Natural Resources Canada is now accepting applications for a new “Green Jobs” youth internship pilot project to encourage employers to hire young graduates for positions that will help reduce energy use and benefit the environment.
The project aims to help engage young people in energy management, innovation and the use of green technologies and processes in the natural resources sectors.
The $1M initiative is part of the Career Focus Stream of Canada’s national Youth Employment Strategy and is expected to create 100 jobs across the Earth Sciences, Minerals and Metals, Forests and Energy Sectors.
Hiring organizations must provide environmental and/or energy management experience under the supervision of experienced staff who act as mentors and coaches. The work must support innovation and the use of green and energy efficient technologies and processes.
Hiring organizations are eligible for up to 80 percent of an intern’s salary, to a maximum of $10,000 (stackable with other government funding). The internships must be four to six months in duration and must finish by March 31, 2017. Interns must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive), have graduated from a college or university, and be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations.
To apply or for more information, including details on eligibility requirements for youth participants and hiring organizations, contact Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency, info [dot] indnrcan [dot] gc [dot] ca (subject: Green%20Jobs%20Youth%20Internship%20Pilot) (Industrial Programs administrator).
For updates, visit the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation website at www.cipec.ca