International Youth Internship Program (IYIP)

The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) is part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

It offers Canadian youth the opportunity to:

Internships are offered through different Canadian partner organizations across 45 countries. Applicants can choose from a variety of sectors, such as:

Internships last a minimum of six months and include pre-departure and re-integration training. In addition to starting an exciting career path, interns will contribute to poverty reduction and help to advance Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy. In order to qualify, Canadian youth must be:

For the 2018-2022 period, IYIP internships are offered through the following Canadian partner organizations:

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Find out which organizations are recruiting in your country of interest

Click on a country to see which organizations are currently working there.

Asia

Cambodia

Organizations currently working in country: Marine Institute of Memorial University
Internship sector(s):
Human rights; Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution; Employment policy and administrative management; Environmental policy and administrative management

Organizations currently working in country: United Nations Association in Canada
Internship sector(s):
Environmental education/ training; Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Education policy and administrative management; Vocational training; Higher education

Indonesia

Organizations currently working in country: United Nations Association in Canada
Internship sector(s):
Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Environmental policy and administrative management; Urban development and management; Rural development

Kyrgyzstan

Organizations currently working in country: Canadian Bar Association
Internship sector(s):
Legal and judicial development; Human right's; Women’s equality organisations and institutions

Laos

Organizations currently working in country: United Nations Association in Canada
Internship sector(s):
Anti-corruption organisations and institutions; Legal and judicial development; Democratic participation and civil society

Malaysia

Organizations currently working in country: Alternatives
Internship sector(s):
Democratic participation and civil society; Media and free flow of information; Information and communication technology (ICT)

Myanmar

Organizations currently working in country: Canadian Bar Association
Internship sector(s):
Legal and judicial development; Human right's; Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Democratic participation and civil society

Philippines

Organizations currently working in country: Alternatives
Internship sector(s):
Democratic participation and civil society; Media and free flow of information; Information and communication technology (ICT)

Organizations currently working in country: Marine Institute of Memorial University
Internship sector(s):
Bio-diversity; Environmental education/ training; Environmental research; Women’s equality organisations and institutions

Sri Lanka

Organizations currently working in country: Alternatives
Internship sector(s):
Democratic participation and civil society; Media and free flow of information; Information and communication technology (ICT)

Thailand

Organizations currently working in country: United Nations Association in Canada
Internship sector(s):
Educational research; Health education; Anti-corruption organisations and institutions; Human rights

Organizations currently working in country: Youth Challenge International
Internship sector(s):
Vocational training; Basic life skills for youth and adults

Vietnam

Organizations currently working in country: Marine Institute of Memorial University
Internship sector(s):
Environmental education/ training; Environmental research; Agro-industries; Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Education policy and administrative management; Basic life skills for youth and adults; Vocational training; Higher education

Organizations currently working in country: Canadian Bar Association
Internship sector(s):
Legal and judicial development; Human right's; Women’s equality organisations and institutions

Europe

Bosnie and Herzegovina

Organizations currently working in country: Alternatives
Internship sector(s):
Democratic participation and civil society; Media and free flow of information; Information and communication technology (ICT)

Serbia

Organizations currently working in country: Canadian Bar Association
Internship sector(s):
Legal and judicial development; Human right's; Women’s equality organisations and institutions

Ukraine

Organizations currently working in country: Canadian Bar Association
Internship sector(s):
Legal and judicial development; Human right's; Democratic participation and civil society

Organizations currently working in country: United Nations Association in Canada
Internship sector(s):
Democratic participation and civil society; Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Decentralisation and support to subnational government; Anti-corruption organisations and institutions

Latin America and the Caribbean:

Antigua and Barbuda

Organizations currently working in country: Bow Valley College
Internship sector(s):
 Early childhood education

Belize

Organizations currently working in country: Marine Institute of Memorial University
Internship sector(s):
 Water resources conservation (including data collection); Fishing policy and administrative management; Tourism policy and administrative management; Bio-diversity; Environmental policy and administrative management; Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Environmental research

