Selkirk Innovates Intern Postings

Selkirk Innovates is ahead of the curve with integrating students into everything we do. We know how to transform what we’re doing into student jobs. It’s at the core of every project we take on.

Current Postings

Baseline Watershed Disturbance Internship—Master’s-Level Project

Work term: September 3, 2024–April 30, 2026. Start and end dates will be adjusted to be coincide with graduate program start.

How to apply: Submit résumé and cover letter as attachments to Kim Green by 4 pm August 31.

The project’s goal is improving the understanding of appropriate baseline land cover conditions from which to measure hydrological disturbance in British Columbia watersheds. This Mitacs-funded project is part of a larger research initiative focused on hydrological model development being undertaken through a collaboration between Selkirk College (Selkirk Innovates), UNBC, UBC and forest industry partners but will be based in Prince George, BC.

The position is a master’s-level research project that will be jointly supervised by Dr. Tara Clapp (UNBC faculty) and Dr. Kim Green (Selkirk Innovates faculty). The project will require a multidisciplinary approach that includes integrating concepts and principles from the fields of hydrology, geomorphology, landscape and forest ecology and BC provincial land management policy. Study outcomes will be used to inform the broader hydrological modelling research project and as well, provide valuable information for watershed managers and planners throughout the study area.

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Advanced Computing Research Intern

Work term: May 6-August 30, 2024 (start date flexible, with possibility of extension)

How to apply: Submit applications to Jonathan Doyle by April 15, 2024.

The Selkirk Technology Access Centre’s Advanced Computing team is searching for multiple student interns to work on research and development projects in the West Kootenay. This position includes working with a team in the fields of data science and analysis, climate change resilience, internet of things development and integration, web application development, GIS and remote sensing technologies, and machine vision and control systems in an industrial context.

Project examples include:

  • Development in the Quasar/Vue framework
  • Workflow development in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem
  • Climate change indicator calculation and risk analysis
  • Electronics, firmware, and digital integration

The successful student(s) will be supervised by a faculty research team at the Applied Research & Innovation Centre and work closely with direct support and engagement with industry partners. The student(s) will gain a deeper understanding of research methods, software development, community partner challenges and collaboration opportunities, and bolster their programming, analysis and optimization skills, and presentation skills.

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Rural Homelessness Outreach Intern (2 Positions)

Work term: Starting June 2024 (flexible start date)

How to apply: Submit résumé and cover letter as attachments to Jayme Jones. The positions are open until filled.

These internships are part of Bridging Rural Homelessness and Well-being: A Sustainable and Collaborative Regional Response. These internships will take place in various locations throughout Castlegar, Nelson and Trail, with some work to be done from the student’s home office. The role will involve connecting with street-involved clients in a variety of community settings where clients are known to congregate. This may include city streets, back alleys, parks and service provider locations. 

Outreach interns will have two core roles:

  1.  Support clients with basic needs (as per duties and responsibilities outlined in full job description).
  2. Conduct research to inform decision-making that better supports those experiencing, or at risk of homelessness in the region. 

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Resilient Food Systems Research Intern 

Work term: May 1–September 1, 2024 (start and end dates can be flexible and flexible hours per week)

How to apply: Submit résumé and cover letter as attachments to Sarah Breen by 4 pm, April 12, 2024

The intern will be supporting the Resilience and Alternative Food Networks Project, working under the supervision of Selkirk 
Innovates Researcher Dr. Sarah Breen. This interdisciplinary research project is exploring the role of food hubs in 
creating resilient regional food systems. This internship will take place in a combination of in-person and virtually. Travel for in-person events may be required.

Key tasks will include: assisting with research interviews, managing interview transcripts, qualitative data analysis, 
virtual attendance of food hub community of practice meetings, assisting community partners with a food 
distribution pilot project and other similar tasks. The ideal candidate is an organized and communicative career-oriented individual who is looking to gain valuable work experience and professional networking opportunities.

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