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Is your organization facing a climate action challenge? Looking for knowledgeable and enthusiastic help with climate change mitigation or adaptation? Apply for funding through the 2023 PICS Internship Program.

PICS internships provide $12,000 to support the hiring of university students at organizations pursuing climate change mitigation and adaptation research, planning or implementation.

Internships provide students with vital experience and exposure in a competitive growth job market, while helping solution seeker partners advance climate change solution-focused projects and efforts. 

A variety of organizations in British Columbia can apply, including provincial, regional, and local governments; non-governmental agencies; Indigenous Nations and communities; private companies; and Crown corporations.

Organizers must hire a student intern for a minimum of 13 weeks (or an alternative arrangement that distributes an equivalent number of total hours.) Successful applicants may top up this contribution to provide an appropriate wage for the student’s level of education and experience.

Eligible students must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at one of the four PICS partner institutions: the University of Victoria, the University of BC, Simon Fraser University or the University of Northern BC.

The deadline to apply has been extended to Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. PICS will notify organizations of a decision by the end of January 2023.

Read the Internship Program Guide for more information, and fill out an Internship Application Form. Questions? Email picsintern@uvic.ca

Apply for internship funding here.

Read the Internship Program Guide for more information, or email picsintern@uvic.ca with questions.