The CICan Clean Tech Internship Program provides potential interns with opportunities to work for eligible employers that are improving environmental and economic outcomes in Canada. Employers who hire an intern are eligible for a subsidy of up to $12,000. Interns must be graduates from a post-secondary program in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Please note that students currently on leave from STEM studies may also be eligible. Employers must contribute 30% of the subsidy toward the internship.

How The Program Works

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1. Employer Registration

To register as an employer, provide details about the internship. Internships must be a new and meaningful Clean Tech position or project. Employers must have an established payroll system and a process for supervising and mentoring an intern.

Eligible employers include:
• Small or medium-sized enterprises (SME), corporations or industry associations
• Post-secondary education institutions
• Non-government organizations (NGO)
• Aboriginal organizations or associations
• Municipal and local governments
• Provincial or territorial governments, institutions, agencies or Crown Corporations

2. Get Approval

Once you’ve applied, we’ll look over your application and notify you within 10 business days whether or not you are approved as an Employer.

3. Promote Internship

We will help by posting the internship on our website and social media channels. Employers also have access to our toolkit – full of promotional material including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn posts, blog content, posters and more.

4. Find A Match

Prospective interns should be directed to register as a CICan Clean Tech Intern and apply for the position on our website. Interns must be approved by the CICan team before starting the internship.

5. Start Internship and Receive Subsidy

Once you have found a match, we will issue you a contract and arrange for payment milestones. You will need to provide progress reports and submit invoices.