Current Internships

GIVE International

GIVE INTERNATIONAL is a non-profit, relief and development organization committed to working alongside existing health, education, and child development organizations in the developing world. Please click here for more information


Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. (CCCI)‌ 
This is a CIDA IYIP opportunity, and is presently pending approval from CIDA.  However, students/graduates are welcome to proceed with our on-line application for early evaluation. Please click here for more information

The Coady Institute Offers International Youth Internship Opportunities

The Coady International Institute is currently recruiting dynamic community-minded Canadians between 19 and 30 years of age to participate in its Youth In Partnership international internship program. The program aims to provide recent Canadian university/college graduates experience working with the Coady’s partners in development practice.  The program begins with a three week orientation at the Coady Institute; a six-month in-country work placement; and a two week re-entry and debrief program in Canada.  

Coady Youth In Partnership associates are:

University/college graduate by the time the program begins in August 
Currently unemployed or under-employed 
Between 19 and 30 years of age
Canadian citizens or permanent residents eligible to work in Canada 
First time participants in the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES) 
For more information please visit  Coady International Institute  Please include job reference number SHCYIP2010/11.  We look forward to receiving your application. 

Thank you,

Natalie Abdou
Youth Programs Coordinator
Coady International Institute



Inter-American Development Bank
Employment Opportunities - Oportunidades de Empleo

The Inter-American Development Bank was established in 1959 as a development institution with novel mandates and tools.  Its mission is to promote economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The IDB today is the main source of multilateral financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as for regional integration. It provides loans, grants, guarantees, policy advice and technical assistance to the public and private sectors throughout the region.

We are pleased to announce the opening of all Summer Internship and Summer Diversity Programs (for undergraduate and graduate level students).  This year the Bank expects to hire no less than 40 interns, who will be contracted for a period of two/three months. During the internship, the students will be placed in one of the departments or units of the Bank and, to the extent possible, will be given assignments relevant to their current studies.

Candidates must verify which of the programs correspond to their professional profile, and submit their application through the Online Recruitment System. All the information related to the programs and/or specific vacancies are included in our website: - under the "Careers at IDB"  tab (at the bottom of the page).

Inés E. Clavier, HR Officer 
Human Resources Department 
Inter-American Development Bank 
Tel:  (202) 623 3182  - E-mail:
Working  towards the social and economic development of Latin America and the Caribbean  

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United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
UNRISD (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development) is now accepting applications for an intern for the Gender and Development Programme. Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled in a master’s or PhD degree programme (as per UN Secretariat rules regarding interns) in the social sciences, and have academic and some
professional experience in issues related to development.

Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10

Offshore School BC Programs – Study Abroad
Chinese Government Scholarship
Students from British Columbia will have the opportunity to study at a Chinese university on scholarships from the People’s Republic of China, in collaboration with the Ministries of Education and Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

Students studying abroad will gain valuable exposure to Chinese language, culture and business practices, as well as an opportunity to develop enriching life-long relationships across the Pacific.

The scholarships will be provided to graduating secondary school students and students enrolled in post-secondary studies in undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree programs. Full and partial scholarships are available.
There is an allowance for remedial Chinese language support for successful applicants who are not proficient in the language. Eligibility criteria, application procedures, application form and further information about the Chinese Scholarship are contained in the application package.

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Internship with the ICTR/ACSU in The Hague (The Netherlands)
In addition to Arusha and Kigali, applicants also have the possibility to apply for an internship with the Appeals Chamber Support Unit (ACSU) in The Hague. The ICTR/ACSU is composed of three functional Sub-Units which are the “Chamber Support Sub-Unit”, the “Other Registry Services Sub-Unit” and the “Language Services Sub-Unit”. Each of them accepts interns.


United Nations - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Internship Programme
The Internship Programme aims at promoting amongst the participants a better understanding of the United Nations and IFAD .  By the term “Intern”, IFAD intends outstanding undergraduates and graduates students who are offered the opportunity to acquire knowledge of a “real work” environment to the mutual benefit of both the Organization and the Intern.

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United Nations Development Program (UNDP) - Internships
Internships offer a small group of outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP's work. They are designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law.

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UNICEF Internship Programme
The UNICEF Internship Programme offers eligible/qualified students at both Headquarters and country offices the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

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Purpose of the internship programme
Internships for graduate students are available at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). These internships are intended to: 
a) increase the intern's understanding of current human rights issues at the international level and give them an insight into the work of the United Nations and OHCHR in particular; and 
b) provide OHCHR and the United Nations Human Rights mechanisms with the assistance and contribution of outstanding young students or graduates.

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Address for applications
Internship Programme - Intersnship Coordinator - Administrative Section
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Contact Information:

Global Development Institute

33844 King Road
Abbotsford, BC
Canada V2S 7M8

Edward Akuffo
Director, GDI

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