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Position: Roots & Shoots Environmental Internship
Organization: Environmental Youth Alliance
Location: Vancouver, BC
Eligibility: open to all youth ages 18 – 25 who identify as BIPOC and/or living with a disability


Are you interested in an environmental career? Join EYA’s Roots & Shoots Internship Program! We’re looking for six youth to join this fully-paid environmental job skills program which includes:

10-weeks of land-based job training (February 22 – April 30): Spend 10 weeks developing your environmental job skills through hands-on land stewardship in east Vancouver. You’ll gain skills in native plant horticulture and ecological restoration, explore environmental education and group facilitation, and learn about medicinal plant use from Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers. You’ll also develop your employability skills in digital literacy, communication, personal management, and project management.

12-week environmental work placement (May 2 – July 22): EYA staff will help you find a well-suited work placement in the environmental field that aligns with your values and career goals. You’ll receive one-on-one support throughout the work placement and help finding a job or returning to school after the placement.

This program is full-time and will run Tuesday – Saturday, 10AM – 4PM from February 22 – July 22 (*note: program hours/times are subject to change). Participants must be available for the entirety of program.

This program is open to all youth ages 18 – 25 who identify as BIPOC and/or living with a disability. Participants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or refugees and be legally entitled to work in British Columbia.


  • Participants will be paid $15.20 / hour
  • Lunch and bus passes provided


  • Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin Ave), Renfrew Ravine (3998 Renfrew St) and remote online workshops.
  • Due to Covid-19, activities will be a combination of online and in-person and will adhere to guidelines and regulations of the BC Health Authority.


EYA continues to adhere to the guidelines and regulations of the BC Health Authority. To ensure the safety of all participants, staff, and guests, this program requires participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 due to the high number of contact hours in both an indoor & outdoor setting. For outdoor programming, participants must be masked or maintain 2-metre physical distancing; for indoor programming, masks must be worn at all times. Furthermore, we follow EYA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols including no sharing of gloves, mass sanitation of tools, and frequent hand-washing. Please reach out if you have any questions about this.



Applications are now open. Apply using THIS APPLICATION FORM by January 30, 2022.

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Questions? Our Roots & Shoots team would love to hear from you! Sonia Stewart (Senior Program Coordinator) – or 604-689-4446

This program takes place on Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territory.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 6 2022    ID: 62319