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You can get paid to take Instagram photos of national parks in Canada next summer

For young Canadians who were never quite lucky enough to make their travel influencer dreams come true, the Canadian government is offering an alternative means to make money from traveling and posting about it on social media.

Parks Canada is seeking three full-time university or college students for its Youth Ambassadors program to "inspire a love for nature and culture" and showcase what Canadian national parks and historic sites have to offer, with a focus on Parks Canada's conservation and restoration projects.

The gig entails traveling to unique locations across the country and creating presentations and social media posts to encourage other young people to explore Canada's natural and cultural heritage.

Though the job description isn't super specific, it states that the position is best suited for individuals who are good content creators and communicators, especially through social media and especially to their peers.

Requirements for the "once-in-a-lifetime summer journey" also include being okay with the things one would reasonably expect of cross-country adventuring, including working irregular hours in inclement terrain and weather, as well as in isolated areas. Also the willingness to travel for long stints of time, including overnight and on weekends.

Applicants also have to have completed at least one year of their post-secondary program by May 2020, and be returning to school in September 2020.

The job starts full-time in Gatineau, Que. from May 2020 to August 2020, and then remotely within Canada from September 2020 to March 2021. Applications will be accepted until November 17.

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