Science Horizons Youth Internship Program

By mmuise

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program offers eligible employers salary coverage to create STEM-related job placement opportunities while helping to nurture the next generation of environmental leaders.

Comments on Funding:

This program offers eligible employers 80% wage coverage up to $25,000 of a participant’s salary for a placement in a new full-time position. Plus a potential of $5,000 for additional participant supports.

Deadline: Currently accepting applications

Applicants/host organizations must:

  • be businesses of all sizes,
  • be Canadian owned, Canadian subsidiary, Municipal or Provincial Government Department,
  • provide a new full-time, permanent, environmentally-related position in STEM for candidates ages 15-30,
  • hire a new employee,
  • hire a candidate that has graduated from post-secondary institute and is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or has refugee status.
    Interns must:
  • be ages 15-30,
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status,
  • currently unemployed or underemployed, or a student/recent graduate,
  • have a post-secondary accomplishment (some exceptions apply),
  • not be an existing fulltime permanent employee.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. take the eligibility Quiz and complete the online host application to get approved,

2. find a Candidate for the approved position and have them apply (Employer hosts and approved Candidate become linked and contracts are issued.).

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. job title, description & training plan (for employers);
2. postsecondary program info and a resume (for candidates).

Other Things to Note:

Nov. 2023:
Applications for both employers and participants are open.

Oct 2022:
ECO Canada is Environment and Climate Change Canada's delivery partner.
Applications for employers are currently closed.
Applications for youth candidates are currently open.

About the author