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Green Jobs Internship Program

NRCan’s Science & Technology Internship Program (STIP)—Green Jobs supports youth gain work experience and skills in the natural resources sector through paid internships and training opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and other related fields to promote positive environmental outcomes.

Eligibility requirements for participants

  • Must be 15 to 30 years of age
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status
  • Internships are for full-time employment and require participants to be available at least 30 hours per week

Apply to be an intern

Visit the following websites to learn more about each delivery organization, select the one that fits your needs and submit an application.

Career Launcher

Young workers get started in the green economy with Colleges and Institutes Canada’s Career Launcher Internships program

Career Launcher

Clean Foundation

Helps communities in which we work make real progress toward a cleaner future by taking on climate change challenges

Clean Foundation

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)

Hiring and training incentives for youth internship opportunities in the electricity sector

Electricity Human Resources Canada

Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada

Steward for the Canadian environmental workforce across all industries

Environmental Careers Organization Canada

Indigenous Clean Energy (Generation Power)

Holistic, capacity-based program that engages Indigenous youth in Canada’s clean energy transition

Indigenous Clean Energy

Mining Industry Human Resources Council

Supports youth gain mining work experience by providing paid placements that focus on clean technology and innovation

Mining Industry Human Resources Council

Pinnguaq Association

Supports rural, remote and Indigenous communities in training and work experience in the natural resources sector

Pinnguaq Association

Project Learning Tree

Advances environmental education, forest literacy, and career pathways using trees and forests as windows on the world

Project Learning Tree

United Nations Association in Canada

National civil society organization and registered charity with the mandate to educate and engage youth in global issue

United Nations Association in Canada

What is a green job

A green job is a job within an organization that aims to protect the environment or that is interested in delivering positive environmental outcomes. A green job can be classified as follows:

  • Professions that require environmental skills, knowledge, experience, or competencies to produce products or deliver services that have an environmental benefit (e.g., architects and land use planners who incorporate sustainability into designs, air quality engineers and conservation officers)
  • Professions that may not require specialized environmental skills but result in an environmental benefit (e.g., construction or trades workers that apply knowledge of standard construction techniques while completing green projects, manufacturing production workers, and companies that produce environmental goods)
  • Professions that support organizations in the natural resources sector that work toward positive environmental outcomes (e.g., communications, marketing, administration, project management, engagement, sales, and business analysis)

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