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Positions: Sustainability Interns
Type: entry-level / environmental internships
Program: Eco-Internships / Various environmental nonprofit organizations
Eligibility: post-secondary graduates, ages 18-30 (inclusive), available to work for six months (see below)

Locations: various locations across Canada
Remote: remote, hybrid and in-person positions available, as determined by the hiring organization
Eligibility: recent post-secondary graduates between 18-30 (inclusively)

Time Commitment:
30 hours/week for a minimum of 16-26 weeks.
Compensation: $20/hour for 30 hours/per week
Start Date: July-September 2024


Eco-Internships is a non-profit organization designed to help other grassroots environmental non-profit organizations (ENPOs) with human resources and staffing needs. We support ENPOs across Canada by connecting employers to funding opportunities to hire youth interns through wage subsidy grants and other funding. To ensure a successful placement, participants are matched with designated Intern Mentors and participate in a non-profit training course to learn fundamental skills when working in a non-profit.

To learn more about Eco-Internships, 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. As part of their role, the sustainability Intern will participate in a mandatory nonprofit internship training program provided by the Capacity Building Institute.


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 NCENN meetings and support content when applicable.
  • Support the preparation of reports, including key materials and photos.
  • Potential fieldwork
  • Digital communications
  • Attend the Intern Training Program and invest in learning and professional development through this program
  • Work with an Intern Mentor to support the role


  • 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 holding temporary visitor visas, student visas or work visas, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.


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Eco-Internships is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to supporting an inclusive and diverse workplace 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: Mar 14 2024    ID: 70612