Leadership Program


Laura Turmel QLF Intern, Laura Turmel (2006), banding Eider ducklings, Table Bay, Labrador. Photograph by Alain Lusignan

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 project coordinator opportunities each year. Two types of Leadership positions are available.

Most positions are filled by students/residents within Canada and the United States. Volunteers and 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.

Soccer instruction
“World Cup” Soccer Tournament, St. Paul’s River, Quebec. During the summer of 2010, QLF Interns coached a mobile sports soccer clinic along the Quebec North Shore. Because it coincided with the World Cup, the program’s theme was obvious. QLF staff gave instruction to 200 children in five North Shore communities. A concluding soccer tournament brought the community teams together to play one another. Photograph by Thomas Sherwood

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.