Clean Leadership Summer Internships

Intern applications for 2023 are now closed.

Why become a Clean Leader?

Youth ages 15-30 can get paid hands-on work experience through the Clean Leadership Summer Internship Program. Become a Clean Leader and build your confidence through our professional development opportunities and acquire skills for life-long learning. The clean economy is growingbecome an intern today and leader of the clean economy tomorrow.

Paid, meaningful work experience

Gain practical work experience that will build your confidence and skillset for work in the clean economy.

Networking opportunities

Take part in discussion groups with other interns and employers plus showcase your work at the end of summer.

Professional development

Attend professional development sessions with subject matter experts.


Learn first-hand from industry professionals and have strategic career-focused discussions.

Inclusive workforce

Clean works to develop the clean economy workforce and support employment equity. To do this, we work with host employers to bring equitable internship opportunities to underrepresented youth including Indigenous, Black and African Nova Scotian youth. 

Indigenous Internship Opportunities

Employment opportunities for youth who self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit, preparing them to become leaders in their community and stewards of the environment.

Black & African Nova Scotian Internship Opportunities

Employment Opportunities for youth who self-identify as Black, African Nova Scotian or an individuals of African descent, providing participants with career connections and professional training in the clean economy.

Intern applications now closed.

Intern applications for 2023 are now closed. Thank you to those who applied. 

Become a Clean Leader

Your summer as a Clean Leader

Get networking

Get networking


  • Attend the Clean Leadership Conference for 2 and a half days of networking and professional development.
Start your internship

Start your internship

May & June

  • 15-week interns begin their placements in May.
  • 9-week interns begin their placements in June.
Meet your mentor

Meet your mentor

All summer long

  • Receive career guidance from an industry professional through the Clean Leadership Mentorship Program.
Clean checks in

Clean checks in

July and August

  • The Workforce Development team at Clean will organize virtual or in-person check-ins with you and your workplace to ensure you’re getting a great experience.
Showcase your summer

Showcase your summer

Late August

  • Wrap up your summer with fellow Clean Leaders at the Summer Showcase where you’ll hear about everyone’s summer projects.

Peter Paul-Googoo

9-week Clean Leader

“Clean Foundation came into my life as an opportunity I didn’t even know I was looking for. From networking to career develop, I feel as if the Clean Foundation provides a very professional environment for kinds of experiences and backgrounds. As a First Nations individual from Membertou, the cultural diversity and appropriate representation of BIPOC to this level, I have not experienced anywhere else.” 

Cole MacNutt

15-week Clean Leader

“The Clean Leadership Program has helped me figure out that this field of work is what I am truly passionate about. I worked for a fantastic company, and I hope Clean can help other future employees the way they helped me.” 

Maddy MacPherson

15-week Clean Leader

“If you are considering applying to an internship position with Clean, do it! It is not just a summer job, but an opportunity to improve yourself for your future.” 

Get in touch.

Have questions? If you’re interested in learning more about the Clean Leadership Summer Internship Program, reach out to us. 

Clean Leadership Summer Internship Program is supported by:

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