We are looking for a research assistant who is curious, detail-oriented, and passionate about Great Lakes issues. You are perfect for this position if you get excited thinking about spending your summer reading and summarizing the decade’s top freshwater issues.
Your primary responsibilities will include:
summarizing Waterkeeper’s casework on Great Lakes issues from 2015-2016,
writing summaries of cases and issues for www.waterkeeper.ca,
providing research support for the development of speeches and presentations in our Campaign for Water Literacy.
Required Skills and Experience
You should apply for this position if:
You are passionate about water issues, law, science, and policy;
You are methodical and highly organized;
You are naturally curious and a self-motivated researcher;
You like Waterkeeper’s work for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water;
You love translating science and policy issues into plain-language stories for public consumption.
Our funding requires that you be returning to school in September 2016 and are under the age of 30. This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program.
Compensation and hours:
Hours: 30 hours/week for 8 weeks.
Each application must include:
A letter that describes why you want the Research Assistant. (Note: This is our favourite part of the application – we look for style, personality, spelling, grammar, and your perspective on the job description.)
Names and contact information for two references.
Please submit your application as soon as possible to:
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
Re: Research Assistant 2016
The position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.
Sorry, but we can only respond to those candidates selected for an interview.
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of the Toronto community, and to the equitable representation of women, aboriginal peoples, and members of a visible minority group.
Waterkeeper is a charity working for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. Our programs bring together law, science, culture, and digital media in order to connect and empower people to restore polluted places, protect human health, and promote thriving natural spaces.