2022 Youth Intern, Turning the Tide

To apply, send resume & cover letter to Erika Rolston, Turning the Tide Project Lead, erolston@inspiringcommunities.ca. Applications accepted until 11:59 PM on Monday, May 30, 2022. Those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive team that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve. We encourage and prioritize applications from First Nations People, African Nova Scotians and other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community. If you are a member of one of the equity groups you are encouraged to self-identify in your covering letter or your resume.


Turning the Tide (TtT) has a range of programming informed by conversations with community members that contributes to the healthy development and well-being of children, youth, families, and communities. Turning the Tide is an initiative of Inspiring Communities, a not-for-profit organization based in Nova Scotia working to build collaborative relationships for social change.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) Coordinator, the Turning the Tide (TtT) Youth Intern will support the TtT team to develop, deliver, and learn from youth focused work. This role is based in the area of Digby, NS.

Specifically the youth intern will work with the TtT Backbone Team in these ways:

  • Work with the CBYF Coordinator to design and deliver youth engagement activities in the region.
  • Collect and collate data to be used for designing and delivering youth engagement activities, updating a Community Resource Document, and advising the development of a regional Youth Hub.
  • Provide logistical support to the Transportation Project (Innovation Fund) and other projects as determined by CBYF Coordinator.
  • Working with CBYF Coordinator and Turning the Tide Project Lead, develop content to be used for communication and planning.

Deliverables of this position: 

  • Youth outreach delivery on weekly schedule
  • Advance the work towards a Youth Hub
  • Coordinate delivery of Transportation Project
  • Manage data collected from Transportation Project
  • Manage contact lists
  • Updated Community Resource Document

Working Conditions 

The office is in Digby, NS but there is the option to work in part remotely. The TtT Youth Intern maintains standard office hours with occasional evenings and weekends, as required, to accommodate meetings, training, and events. This position is a full-time, term position, for 20 weeks. The position may require travel across Nova Scotia.


The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience, to an initial hourly maximum of $19.00/hr. The compensation package includes a professional development allowance prorated for the duration of the internship, and a phone allowance.


Digby, NS

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