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OFAH/Fitzsimons Financial Fish & Wildlife Conservation Internship

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Job Title: OFAH/Fitzsimons Financial Fish & Wildlife Conservation Internship
Application Deadline: October 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm
Potential Start Date: January 4, 2021
Contract End Date: May 7, 2021
Hours: 35 hours per week (full-time 18-week contract)
Location: Peterborough, ON
Rate of Pay: $19.00 per hour + 4% vacation pay
Number of Positions: 1

The OFAH/Fitzsimons Financial Fish & Wildlife Conservation Internship is an exciting early-career opportunity to work with the OFAH’s fish and wildlife professionals on a range of policy and conservation program projects.  Previous OFAH interns have gone on to undertake graduate degrees and/or work with other stakeholder organizations, provincial agencies, and the OFAH.

The successful candidate will gain practical work experience in fish and wildlife policy review and development with Fish & Wildlife Department biologists and managers.  Additionally, he or she will work with the Community Hatchery Program (CHP), Invasive Species Awareness Program (ISAP), and Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program (LOASRP) in program activities such as outreach, planning, and where possible under COVID-19 restrictions, spring field work (fish stocking, tree planting, stream clean-ups, and monitoring).

Education and Qualifications:

  • Recently graduated from post-secondary education in biology, ecology, fish and wildlife, environmental science or a related resource management program;
  • Experience working with the public and youth would be an asset; and
  • Experience with fish and wildlife field work would be an asset.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Essential computer skills (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (including literature reviews, report preparation and public speaking);
  • Organizational, multi-tasking, time management and project management skills; and
  • Ability to work independently and co-operatively in a large organizational team.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license (Class G), fishing license, hunting version of the outdoors card, pleasure craft operator card, emergency first aid with level A CPR & AED certification (as a minimum), valid criminal record check, and valid OFAH membership.
  • Experience with GIS and graphics design (e.g. infographics) would be an asset.

Please forward a cover letter, résumé and one reference letter indicating how your skills and qualifications meet each of the requirements of this position to:

Attention: Chris Robinson, OFAH Fish and Wildlife Conservation Programs Manager
Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters
P.O. Box 2800
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 8L5
Fax: (705) 748-9577


The deadline for applications is October 30, 2021 @ 11:59PM

Interviews will be held over November 24-25, 2020 remotely by video conferencing
(e.g. Skype, Zoom, etc.) 

Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is an equal opportunity and accessible employer.

The OFAH is committed to providing accessible opportunities for all qualified job applicants. Should you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at 705-748-6324 x245 or