Join our paid internship program!

JOIN THE ROOTS & SHOOTS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM!  

Are you interested in an environmental career? Join EYA’s Roots & Shoots Internship Program! We’re looking for six youth to join this fully-paid environmental job skills program which includes:

 

10-weeks of land-based job training (June 28 – September 3):  Spend 10 weeks developing your environmental job skills through hands-on land stewardship in east Vancouver. You’ll gain skills in native plant horticulture and ecological restoration, explore environmental education and group facilitation, and learn about medicinal plant use from Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers. You’ll also develop your employability skills in digital literacy, communication, personal management and project management.

 

12-week environmental work placement (September 6 – November 28): EYA staff will help you find a well-suited work placement in the environmental field that aligns with your values and career goals. You’ll receive one-on-one support throughout the work placement and help finding a job or returning to school after the placement.

 

VIEW FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE.

 

This program is full-time and will run Monday – Friday, 10AM – 4PM from June 28 – November 26 (*note: program hours/times are subject to change). Participants must be available for entirety of program.

 

This program is open to all youth ages 18 – 25 who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2, or living with a disability.  Participants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or refugees and be legally entitled to work in British Columbia.

 

COMPENSATION
Participants will be paid $15.20 / hour
Lunch and bus passes provided

 

LOCATION
Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin Ave), Renfrew Ravine (3998 Renfrew St) and remote online workshops.
Due to Covid-19, activities will be a combination of online and in-person and will adhere to guidelines and regulations of the BC Health Authority.

 

HOW TO APPLY
Apply using THIS APPLICATION FORM by May 30, 2021.

 

MORE INFORMATION
Questions? Our Roots & Shoots team would love to hear from you! Erica Ellis (Program Manager) – erica@eya.ca or 604-689-4446

 

FUTURE PROGRAM DATES
Roots & Shoots Alumni Cohort: October 11 – November 19

 

This program takes place on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territory.