Get funding to hire interns: CASC launches its Science Interns Outreach Project
July 28, 2010 - Gatineau. The Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) has funding available to support science and/or technology interns at your organisation. The Science Interns Outreach Project, with the support of Natural Resources Canada, will provide an opportunity to recent graduates in science or engineering to gain relevant and meaningful work experiences within their field of studies.
Based on the model of Natural Resources Canada’s Science and Technology Internship Program, the CASC’s Science Interns Outreach Project is open to any non-profit, for-profit, or non-federal government organisation. The CASC will provide up to 50% to a maximum of $1,100 per month of a qualifying interns salary. Projects must address a topic in the fields of Energy, Minerals and Metals, Forestry or Earth Sciences and provide a work experience that helps build the participants’ career in the natural sciences.
CASC President Dov Bercovici is pleased with the result. “I am delighted with this opportunity to provide early-career work experiences for youth and grateful for the support of Natural Resources Canada. With links to many scientific networks, CASC is well-positioned to expand the work of this successful program. I expect applications from many organisations, from both inside and outside our membership.”
CASC’s first application deadlines are August 13th, and September 3rd 2010, and funding is only available until March 31st 2011. Science Interns Outreach Project details and forms are available on the CASC website at : http://www.canadiansciencecentres.ca/home/?n=28-193〈=1
The Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) builds capacity for its members to inspire a creative and prosperous Canada through science and technology engagement. It is a non-profit organisation governed by an 11-member Board of Directors. Members of the association include science centres, science museums, nature centres, planetariums, outreach organisations and supporters in the field of informal learning. More than 8 million people visit CASC member organisations annually to learn about science and technology.
Natural Resources Canada’s Science and Technology Internship Program began in 1997 following the announcement of the Youth Employment Strategy led by Human Resources and Social Development Canada. In tandem with CASC, NRCan also has funding available for internships. For more information about that program and available funding, please visit the program on NRcan's website here.
Canadian Association of Science Centres