BioTalent Canada Science Horizons Youth Internship Program

Description:

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program is a wage subsidy initiative to help recent graduates eligible to work in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields acquire work experience fields linked to the green economy.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $25,000 and will cover up to 80% of the participants salary. In addition to the wage subsidy contribution, employers may be eligible up to a maximum of $5,000 for training, skills development, and/or wrap-around services; please contact Jennifer Ash, Project Manager, for more details at jash@biotalent.ca.Funding by another federally-funded program like IRAP, Mitacs, etc. is not accepted.

Eligibility:

Employers must:

  • Be individuals
  • Be for-profit organizations (small- or medium-sized enterprises, corporations, or industry associations)
  • Be provincial and territorial, municipal and local governments including institutions, agencies and Crown Corporations,
  • Be post-secondary institutions
  • Be organizations, including but not limited to non-government organizations, including non-profit organizations, Aboriginal organizations, including band councils/tribal councils and local organizations
  • Provide an internship position in an environmental STEM field linked to the green economy
  • Provide a full-time internship with a required duration between 6-12 months
  • Establish and maintain a process for supervising and mentoring an intern.
  • contribute as at least 50% of the total cost of each internship.

The intern must:

  • Be aged 30 or under at the beginning of the internship
  • have graduated from a post-secondary institution (does not have to be a STEM grad),
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred,
  • legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations,
  • not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

Other Things to Note:

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program is financed by the government through 5 delivery organizations, including ECO Canada, Colleges and Institutes Canada and BioTalent Canada (covered in this database). Clean Foundation, and The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) are the other 2 delivery organizations.

Applications for Science Horizons Youth Internship Program are no longer being accepted.  

Testimonials:

Green Crossovers – Emerging horizons in Canada’s bio-economy

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