Are you an Indigenous youth in Alberta interested in environmental issues? Do you want to help your community address its current and future environmental challenges? Looking for a summer job that could open doors to an environmentally-focused career?
I-STEAM Pathways is a new internship program that provides opportunities for Indigenous youth to gain hands-on summer research experience with environmental experts from various disciplines. Students will engage in paid research internships (8-16 weeks, between May-August, 2020), working alongside University of Alberta researchers on environmental projects with direct relevance to Indigenous communities in Alberta.
Projects range from Indigenous law & environmental conservation, to exploring future energy transitions in rural communities, to assessing the impact of wildfire smoke on the health of Indigenous communities.
No previous research experience is required — the program is open to self-identified First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youth who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (in any discipline), and have completed at least one year of study in their post-secondary program. Due to the nature of the funding for the program, preference will be given to students from the Athabasca river basin and Wood Buffalo regions of Alberta.