The RCA hires a group of university/college students each year to carry out important education and technical projects from May through August. The students travel throughout Alberta delivering these projects, while gaining valuable experience that assists them in their education and career pursuits.
RCA Ambassador Program Coming Up Again in 2013
Does your municipality or organization need help with specific tasks or projects this summer? Look no further – RCA’s Summer Ambassadors can help.
Examples of projects with which the Ambassadors are ideal to assist include public information events, surveys, waste audits and other field research. Project duration can vary from one day to 4 months. RCA Ambassadors bring an environmental, marketing or technical background, combined with a keen interest in applying their educational experience, as well as the support of the RCA administration and Board. Terms and hourly rates can be negotiated to fit the scope of your project.
If you have a project that may benefit from the involvement of the RCA's Summer Ambassadors, email or give us a call at the RCA office (403.843.6563) to discuss your requirements.
We are now accepting applications for 2013 Summer Ambassador positions. Please download the detailed job description and application instructions. Submit your electronic application (cover letter and resume) to email@example.com by March 9, 2013 at the latest.
"Environmentally related work experience. Meeting others with similar passions. Traveling the province. Meaningful work. Networking. Autonomy. Learning. Variety. Fun. These are some of the very positive things that come to mind when I reflect over my past summer as a Recycling Ambassador. It is the best summer job I’ve come across yet – and who knows, maybe it could be the same for you!” -- Tristan, RCA Ambassador 2010
"My summer as a Recycling Ambassador was incredible work experience. The job provided the opportunity to learn about, work for, and meet the leaders of a variety of environmental non profits and other groups, all while travelling the province with fun coworkers that shared my same passion for the environment. As I continue my university education and work experience, I constantly come across information and people that I encountered during my summer work as a Recycling Ambassador. It’s a truly great opportunity for environmental students! AND it’s a lot of fun!" -- Emma, RCA Ambassador 2010
"What does it mean to be a Recycling Ambassador? It means a lot of things. I personally had an awesome summer as an Ambassador. While working, I got to have a lot of fun, travel throughout Alberta, learn a ton about waste management and recycling in Alberta, and most importantly – get involved! I also developed a lot of valuable skills and made contacts with people in the waste management industry that I am confident will be of benefit as I move forward in my career.
Photos from the 2009 Ambassador Program