The ClimateSense Professional Internship Program is designed to build adaptation capacity in recent post-secondary students, as well as host organizations within the public and private sectors.
A number of Island organizations were selected to host a recent post-secondary graduate for a six (6) to twelve (12) month internship for 2021. During this time, our interns worked with mentors within the host organization to complete a sector-specific adaptation project, and also took part in ClimateSense Training and Development Programs.
We are pleased to present our 2021 Internship Projects.
Abegweit First Nation
ClimateSense intern Chris Knockwood's project goal was to design and initiate an asset inventory, risk assessment, and adaptation strategy for the First Nation, which considered the expected effects of climate change. This included addressing ongoing home flooding issues due to heavy rain events, as well as working towards bringing electric vehicle charging stations to the community.
We are pleased to present Chris Knockwood's final project.