International Youth Internship Program (IYIP)

For more information about the below-mentioned initiatives, please visit the Canadian Government Website

Atlantic Council for International Cooperation

This project will provide 40 Canadian youth with internships throughout Africa and the Caribbean. The internships will focus on securing the future of children and youth, increasing food security and stimulating economic growth in these countries. Interns will help local partner organizations prepare educational and communications material, facilitate and design workshops, and organize events.

Canadian Bar Association

This project will provide 40 Canadian youth with internships throughout Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. The internships will focus on securing a future for children and youth, advancing democracy, stimulating economic growth, and promoting security and stability in these countries. Interns will support local partners in promoting democratic development through strengthening the rule of law, protecting human rights, and increasing access to justice and legal empowerment.

Canadian Co-operative Association

This project will provide 26 Canadian youth with internships throughout Africa and Asia. The internships will focus on increasing food security and stimulating sustainable economic growth in these countries. Interns will help local partner co-operatives and their members undertake agricultural activities to meet food and income needs, including financing and operating small and medium-sized enterprises.

Carrefour de solidarité internationale (in French)

This project will provide 32 Canadian youth with internships throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Interns will support local partners on initiatives focused on promoting equality between women and men, strengthening governance, and stimulating sustainable economic growth.

Centre de solidarité internationale du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (in French)

This project will provide 30 Canadian youth with internships throughout Africa and Latin America. Through training and outreach activities, interns will support partner organizations and the local population in areas such as sustainable agricultural development, community health, school dropout prevention, climate change adaptation and sustainable natural resource management.

Centre for Global Studies – University of Victoria

This project will provide 20 Canadian youth with internships throughout Asia. The internships will focus on improving the livelihoods of marginalized migrant communities in these countries. Interns will work on initiatives benefiting migrants, especially women and children, who are vulnerable to poverty, food insecurity, precarious employment and human rights abuses.

Comité de Solidarité de Trois-Rivières (in French)

This project will provide 37 Canadian youth with internships throughout the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. The internships will focus on improving health, education, agricultural practices, tourism, economic growth, governance and human rights in these countries. Interns will provide training and technical support, conduct research, and create and reinforce economic activities.

Cuso International

This project will provide 40 Canadian youth with internships throughout the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. The internships will focus on improving food security in rural communities. Interns will help local partners build capacity and support community-based organizations within model forest communities to transition to functional co-operatives while ensuring their production systems are sustainable and have minimal environmental impacts.

Développement international Desjardins

This project will provide 22 Canadian youth with internships throughout Africa. Interns will work in the areas of financial services for small businesses, communications, marketing, accounting, human resources and gender equality. Interns will support local partners in improving their services and making financial services more accessible to the least fortunate segment of the population.

Douglas College

This project will provide 40 Canadian youth with internships in Uganda. The internships will focus on improving the health and basic life skills of the local community, especially young single mothers and children, and youth at risk. Interns will support local partners to establish community libraries, provide health-literacy programs, and participate in child and youth support programs.