Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) supports BC organizations to pursue climate action through their Internship Program. Their call for proposals is now open.

PICS internships support the hiring of university students at the workplaces of British Columbia governments, NGOs, industry and communities that are pursuing climate change mitigation and adaptation research, planning or implementation.

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

An internship award provides $12,000 to BC provincial, regional, and local governments, and BC-based non-governmental agencies, indigenous communities, private companies and Crown corporations to 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 enrolment, in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at one of the four PICS partner institutions: UVic, UBC, SFU or UNBC.

The deadline to submit the application is Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. PICS will give notification of decisions by mid-February 2023.

For complete information about this annual call please read the Internship Program Guide and submit an Internship Application Form, or visit the PICS website. Questions? Email

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