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Clean Foundation gets federal funds to hire youth interns

Aug 29, 2022 | 3:36 PM

Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour. Photo: Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Youth dreaming of a career in clean energy and environment could get a jump start through an internship program that received funding from the federal government today. 

MP for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, Darren Fisher, announced on behalf of Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Clean foundation’s Science Horizons internship program is getting a contribution of $5.1 million for two years, ending in 2023. 

This funding is helping Clean Foundation employ 201 interns over two years in their mission to support the fair transition to a cleaner economy and greener society. 

“We’re working with great partners like Nova Scotia’s Clean Foundation to give young people the opportunities and tools they need to contribute and help lead the transition to a clean and green economy,” Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors, 

and Member of Parliament, Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, said in an interview. 

Clean Foundation works with partners to reduce energy poverty, develop the clean economy workforce and to protect the natural environment.

Funding to hire interns comes from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Science Horizons Youth Internship Program, which is helping create more than 450 internship opportunities for 2022-23 graduates. It does so by partnering with environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) employers across Canada.

In the 25 years it’s been in place, the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program has offered over 7,850 internship opportunities in Canada.

“By supporting young people today, we can help ensure they have opportunities to get the necessary experience to help build Canada’s future workforce as we work to build a net-zero future, said Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Environment and Climate Change Canada is also engaging young Canadians in leading the fight against climate change through the new Environment and Climate Change Youth Council, whose members were announced last week.


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