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International Youth Internship Program (IYIP)

The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) is part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. This program aims to provide youth aged 18 to 30, living in Canada, particularly those facing employment barriersFootnote 1, with the opportunity to acquire:

The Program supports Canadian organizations that send a wide range of interns interested in putting their time and skills to work for communities in developing countries.

Intern placements can range from 1 months to up to 9 months and include pre-departure and return training.

All program-related expenses, such as airfare, transportation costs, visa and passport fees, health insurance, pre-departure and post-internship training, etc., as well as the cost of living on-site, are covered.

Find out how to apply through one of the following organizations:

By 2029, IYIP aims to deploy over 900 interns to more than forty developing countries.

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