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.
Interpretation Canada c/o Kerry Wood Nature Centre 6300 45th Ave Red Deer, AB, Canada T4N 3M4