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Environmental Outreach, contract, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, anywhere in Canada (21/10/20)

  • 11 Oct 2020 10:33 AM
    Message # 9297125
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reducing light pollution can decease the amount of energy needed and lessen the impact on climate change. Working in collaboration with RASC’s Light Pollution Abatement (LPA) volunteers, the Environmental Outreach Intern will act as national liaison and provide support for creating awareness on the issue and ways to reduce light pollution.


    In collaboration with RASC’s volunteer network, the intern will document existing light pollution abatement strategies and resources across the country, identify opportunities to support and promote light pollution abatement initiatives and implement strategies as follows:

    Compile a national library of provincial and municipal lighting standards and bylaws.

    Establish a national network of contacts including light pollution abatement advocates associated with RASC’s 30 centres as well as representatives of external organizations dealing with the impact of light on nocturnal birds and animals.

    With the assistance of LPA volunteers and centre officials as appropriate, prepare a comprehensive report on the status of Dark Sky Preserve light levels, public outreach and compliance.

    Establish a national office administrative process for Canada’s Dark Sky Preserves including the development of resources and promotional strategies as may be mutually beneficial to Dark Sky Preserves and RASC.

    Skills & Qualifications

    Graduate from a post secondary program in environmental management

    Not more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship

    Knowledge of environmental science, economics and policy

    Knowledge of astronomy helpful

    Strong skills in analysis, synthesis and evaluation

    Accurate record keeping, data compilation, timely reporting

    Able to create promotional copy for educational and public awareness purposes

    Able to effectively communicate with volunteers and public stakeholders

    Have a computer, internet connection for online meetings and file storage

    Remote assignment, possible local travel to Dark Sky Preserves depending on location

    Organized self starter, able to prioritize, meet deadlines

    Six month funded position 40 hours a week, $20 an hour.

    Must start by October 30th

    How to apply:

    Please send your resume and cover letter to Lisa Di Veto at:


    Deadline October 21st.

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