Job opportunity: Web Developer (intern)

JOB DESCRIPTION: We’re looking for an intern with very strong web analytics, communication, and social media skills so they can create automated reports, develop internal web tools, run analytics, support marketing workflows, share community stories, support social media, blogging, and multimedia work. Working with our videographer/photographer and community trainers, you’ll use data to craft beautiful stories that inspire people to take action on water conservation. The ideal candidate should have excellent technical, written and speaking skills. Being bilingual would be helpful, but that is not required. Familiarity with basic coding, analytics, Zapier, WordPress, Canva, and Mailchimp would be ideal, although you will be mentored to learn our ways. A passion for water conservation is required!

About us

Water Rangers is a non-profit organization aiming to make water science easy to understand so that ALL Canadians can participate in freshwater conservation. 

We deepen our impact by providing tools and training so that anyone can understand, test, and protect waterways. Our platform is open-data and built for crowdsourcing water quality data. We’re always experimenting with new ideas on how to motivate and teach.

Water Rangers builds tools to help people learn about and test their local waterways. We are unique in that we build our tools to be accessible for anyone, no matter their technical ability. Our testkits allow individuals to test for water quality and get results right away, without a lab. Our website and app allow users to collect water quality data and report local water issues such as pollution and algae blooms. We design our interfaces to display data in a way that the average person understands and which encourages participation. By understanding water systems, participants see issues and mobilize to make an impact. 

So far, we have helped thousands of people from lake associations, schools, Indigenous groups, conservation authorities, and more, to collect water quality data. We have distributed over 500 testkits to testers across Ontario, we have trained over 6,000 youth to conduct water quality tests, and our open data platform has had more than 29,000 observations uploaded to it from over 3,000 locations. We are also working with scientists to publish peer-reviewed research that shows that data collected by volunteers is rigorous and can be used by decision-makers. 

Job details:

  • 7 weeks, from July 18 – September 4th.
  • 40 hours a week, $20.00/hour
  • You must be a Canadian citizen, 30 years or younger.
  • Remote working within Canada. If you happen to be in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, or Victoria, you can meet up with team members.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter. Share with us a social media success story you’ve been part of, plus tell us about your favourite waterbody. Send to [email protected] by June 20th.