Canadian Manufacturing

Over 900 new green internship opportunities available for students

The program includes specific opportunities for Indigenous graduates, graduates from rural and remote areas, and women in STEM fields

September 1, 2020  by CM Staff

VANCOUVER — On Aug. 28, the Government of Canada announced that they are partnering with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) employers across Canada to create 900 internship opportunities for students through the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program.

“I encourage students and businesses to take part in this fantastic program aimed at creating jobs for youth in the clean-technology sector,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, minister of environment and climate change, in a prepared statement. “As Canada continues to safely restart our economy and build a more sustainable future, your skills, passion, and expertise will help to scale up our efforts to fight climate change and reach our goals of being net zero by 2050.”

Science Horizons supports jobs in clean-technology sectors by offering internships to recent post-secondary graduates in STEM. The program includes specific opportunities for Indigenous graduates, graduates from rural and remote areas, and women in STEM fields. Science Horizons is now open for 2020–21 applications.

Up to $15,000 in Science Horizons funding is available to employers for each intern they hire, and interns will receive experience working on environmental projects lasting six to twelve months. About 90% of interns secure a full-time job or return to school after their internship.

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The announcement was made at Terramera, a Vancouver-based clean-technology company specializing in sustainable agricultural practices.