Data Visualization Engineer Intern

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Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
A Greener Future
  • Design / Graphics
  • Environmental Interpretation
  • Information Technology / Internet
Short term (Less than 6 months)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Ontario - Durham Region - Oshawa
2019-01-062019-01-31

HOURS: 15 Hrs/Wk

LOCATION: Oshawa, ON, with the opportunity for home-based work

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Internship

AREAS OF INTEREST: Data Interpretation, Environment, Storytelling.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

A Greener Future is an environmental nonprofit that focuses on litter cleanup, prevention, and education. We organize initiatives that involve and educate citizens in order to minimize environmental destruction caused by waste and litter. To date, A Greener Future has picked up over 1 million pieces of litter with the help of volunteers. We collect data related to the items we pick up in order to determine the best solutions for the most common types of litter found. Our litter cleanups are based on zero waste principles which means a majority of what we pick up is recycled or composted instead of being sent to the landfill. We are looking for a forward thinking data engineer who is passionate about the environment and is interested in helping solve a challenging issue. This internship has the opportunity to turn into summer employment or a permanent position if you're the right fit for our team.

The following values drive our organization’s work:

  • Respect - We value human rights and believe everyone has the right to a healthy environment
  • Inclusion - We promote diversity, inclusion, and equity throughout our initiatives and are open to solutions that accommodate a range of circumstances
  • Accountability - We are responsible, accountable and always improving our strategies
  • Partnerships - We engage in partnerships to expand our impact and gain support from others

A Greener Future’s services include:

  • planning and hosting litter cleanups in a number of communities
  • providing educational information, materials, and waste minimizing tools to citizens
  • developing solutions for today’s litter issues including the promotion of zero waste practices

 

POSITION SUMMARY

We are seeking a creative individual who is passionate about telling stories with data. Developing clear and interesting ways to show our data to our audience is the main task you will be working on. A healthy, litter-free environment is our number one priority and in order to achieve this, we need citizens to understand the problem clearly. You will work alongside our Executive Director to assist in data collection methods, data cleaning, data analysis, and visualization. We need visualizations that tell a story and help people understand the problem and what they can do to help. These visualizations would be used on our website and social media, in reports, and as signage for events. We want your ideas and inspiration to help take our organization to the next level.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for assisting in developing strong data collection procedures and strategies
  • Creating visualizations for our audience, reports, and grant proposals
  • Finding data that collaborates well with our data (Statistics Canada)
  • Providing database support by cleaning, updating, and managing data
  • Working independently and problem-solving to find the best possible solutions
  • Coordinating projects with other interns and staff
  • Following A Greener Future's procedures for time tracking and management

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • At least two years of post-secondary education.
  • Experience and/or coursework involving data management/visualization
  • Interest in the environment and the nonprofit sector
  • Experience with Excel, Tableau, Piktochart, Google Maps, and other data software
  • Outstanding communication skills, oral, written, and graphic are essential
  • Passion for solving problems with data visualization. You can tell a compelling story with data.
  • Working knowledge of G-Suite, Google Sheets, and Google Calendar
  • Professional work ethic, great interpersonal skills, and a positive attitude
  • Outstanding decision-making abilities and leadership qualities

THE PERKS

  • Be part of the solution to an issue that has a substantial impact on people, wildlife, and the planet
  • Very flexible hours
  • Opportunity to work with industry partners and clients
  • Gain meaningful, relevant work experience
  • Continuous training/leadership opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Work with a vibrant group of people who are passionate about their work

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and a work sample to info@agreenerfuture.ca with the subject "Data Visualization Engineer Intern Application"

The position will be filled as soon as soon as the right candidate has been found. The candidate doesn't have to live in the Durham Region as long as they can commit to video chats, phone calls, and emails.

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