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Positions: Sustainability Interns
Program: Eco-Internships / Various environmental nonprofit organizations
Locations: In-person, hybrid and remote positions available, across Canada
Eligibility: recent post-secondary graduates between 18-30 (inclusively)

Do you have a passion for environmental sustainability and want to make a meaningful change in the nonprofit sector? If you are a recent post-secondary graduate between 18-30 (inclusively) looking for relevant work experience, then this practical, PAID internship experience is just for you!


Eco-Internships supports grassroots, environmental non-profit organizations (ENPOs) in providing practical work experiences and leadership opportunities for youth ages 18-30. Through our innovative Intern Support Program (ISP), Eco-Internships helps small-shop ENPOs develop sustainable solutions for hiring youth interns.

To learn more about Eco-Internships and the program, check out this video: "What is Eco-Internships?"


The Sustainability Intern will work under the guidance of a Manager and/or Board of Directors. They will also work with an assigned Mentor from another environmental group to help guide them in their role. The Sustainability Intern will develop programs, help fundraise, lead communications and social media, support partnerships, and participate in networking opportunities. The sustainability Intern will participate in a mandatory nonprofit internship training program provided by the Capacity Building Institute as part of their role.

COMPENSATION: $20/hour for 30 hours/week, for 26-50 weeks


The possible Sustainability Intern duties are as follows (but not limited to):

  • Coordinate communications through social media, website updates, and other communication strategies.
  • Assist with fundraising for the organization
  • Event management & planning
  • General outreach and stakeholder engagement for the organization
  • Participate in monthly networking meetings
  • Support the preparation of reports, including key materials and photos.
  • Potential fieldwork (tree planting, soil/water sampling, etc.)
  • Digital communications


  • Committed to sustainability
  • Knowledge and understanding of environmental issues
  • Experience with environmental non-profit organizations preferred
  • Proven capacity to communicate with and work effectively with others
  • Experience with volunteer recruitment and support
  • Experience with publicity, marketing, and event management
  • Proven capacity to work in a self-directed manner, provide leadership to, and collaborate with others in a team situation
  • Ability to organize a high volume of work, prioritize, and effectively handle spontaneous demands
  • Must be a creative, energetic, flexible, motivated, and detail-oriented professional
  • Meet the requirements of qualified interns as established by the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (see below)


  • Post Secondary Graduate
  • Between the ages of 18-30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship.
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*.
  • Available to work for six months.
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.


1) Download & Review the Intern Recruitment Package from our website

2) Apply through our Application Portal. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Eco-Internships is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to supporting inclusive and diverse workplaces defined by mutual respect and collaboration. Employment opportunities are therefore available to all participants regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 31 2023    ID: 66810