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Clean Leadership Summer Internships

Placing Nova Scotian youth with 915 week summer internships working on environmental projects in their community.

Contact us: CleanLeadership@cleanfoundation.ca

Clean Leadership Summer Internship Program Timeline

1989

Nova Scotia Environment launches the Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps (NSYCC).

2011

Clean becomes the program delivery agent.

2014

Indigenous Stream is established (15-week internship positions).

2017

Program is rebranded as Clean Leadership Summer Internship Program.

2018

High demand results in a 9-week Indigenous Stream.

2021

African Nova Scotian Internship Stream is established (15-week internship positions) 

Become a Host Employer

Clean Foundation partners with impact organizations to invest in training and employment for youth in the clean economy. Clean Leaders, 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.  

Specialized Internship Streams

The Indigenous stream employs youth who self-identify as Indigenous, preparing them to become professionals and leaders in their community and stewards of the environment.

The African Nova Scotian Internship stream employs youth who self-identify as Black, African Nova Scotian or an individual of African descent, providing participants with career connections and professional training.

Why host a summer intern?

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New Talent: 9 – 15 week internship placements

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OH&S resources and employer training provided

N

60 per cent wage subsidy

N

Interns will participate in professional development training and learning conference

N

Support youth employment and help them build skills

N

Access HR/Admin and payroll services

N

Intern Mentorship Program experiential learning

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Become an Intern

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, clean tech, waste management, food security, research, and more. The clean economy is growing, become an intern today and 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.

Am I eligible?

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Canadian citizen, person who has been granted refugee status in Canada or legally entitled to work in Canada

N

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

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A full-time student and intending to return to school in the fall

N

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

N

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

Latest Opportunities

Clean Leadership Summer Internship Program Timeline

1989

Nova Scotia Environment launches the Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps (NSYCC)

2011

Clean becomes the program delivery agent)

2014

Indigenous Stream is established (15-week internship positions)

2017

Program is rebranded as Clean Leadership Summer Internship Program

2018

High demand results in a 9-week Indigenous Stream

2021

African Nova Scotian Internship Stream is established (15-week internship positions)

Clean Leadership Summer Internship Program supported by:

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 Employer Testimonials

“The Clean Leaderhship program has had a very positive impact on the small coastal community of Lockeport. It has made it possible for us to advance our environmental agenda and for that we are very grateful.”

Town of Lockeport

“Clean Foundation internships are the difference between being able to engage young researchers on our projects and not being able to afford to hire anyone.”

Cape Breton University

 Intern Testimonials 

“Self-confidence was the most valuable skill I have developed. I was never truly ever able to have the confidence I needed to speak up for what I believed was right, but this internship taught me the importance of having self-confidence. I am a stronger person now than I was at the beginning of my internship.”

Intern with Eskasoni Band Council

“I have greatly enjoyed my experience with the Clean Foundation Summer Internship program. Interns are given access to a broad range of experiences that really distinguish them to future employers.”

Intern with Municipality of East Hants

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