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Clean Leadership Summer Internships

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Clean Foundation partners with organizations to invest in training and employment for youth in the clean economy. Clean Leadership Summer Interns are trained with the knowledge and aptitude to become environmental stewards in their communities while delivering meaningful environmental projects during their 9 or 15-week summer internship. Organizations, located across Nova Scotia, who focus on climate change mitigation, conservation, waste management, cleantech, active transportation, research and other areas rooted in the clean economy are encouraged to apply.


Must be a Canadian citizen, a person who has been granted refugee status in Canada or are legally entitled to work in Canada.

Between the ages of 15 – 30 years old at the start of the internship.

A full-time high school or post-secondary student and intending to return to school in the fall.N

Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) during the internship.

From and/or will be residing in Nova Scotia for the duration of the internship.

Application Procedure

The Clean Leadership Summer Internship Program is a Nova Scotia-based program providing 15 – 30 year old’s with paid hands-on experience, mentorship and professional development training.  

Build your confidence and gain an enhanced appreciation for the environment and your community, acquiring essential skills for life-long learning. You will find internship projects available across Nova Scotia, focused on climate change mitigation, cleantech, waste management, food security, research, and more. The clean economy is growing—become an intern today and a leader of the clean economy tomorrow.  

Clean Leadership program also provides:

  • Specialized internship streams for Indigenous youth and youth who identify as Black, African Nova Scotian or a person of African descent.
  • Professional Development Conference and training programs.
  • End of summer showcase events.
  • Mentorship program.
  • Meaningful work experience.
  • Experiential learning and networking opportunities.

Official Website: Clean Leadership Summer Internships



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