How to become an intern

Both employers and interns participate in the application process.

Interns are hired directly by organizations that have received Science Horizons funding.

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program supports green jobs for youth by offering internship opportunities to recent post-secondary graduates to work in the environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics sectors.

For many young people, these internships have been their first full-time jobs after graduation and serve as stepping stones to permanent jobs. The organizations hiring them have also benefitted, with many of their interns subsequently becoming full-time permanent employees.

How to apply

Looking for an internship opportunity? To find out if you are eligible, apply now through one of our six delivery organizations:

BioTalent Canada is a national, non-profit organization that facilitates research, skills development and various projects to support professionals in the Canadian biotechnology industry.

Clean Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on green solutions in the areas of energy efficiency, water health, waste reduction and sustainable transportation in Atlantic Canada.

Colleges and Institutes Canada is a national organization that champions innovation, applied research and employment opportunities addressing climate change and other environmental challenges.

ECO Canada is a national organization that specializes in environmental labour market research and provides employment and training resources to environmental professionals.

Electricity Human Resources Canada is the most trusted source of human resources insight, programs, and tools to help the Canadian electricity industry.

The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is an historic national civil society organization with the mandate to educate and engage citizens on the work of the United Nations including climate change, natural resource management, clean technology development and contributing to environmental sustainability.

What past interns are saying about the program

Yulin Hu, says her internship at GreeNovel Inc. in St. Constant, Québec, led to her appointment as assistant professor at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Aman Sahota says he learned networking and marketing skills when he interned at Toronto’s Enliten Energy Services, which were helpful when starting his own firm. “Being able to work in the environmental field is a great experience and coming out of school you need some money as well,” he says.

“My experience was overwhelmingly positive,” says Ben Dunn, who was hired full-time as a course coordinator when his internship with Alberta’s Verge Permaculture was over. “This job has been everything I was looking to do as a vocation and career.”

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