Each year, CPCIL hires a team of youth/students (aged 15-30) for fall and winter contracts to support projects on equity, diversity, decolonization, and inclusion related to all aspects of parks and protected areas science, research, and management in Canada.
CPCIL values the fresh and diverse perspectives youth bring to the table. In addition to providing new insights and learning opportunities for current park leaders, youth are our future leaders – their voices need to be heard to succeed in building an equitable and sustainable future for parks and protected areas.
Through website development and digital media, the Communications Coordinator manages publications of internal and external projects, events and parks and protected areas employment and funding opportunities across Canada. The coordinator also co-facilitates CPCIL meetings and events.
Special Projects Coordinator
The Special Projects Coordinator is primarily responsible for gathering resources and building relationships to support a variety of projects. The coordinator also proposes and develops unique projects to continue expanding inter-jurisdictional conservation collaboration.
Research & Knowledge Gatherer Coordinator
In addition to leading larger scale research and passion projects, the Research and Knowledge Gatherer Coordinator outlines, reviews, and supports the Knowledge Gatherers’ tasks and projects. The coordinator also helps foster a collaborative team workspace, as well as meeting with and supporting our Parks and academic partners.
Throughout the contract term, Knowledge Gatherers will be assigned several research based projects and tasks. In addition to completing solo projects surrounding topics of personal interest, Knowledge Gatherers are paired up with leaders enrolled in CPCIL’s Leadership Development Program. Knowledge Gatherers assist leaders with research and development on their individual projects and group capstone projects.
Past Youth Alumni Work
Are you a young professional interested in applying for a role with CPCIL?
Applications for Fall 2022/Winter 2023 aren’t open yet – but be ahead of the game!
Send us your cover letter and resume and we will keep your application on file. As soon as applications open, we will email you letting you know your application is being reviewed and considered.
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