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.
Department of Health & Wellness
Climate Sense Intern Evan Wrigley partnered with the Department of Health and Wellness Mental Health & Addictions Capital Planning project management team is identifying site-wide adaptation opportunities within the redevelopment of the 30+ hectare Transportation Highways Depot/ new Hillsborough Hospital Campus. This work covers interventions at a variety of scales, including native and drought tolerant garden design, establishing a meadow landscape within degraded construction zones, and large-scale planning enhancing biodiversity and connections between existing ecosystems on-site and within the region.