Volunteering and internships abroad

Plan a safe and rewarding international experience.


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Getting involved in international development

Donate, volunteer in Canada or abroad, study or work in international development.

International Youth Internship Program (IYIP)

The program gives post-secondary graduates the opportunity to apply their knowledge, gain international work experience and develop skills in various sectors.

International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative

These internships consist of a three to six-month period spent in a developing country working on issues such as equality between men and women, the environment, health, education, small business development, and agriculture.

Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP)

The Volunteer Cooperation Program leverages the skills and expertise of thousands of volunteers in support of advancing Canada’s international development priorities.


Canada’s international efforts for development, trade and foreign policy.

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