The training includes a specialized, self-directed, 70-hour training course with 25 hours of live and virtual sessions and roughly 45 hours of readings, video tutorials, and assignments. Additionally, the course includes presentations from non-profit experts on various topics in the sector to provide real-world insight. The youth intern is expected to attend a one-week intensive training boot camp and 2-hour monthly check-ins throughout their internship. In addition to the online materials, there are six assignments to complete. Once all the assignments have been completed, the intern will receive an official “certification of completion” and lifetime access to the course materials.
Eco-Internships is a non-profit organization designed to support youth in developing their career in the environmental field while addressing the human resources and staffing needs of environmental non-profits.
Providing training fundamentals about non-profit organizations, including structure, governance, and compliance.
Learn to be an asset to your organization by developing skills in fundraising with grant writing and donation support.
What is your passion when it comes to non-profit work? How can you develop your career in the environmental sector and advance in your vocation?
Public speaking, outreach, technology, and social media engagement are all part of this program's training plan.
Building your confidence as a leader will help promote and strengthen your nonprofit programs and activities.
Self care is a really important part of working in this sector. There is always so much to do and never enough time to do it all!
"The Intern Training Program has helped me grow as a professional in the non-profit sector, as a workplace communicator, and as an individual. It's strong emphasis on writing skills and board governance has directly translated into my internship placement while easing my transition into the energy management field."
- Isobel Anderson, 2023
"The internship program was valuable because it allowed me to fast-track my professional development in a way I simply couldn't do on my own in such a short time. I received a plethora of job-specific skills which I'll always carry with me and made connections with other interns and experienced professionals in the industry."
- Gerry Churchill, 2021
Each youth intern is assigned to a youth mentor who will help support and guide them in their role to ensure they have a successful internship experience. Mentors are NOT supervisors - instead, they are more like coaches, cheerleaders sounding boards, and supporters.