Roots & Shoots Internship


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


10-weeks of land-based job training (February 16-April 24):  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 skills in digital literacy, communication, and project management.


12-week environmental work placement (April 26 – July 16): 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.


This program is full-time and will run Tuesday – Saturday, 10AM – 4PM from February 16 – July 16. 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 will be paid $14.60 / hour
Lunch and bus passes provided


Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin Ave) and Renfrew Ravine (3998 Renfrew St).
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.


Applications are currently closed. Keep an eye on this space for future openings!


Questions? Our Roots & Shoots team would love to hear from you! Erica Ellis (Program Manager) – or 604-689-4446


Jun 28 – Nov 26, 2021 (Land-based job training Jun 28 – Sep 3 / Work placement Sep 6 – Nov 26) More dates to come


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


  • Categories: Indigenous Knowledge, Medicinal Plants, Native Plants, Rewilding, Work Experience

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