RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS- Climate Services Intern

  • Deadline: July 7, 2023 at 11:59 pm

Position: Climate Services InternOrganization: CLIMAtlantic Inc.Location: virtual, must be in Atlantic Canada

Type: 12 month contract with possibility of extensionSalary Range: $45,000 – $55,000 annually, 37.5 hrs/ week with flexible work hours (based on qualifications and experience)Benefits: We offer a generous benefits packageConditions: Up to 30 years of age, requires approval under Science Horizon program (

If you are interested in helping Atlantic Canadians better understand the impacts from climate change and help them find approaches to managing and addressing those impacts, then this job might be for YOU!

Job Description

Are you interested in helping Atlantic Canadians better understand the impacts of climate change, and sharing approaches to manage and address those impacts? Our organization works with specialists across Atlantic Canada to engage with rights-holders and stakeholders, and provide information and guidance with respect to climate change projections, climate change adaptation tools, best practices, and training.

The Climate Services Intern will support the CLIMAtlantic team across Atlantic Canada in our work to engage with rights-holders and stakeholders, provide information and guidance with respect to climate change projections, facilitate access to climate change adaptation tools, best practices, training and information. The intern will also work on special projects and communications.


The successful Climate Services Intern must possess:

  • A university (or college) degree. Preference will be given to graduates with a degree in environmental sciences, environmental planning, engineering, geography, environmental studies, climate change, etc.
  • Some experience (1 year, can be spread out) in the environmental and climate change field (e.g., climate change science, climate change adaptation, stakeholder and community engagement approaches, land-use planning, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills, both written and spoken
  • Experience writing reports and proposals
  • The ability to multitask
  • The ability to thrive both as a member of several teams and independently (working remotely)
  • Relationship and network-building skills
  • Experience with social media writing and image creation is an asset
  • Experience using Canva, WordPress, Google Suite is an asset
  • Knowledge of database management is an asset
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset

The Climate Services Intern may travel throughout Atlantic Canada at times. Though the Climate Services Intern will engage regularly within their network, their work will require that they be self-motivated and are able to work with effectiveness and efficiency independently. The Climate Services Intern has a positive attitude and is both creative and proactive.

Eligibility requirements:   

  • Must be between 15 and 30 years old at the start of the internship;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;  must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have been granted refugee status;
  • Must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance during their internship;
  • Cannot be currently enrolled in school; and
  • Must be a 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).


Climate change is one of the greatest long-term challenges facing the world today. The science is clear and unambiguous: climate change is happening. Climate change and other associated environmental effects are impacting human and ecosystem health, as well as sectors with obvious climate sensitivities such as forestry, agriculture, fisheries, hydroelectricity, transportation, tourism, insurance, and trade. Geographic location, socioeconomic circumstance, and reliance on foods and the health of lands and waters, converge with climate change to create unique pressures for Indigenous, northern, remote and coastal communities in Canada.

CLIMAtlantic Inc. ( is a non-profit organization that is part of a national network of climate services centres (see the Canadian Centre for Climate Services). CLIMAtlantic identifies champions, builds relationships, shares information, leads where necessary and creates a space for all those interested in building resilience to the impacts of climate change.

To apply

Deadline: July 7th, 2023

To apply for the Climate Services Intern position please send a cover letter, your resumé, the names and contact information of two references, and where you originally saw this posting IN ONE DOCUMENT with your name in the document title to:

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, racialized, or marginalized individuals are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At CLIMAtlantic we strive to build a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.