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International Youth Internship Program




Postsecondary graduates under 30

What should I know about this program?

The International Youth Internship Program offers you the opportunity to gain professional experience in international development while working abroad. This program will help you develop skills that will prepare you for future employment or to further your studies.

Internships are offered across 45 countries in a variety of sectors such as Gender Equality, Communications, Education, Human Rights, Social Services, Law, Agriculture, Marketing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Environment, Small Business Development. Internships last a minimum of 6 months and include pre-departure and re-integration training. In addition to starting an exciting career path, you may contribute to initiatives such as poverty reduction or advancing Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy.

Due to COVID19 related travel restrictions, internships are not currently offered abroad. Some partner organisations are adapting programs to offer virtual internships. The exact number of virtual opportunities are to be confirmed.

Am I eligible to apply?

You're eligible to apply if you...

  1. Are between the ages of 19-30 at the start of the internship
  2. Are a post-secondary graduate, graduate of a degree or diploma program in a university, college, post-secondary school of technology, post-secondary institute or a CEGEP (general and vocational college)
  3. Are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have refugee status

We're working on connecting you with opportunities - stay tuned

Here's what previous participants did!

  • Worked as a Counter Trafficking Consultant at the International Organization for Migration in Accra, Ghana
  • Contributed to a research project regarding Coral Bleaching in Belize's coral reef
  • Developed and delivered teaching material on environmental sustainability for girls only high school in Jamaica
  • Worked as a Legal Intern focusing on gender-based discrimination in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Provided clown therapy while working with children in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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