Science Horizons Youth Internship Program in STEM-related fields


On July 25, 2023 the launch of 581 scientific research jobs for young Canadian post-secondary graduates was announced, now open for applications through the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program.

Through the program, four companies — BioTalent Canada, Clean Foundation, Colleges and Institutes Canada, and ECO Canada — have been chosen to place post-secondary graduates in internship positions in environmental science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) across Canada for 2023–25. In partnering with the Government of Canada, they will match 581 young graduates with employers, providing the graduates with invaluable experience and an opportunity to actively work in their area of specialized knowledge, while hiring organizations will benefit from their new energy, ideas, and approaches.


Youth aged 15–30 who have graduated from a post-secondary institution are eligible to become interns under this program, especially those who may be facing complex employment barriers.

Eligible interns are:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status
  • not in receipt of Employment Insurance during their internship
  • graduate of degree or diploma programs from universities, colleges, post-secondary schools of technology, post-secondary institutes and CEGEP (collège d’enseignement général et professionnel, Québec)


Up to $25,000 in Science Horizons Youth Internship Program funding is available to employers for wage subsidies and up to $5,000 in funding for supporting services, such as skills development and training for each intern they hire. Interns will gain experience working in the environmental and clean technology sectors for 6 to 12 months.

About the Program:

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program has been in place for more than 25 years and has delivered over 8,000 internship opportunities in Canada. The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program is delivered with the help of independent, third-party organizations.