Leadership Program


Eider eggs Common Eider eggs. Photograph by Larry Morris

Since its inception in 1961, QLF has always been about fostering leadership. The QLF Leadership Program offers emerging professionals an opportunity to enhance their skills by applying them to real-world conservation and community development challenges.

The QLF Leadership Program offers a range of short- and long-term Internships each year. Internships are positions designed for undergraduate and graduate students. These positions last for one to six months and run throughout the year (with a peak busy season during the summer months)

Most positions are filled by students within Canada and the United States. Interns work closely with our highly qualified staff and partners on a wide range of programs and activities. Positions are available in the Atlantic Region and, on occasion, in selected sites overseas (see International Program page). Each position description provides details as to timing, location, language requirements, qualifications, an overview of staff responsibilities and other logistics.

For more information on Internships, please check the Internship page or send an email to

QLF Interns
QLF Interns and staff who participated in the Common Eider Project on islands near the Hare Bay Island Ecological Preserve, Newfoundland, during the summer of 2014. Photograph by Larry Morris

Common Eiders in flight
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), Hare Bay Island Ecological Reserve, Newfoundland. Photograph by Larry Morris


QLF offers positions that require fluency in French and/or English and, at times, other languages. Specific language skills required are noted in the relevant project qualifications section. You may submit your application in either French or English and for relevant positions, Spanish.