Bolivia

Organizations currently working in country: L'AMIE (only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Basic life skills for youth and adults

Colombia

Organizations currently working in country: Alternatives
Internship sector(s):
Democratic participation and civil society; Media and free flow of information; Information and communication technology (ICT)

Organizations currently working in country: Centre de solidarité internationale du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Mineral/mining policy and administrative management; Agricultural education/training; Education policy and administrative management

Organizations currently working in country: United Nations Association in Canada
Internship sector(s):
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution; Human rights; Energy generation, renewable sources – multiple technologies; Rural development

Costa Rica

Organizations currently working in country: Alternatives
Internship sector(s):
Democratic participation and civil society; Media and free flow of information; Information and communication technology (ICT)

Dominica

Organizations currently working in country: Bow Valley College
Internship sector(s):
Education policy and administrative management

Dominican Rep.

Organizations currently working in country: Carrefour de solidarité internationale (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Agricultural research; Site preservation; Rural development

Ecuador

Organizations currently working in country: Centre de solidarité internationale du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (website only available in french)
Internship sector(s): Health education; Social/welfare services; Agricultural development; Environmental education/ training

Guatemala

Organizations currently working in country: Bow Valley College
Internship sector(s):
 Early childhood education

Guyana

Organizations currently working in country: Canadian Bar Association
Internship sector(s):
Legal and judicial development; Human right's; Women’s equality organisations and institutions

Haiti

Organizations currently working in country: Carrefour de solidarité internationale (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Agricultural research; Agricultural co-operatives

Organizations currently working in country: SUCO
Internship sector(s):
Environmental policy and administrative management; Communications policy and administrative management; Food crop production; Agricultural financial services

Honduras

Organizations currently working in country: L'AMIE (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Basic life skills for youth and adults

Organizations currently working in country: SUCO
Internship sector(s):
Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Health education; Information and communication technology (ICT); Agricultural policy and administrative management; Agricultural development; Food crop production; Livestock

Jamaica

Organizations currently working in country: Bow Valley College
Internship sector(s):
Basic life skills for youth and adults; Women’s equality organisations and institutions

Organizations currently working in country: Education internationale
Internship sector(s):
Promotion of development awareness

Nicaragua

Organizations currently working in country: Carrefour de solidarité internationale (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Agricultural research; Site preservation; Rural development

Organizations currently working in country: Mer et Monde (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Basic health care; Early childhood education; Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Social/welfare services; Agricultural education/training; Agricultural co-operatives; Mineral/mining policy and administrative management

Organizations currently working in country: L'AMIE (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Basic life skills for youth and adults

Peru

Organizations currently working in country: Bow Valley College
Internship sector(s):
Health education

Organizations currently working in country: Carrefour de solidarité internationale (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Basic nutrition; Family planning; Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Democratic participation and civil society; Human rights; Information and communication technology (ICT)

Organizations currently working in country: Education internationale
Internship sector(s):
Promotion of development awareness

Middle East and North Africa

Jordan

Organizations currently working in country: Youth Challenge International
Internship sector(s):
Vocational training; Basic life skills for youth and adults

Tunisia

Organizations currently working in country: Alternatives
Internship sector(s):
Democratic participation and civil society; Media and free flow of information; Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Information and communication technology (ICT)

Sub-Saharan Africa

Burkina Faso

Organizations currently working in country: Centre de solidarité internationale du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Basic life skills for youth and adults; Agricultural development

Organizations currently working in country: SUCO
Internship sector(s):
Early childhood education; Health education; Social/welfare services; Social mitigation of HIV/AIDS; Agricultural development; Environmental education/ training

Cameroon

Organizations currently working in country: Alternatives
Internship sector(s):
Democratic participation and civil society; Media and free flow of information; Education facilities and training

Djibouti

Organizations currently working in country: Youth Challenge International
Internship sector(s):
Vocational training; Basic life skills for youth and adults

