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2020 BRITE Internship Advertisements

View the BRITE Internship Advertisements for 2020 below. The application deadline to apply to the advertisements will be February 15, 2020. The deadline to submit the full application/agreement to the committee will be March 9, 2020.

A Rocha Canada

Project Title: Barn Swallow Nest Success in the Little Campbell River Watershed
Term: Flexible, April 2020-August 2020
Keywords:Ornithology, Barn Swallow conservation, Species at Risk, Nest success/monitoring, Bird banding
Location: South Surrey, South Langley, White Rock, BC

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City of Surrey

Project Title: Biodiversity monitoring in the City of Surrey
Term: May 15-August 15, 2020
Keywords: Urban biodiversity, conservation biology, wildlife monitoring, ecological community monitoring, camera trap monitoring, citizen science, data analysis, GIS analysis, stewardship
Location: Surrey
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Natural Resources Canada (2 internships available)

Project Title: Spruce budworm (Green River Project) data rescue internship
Term: early June (flexible) to July
Keywords: Spruce budworm, population dynamics, community ecology, insect outbreaks, insect management
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick (return flight and accommodation provided)
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Stewardship Centre for BC and Birds Canada

Project Title: Cats and Birds: understanding the relative abundance of birds and diversity of birds in the City of Vancouver to help inform Vancouver Bird Strategy action
Term: May 2020- April 2021 (timing to be confirmed with intern and advisory committee)
Keywords: Ornithological Research, Species at Risk BMPs, Cat density study, Best Management Practices for Cats and Birds, Urban Biodiversity
Location: Vancouver
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UBC Farm

Project Title: Automated audio monitoring of biodiversity  at the UBC Farm
Term: Summer 2020 (April - August, flexible)
Keywords: Agriculture, biodiversity, monitoring, audio monitoring, soundscapes, crops, citizen-science
Location: UBC - Vancouver campus, UBC Farm & Macmillan Building Room 170
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World Wildlife Fund - Canada

Project Title: Forage Fish Beach Spawning Habitat Monitoring Project
Term: June - July 2020
Keywords: Forage fish, Pacific Sand Lance, Surf Smelt, Data Gaps, Beach Monitoring, Spawning Season, Climate Change
Location: Victoria, BC
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Another opportunity  that could be paired with a BRITE Internship this year:

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR): There is an exciting internship opportunity for any students or recent graduates interested in science communications with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Indonesia.

CIFOR is a global research organization with one of the biggest landscape and forestry science communications programs in the world. The program is based on a journalism approach to science communications. They have a blog (Forests News) with about 50,000 monthly readers, social media and video channels with thousands of followers and viewers and produce objective, science-based articles, posts, videos and data visualizations for a global audience of policy makers, investors, government officials, practitioners and general readers. See:  and

The internship they are offering would be based in Indonesia at their headquarters in Bogor, an hour south of Jakarta. It provides a stipend of $1,000 USD/month as well as a return flight to and from Jakarta. Importantly, it offers students and recent graduates a chance to publish articles, social media and video at a well-recognized science organization and work with professionals in an exciting part of the world for six months. At the end of it, the interns will have honed their existing skills and learned new ones, built their portfolios and network and opened the door to an exciting career tackling some of the most important issues of our time, including climate change, land-use and forest research. There will be a posting on their website in the coming days for applications:

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jeremy Van Loon directly at