Summer 2019… Here We Come!

If you know a young person who would be interested in an amazing summer experience learning about and helping to restore the Cornwallis (Jijuktu’kwejk) River, send this along to them today!

We are looking forward to an amazing summer program this year in collaboration with the Annapolis Valley First Nation, the Mikmaw Conservation Group and our friends at the Clean Annapolis River Program!




Summer Student Research Assistant

The Jijuktu’kwejk (gee-gee-wok-tok) Watershed Alliance is a partnership of citizens and communities from Berwick to Wolfville in Kings County Nova Scotia, with the common vision of a healthy and sustainable natural environment, and a swimmable, drinkable and fishable Cornwallis (Jijuktu’kwejk) River. The organization was formed in 2016 and has a strategic plan and a strong volunteer board of directors who are working to achieve this vision. For more information about the Alliance, please visit https://jijuktukwejkwatershedalliance.wordpress. com/ and

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Alliance is hiring a 15-week student for the summer to work on 2 projects (1 being dependent upon funding). Responsibilities may include:

  • Travel to field sites along the Bay of Fundy
  • Assisting with tidal barrier assessments and audits
  • Assessing freshwater streams for barriers
  • Conducting assessments on the Cornwallis River (areas of damage/degradation, evidence of turtle nesting, notable species)
  • Visual surveys for Wood Turtles and suitable Wood Turtle habitat
  • Planning and conducting community outreach events on the Wood Turtle
  • Various other tasks


  • The applicant must be between 15 and 30 years of age on the start date of the job
  • The applicant must have been a full-time student during the previous academic year and be intending to return to full-time studies in the next academic year
  • The applicant must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and be legally entitled to work according to relevant provincial legislation and regulations.
  • The applicant must have a valid drivers licence and have daily access to a vehicle.
  • Interest in the conservation field (experience an asset)

Remuneration: Depending on grants received, interns will receive $15/hour at 35 hours per week. A travel allowance will be provided for driving to field sites

To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter describing why you are interested in this position and tell us about your experience with environmental & scientific research, First Nations culture, Annapolis Valley, and the Jijuktu’kwejk River (experience in these areas are considered an asset but are not required).

Please send them in one document to:

John Brazner, Jijuktu’kwejk Watershed Alliance

By post to: 1181 Russia Road, Black Rock, NS B0P 1V0

By email to:

Deadline: 12:00 pm May 10, 2019

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