Ethiopia

Organizations currently working in country: Bow Valley College
Internship sector(s):
Education policy and administrative management

Organizations currently working in country: Youth Challenge International
Internship sector(s):
Vocational training; Basic life skills for youth and adults

Gabon

Organizations currently working in country: Youth Challenge International
Internship sector(s):
Vocational training; Basic life skills for youth and adults

Gambia

Organizations currently working in country: Youth Challenge International
Internship sector(s):
Vocational training; Basic life skills for youth and adults

Ghana

Organizations currently working in country: United Nations Association in Canada
Internship sector(s):
Communications policy and administrative management; Anti-corruption organisations and institutions

Organizations currently working in country: Youth Challenge International
Internship sector(s):
Vocational training; Basic life skills for youth and adults

Kenya

Organizations currently working in country: Bow Valley College
Internship sector(s):
Education policy and administrative management; Basic life skills for youth and adults; Secondary education; Social mitigation of HIV/AIDS

Organizations currently working in country: Canadian Bar Association
Internship sector(s):
Legal and judicial development; Human right's; Women’s equality organisations and institutions

Liberia

Organizations currently working in country: Youth Challenge International
Internship sector(s):
Vocational training; Basic life skills for youth and adults

Madagascar

Organizations currently working in country: L'AMIE (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Basic life skills for youth and adults

Organizations currently working in country: Canadian Bar Association
Internship sector(s):
Legal and judicial development; Democratic participation and civil society; Environmental policy and administrative management

Namibia

Organizations currently working in country: Canadian Bar Association
Internship sector(s):
Legal and judicial development; Human right's; Women’s equality organisations and institutions

Rwanda

Organizations currently working in country: Bow Valley College
Internship sector(s):
Education policy and administrative management

Organizations currently working in country: L'AMIE (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Basic life skills for youth and adults

Organizations currently working in country: United Nations Association in Canada
Internship sector(s):
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development; Employment policy and administrative management; Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution; Decentralisation and support to subnational government

Senegal

Organizations currently working in country: Carrefour de solidarité internationale (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Agricultural co-operatives; Democratic participation and civil society

Organizations currently working in country: Centre de solidarité internationale du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Social/welfare services; Business support services and institutions; Environmental education/ training; Rural development

Organizations currently working in country: Mer et Monde (website only available in French)
Internship sector(s): Teacher training; Basic life skills for youth and adults; Early childhood education; Basic health care; Basic nutrition; Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Social/welfare services; Culture and recreation; Agricultural education/training; Agricultural co-operatives; Environmental education/ training

Organizations currently working in country: SUCO
Internship sector(s):
Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Environmental policy and administrative management; Agricultural policy and administrative management; Food crop production; Agricultural development; Livestock; Waste management / disposal; Basic nutrition

Organizations currently working in country: Youth Challenge International
Internship sector(s):
Vocational training; Basic life skills for youth and adults

South Africa

Organizations currently working in country: Alternatives
Internship sector(s):
Democratic participation and civil society; Media and free flow of information; Information and communication technology (ICT)

Organizations currently working in country: Canadian Bar Association
Internship sector(s):
Legal and judicial development; Human right's; Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Democratic participation and civil society; Environmental policy and administrative management

Tanzania

Organizations currently working in country: Bow Valley College
Internship sector(s):
Education policy and administrative management; Basic life skills for youth and adults

Organizations currently working in country: Marine Institute of Memorial University
Internship sector(s):
Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Bio-diversity; Environmental research; Environmental policy and administrative management; Fishery research; Fishery development; Fishing policy and administrative management

Uganda

Organizations currently working in country: Alternatives
Internship sector(s):
Democratic participation and civil society; Media and free flow of information; Women’s equality organisations and institutions; Information and communication technology (ICT)

Zimbabwe

Organizations currently working in country: United Nations Association in Canada
Internship sector(s):
Educational research; Agricultural policy and administrative management; Energy generation, renewable sources – multiple technologies; Communications policy and administrative management

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