IISD's policy research expertise.

Specific

The Aquatic Chemistry Program provides chemical data on surface water samples, precipitation, sediments and plant and animal tissues to various research programs. Under the direction of the ELA Chemist, the Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the collection and analysis of chemical constituents in water samples from ELA. The Research Assistant will work with other technical staff at the ELA to ensure research and facility operations are conducted and completed on a daily basis. The incumbent may also assist with data entry and analysis.

In particular, the Research Assistant will be responsible for:

Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

The Research Assistant must possess the following qualifications:

Work Conditions

Room and board while at ELA are provided. Shuttle vans are available to transport people to/from the camp each week (to Winnipeg or Kenora). The rate of pay is based on 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. However, due to the nature of field work, some work days will be longer, and work on evenings and weekends can be common. Time accrued over and above a typical work week will be given as compensatory time off.

Application procedure

Please send a CV and covering letter to Human Resources, info@iisd-ela.org quoting "Research Assistant (Chemistry)" in the subject line. Electronic applications are preferred; there is no need to provide hard copies.

Application deadline: April 21, 2014

Start date: May 5, 2014

IISD is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.



Fisheries Research Biologist

IISD-Experimental Lakes Area, near Kenora, Ontario, Canada

General

IISD-ELA was formed to create new ways of bridging applied science with on-the-ground sustainability policy solutions. ELA's rich history of freshwater aquatic science leading to policy solutions for a wide range of issues, combined with IISD's experience of policy tools and mechanisms for advancing sustainable development, will enable fully-integrated freshwater research. Scientific research and expertise from ELA can be applied more directly into policy solutions and measurable benefits to societies by linking with IISD's policy research expertise.

Specific

Under the direction of the Fisheries Scientist, the incumbent will organize and conduct field activities related to fish mark-recapture, index netting, and other various tasks. The Biologist will work with other technical staff at the ELA to ensure research and facility operations are conducted and completed on a daily basis. The incumbent may also assist with data analysis and the preparation and publication of results.

In particular, the Fisheries Research Biologist will:

Qualifications

The Research Biologist must possess the following qualifications:

Work Conditions

Room and board while at ELA are provided. Shuttle vans are available to transport people to/from the camp each week (to Winnipeg or Kenora). The rate of pay is based on 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. However, due to the nature of field work, some work days will be longer, and work on evenings and weekends can be common. Time accrued over and above a typical work week will be given as compensatory time off.

Application deadline: April 21, 2014

Starting Date: This is an 8 month position starting April 28, 2014.

Application procedure

Please send a CV and covering letter to Human Resources, info@iisd-ela.org quoting "Fisheries Research Biologist" in the subject line. Electronic applications are preferred; there is no need to provide hard copies.

IISD is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.



Analytical Chemist

IISD-Experimental Lakes Area, near Kenora, Ontario, Canada

General

IISD-ELA was formed to create new ways of bridging applied science with on-the-ground sustainability policy solutions. ELA's rich history of freshwater aquatic science leading to policy solutions for a wide range of issues, combined with IISD's experience of policy tools and mechanisms for advancing sustainable development, will enable fully-integrated freshwater research. Scientific research and expertise from ELA can be applied more directly into policy solutions and measurable benefits to societies by linking with IISD's policy research expertise.

Specific

The Aquatic Chemistry Program at the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario provides chemical data on surface water samples, precipitation, sediments and plant and animal tissues to various research programs. The Research Chemist will provide technical support in the preservation, archiving and analysis of biological, chemical or physical samples and manage data and information through the application of standard research and laboratory protocols in a modern analytical laboratory located at the ELA. The incumbent will be operating, calibrating and maintaining various laboratory colorimetric, spectrophotometric and segmented flow instruments and methods following prescribed Standard Operating Procedures, to meet specific monitoring and research program requirements at the ELA. The Research Chemist will also coordinate with external laboratories for the analysis of constituents not undertaken by the ELA group. The incumbent will be responsible for providing scientific data and operational assistance to on site scientists and researchers as required and will be expected to assist in a variety of other field oriented sampling and monitoring activities.

In particular, the ELA Research Chemist will be responsible for:

Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

The Research Chemist must possess the following qualifications:

Work Conditions

Room and board while at ELA are provided. Shuttle vans are available to transport people to/from the camp each week (to Winnipeg or Kenora). The rate of pay is based on 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. However, due to the nature of field work, some work days will be longer, and work on evenings and weekends can be common. Time accrued over and above a typical work week will be given as compensatory time off.

Application deadline: April 21, 2014

Starting Date: This is an 8 month position starting April 28

Application procedure

Please send a CV and covering letter to Human Resources, info@iisd-ela.org quoting "Research Chemist" in the subject line. Electronic applications are preferred; there is no need to provide hard copies.

IISD is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.



Research Assistant, Field sampling (4-8 month term)

IISD-Experimental Lakes Area, near Kenora, Ontario, Canada

General

IISD-ELA was formed to create new ways of bridging applied science with on-the-ground sustainability policy solutions. ELA's rich history of freshwater aquatic science leading to policy solutions for a wide range of issues, combined with IISD's experience of policy tools and mechanisms for advancing sustainable development, will enable fully-integrated freshwater research. Scientific research and expertise from ELA can be applied more directly into policy solutions and measurable benefits to societies by linking with IISD's policy research expertise.

Specific

Work will be based at the IISD- Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), a remote field research station near Kenora, Ontario. The student will be involved in data collection for whole-ecosystem experiments and a long-term ecological monitoring program. Tasks consist of accessing different research lakes to obtain data and samples for the determinations of limnological parameters, water chemistry and aquatic biota.

In particular, the Research Assistant will be responsible for:

Qualifications

The Research Assistant must possess the following qualifications:

Work Conditions

Room and board while at ELA are provided. Shuttle vans are available to transport people to/from the camp each week (to Winnipeg or Kenora). The rate of pay is based on 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. However, due to the nature of field work, some work days will be longer, and work on evenings and weekends can be common. Time accrued over and above a typical work week will be given as compensatory time off.

Application procedure

Please send a CV and covering letter to Human Resources, info@iisd-ela.org quoting "Research Assistant (Field sampling)" in the subject line. Electronic applications are preferred; there is no need to provide hard copies.

Application deadline: April 21, 2014

Starting Date: May 5, 2014

IISD is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.