GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 09, 2020

Apply now for the 2020-2021 GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment!

The GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment, with support from the Sustainability Network, offers young leaders (aged 18-30) the chance to gain invaluable training and experience from Canada’s top environmental champions on Parliament Hill. The program runs from September 2020-June 2021 and includes a monthly stipend totalling $25,000.

Interns work full-time in the Parliament Hill office of a Member of Parliament (MP) with a proven record of environmental leadership. Reflecting GreenPAC’s commitment to nonpartisanship, host MPs come from across the political spectrum and from every major national political party. During this time, Interns gain a deep, day-to-day understanding of the federal government, becoming well-versed in policy research, legislative affairs, communications and constituency work while also supporting Ottawa’s strongest environmental champions. Outside the office, Interns meet leaders from the nonprofit and business sectors, attend exclusive events, and take part in a range of leadership development programming.

There are some great MP partners from farming communities who are working on agriculture files, so there could be some terrific prospective fits for young farmers interested in the internship. 

As change comes in many forms, GreenPAC welcomes applications from young leaders no matter their level or type of education. We particularly encourage individuals who self-identify as female, LGBTQ2S+, Indigenous, a person of colour, or having a disability to apply.

GreenPAC is committed to equity and inclusion in all stages of its selection process. If you have any questions or require reasonable accommodations during the application process, please contact prior to the application deadline. Applications are due at midnight (EST) on March 31, 2020.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must be:

  • Between the ages of 18-30 (as of September 1, 2020)
  • Eligible to work in Canada

Selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated passion for the environment through education, employment and/or extra-curricular involvement
  • Leadership experience and community involvement
  • Prior political engagement (i.e. volunteering on an election campaign, membership in a political party, organizing get-out-the-vote drives, etc.) is an asset, but not required
  • Bilingualism in French and English is an asset, but not required

>> Learn more on the GreenPAC website! <<

View more farm jobs and apprenticeships here. 

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