Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council Invasive Species Crew Member (Internship) Internship in Whistler, BC

Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council

Branch Whistler BC CA

Invasive Species Crew Member (Internship)
Whistler, BC

Preference may be given to youth who are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental field; Preference may be given to secondary school students,…

Invasive Species Crew Member (Internship)

LOCATION : Field Office located in Whistler, however work sites are located throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor

TERM: 7 weeks, from June 5th (funding dependent)

HOURS: 20hrs/week (2 x 10 hr days, Tues/Wed)

RATE OF PAY: $13/hr

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 6th April, 2017

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council (SSISC) is a non-profit organization that works to minimize the threat of invasive species in the Sea to Sky Corridor. The SSISC will be conducting inventory, control (mechanical and chemical), and site monitoring throughout the Sea to Sky region during the 2017 field season, and we are offering an internship opportunity for a local youth member to join our Field Crew for 2017. The position is part-time and will be worked as two ten hour days on a Tuesday and Wednesday for 7 weeks in June/July.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Invasive Species Crew Member (Intern) will be mentored by SSISC’s Field Crew and Field Technician, and will be part of a team of 9 that will carry out various invasive plant management tasks including: Inventory of invasive species sites; application of chemical control and mechanical removals of invasive plants; monitoring of treatment sites; field data recording and data entry using iPads, equipment maintenance, signage placement, and communication with community members. The Intern will be provided with a variety of opportunities to learn and apply new skills related to invasive plant management.


  • Youth aged 15 to 30 are eligible to participate;
  • Must have lived in the Whistler or Pemberton region for a minimum of one year prior to commencement of the mentorship period;
  • Preference may be given to youth who are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental field; and
  • Preference may be given to secondary school students, though post-secondary students are also eligible as well as young adults not currently attending school but who are interested in a career in the environmental field.
  • Be willing to complete the BC Assistant Pesticide Applicator Online Training and pass the exam


  • Energetic, self-motivated, team player;
  • High level of interpersonal, organizational and communication skills;
  • Interest in plant identification (experience is a bonus);
  • Able and willing to carry out strenuous field work and repetitive tasks;
  • Willing to work with herbicides and potentially dangerous plants (e.g. giant hogweed)
  • Able and willing to work in adverse field conditions;
  • Able to navigate using maps and GPS; familiar with iPads and apps
  • Comfortable dealing with members of the public;

Preference may be given to those candidates who have experience with invasive plant or animal identification and or training; landscaping or GIS.

PLEASE SEND RESUME & COVER LETTER explaining HOW you meet the requirements, as one single PDF file TO:

Clare Greenberg, Executive Director



Job Type: Internship

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Employment Type: Internship
Location: Whistler, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-03-31
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