International Internships

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH PROGRAM #IIIY

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Northern Council for Global Cooperation (NCGC), in partnership with the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC), BYTE Empowering Youth, Genuine Progress Index (GPI Atlantic), the Native Council of PEI (NCPEI) and Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq (CMM) are offering internships in 6 countries: Cambodia, Costa Rica, Guyana, Nepal and Myanmar. Over 5 years, these organizations will support 100 Indigenous Youth in engaging in community development both internationally and at home. By providing internships that give opportunities to gain transferable skills, learn about key development issues at home and abroad, and explore education and career pathways in the field of international development, interns will be better positioned to engage as active global citizens. This program will also strive to build confidence and experience in public engagement, and to build networks in the international development sector and intern's own communities that will allow them to put their skills and passion to work for positive change!

The internship program is funded by Global Affairs Canada as part of the International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) Initiative.

ELIGIBILITY
 

To be eligible for the International Internships for Indigenous Youth Program, you must meet all of the following criteria:
  • be an Indigenous person in Canada (Federally recognized as either status or non-status First Nations, Inuit, or Métis)

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident

  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 at the time of hiring

  • have not previously participated in an internship within the Global Affairs IYIP initiative (formerly CIDA and DFATD)

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada

  • not be a university graduate—graduate of a degree program from a university

  • Indigenous youth with a CEGEP or technical college diploma are eligible to apply!

PROGRAM DATES

Year 1 - Applications now closed.

  1. Pre-departure training mid-September 2018 (2 weeks)

  2. Internships begin October 2018 (16 weeks)

  3. Interns return January 2019

  4. Re-orientation training begins January 2019 (1 weeks)
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Year 2 
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Year 4 Year 5 
 INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

 
COUNTRY

 ORGANIZATION  JOB DESCRIPTION
 CAMBODIA       Thai Volunteer Service  Textile, Agricultural and Product Design Facilitator (2 Positions)
Research, Communications, and Technology Facilitator (2 Positions)
 COSTA RICA
Alianza Nacional de Ríos y Cuencas de Costa Rica 
Community Gardens Program Assistant (1 Position)
Cacao Cooperative Outreach Coordinator (2 Positions)
Rivers and Streams Policy Researcher (1 Position)

 GUYANA  Volunteer Youth Corps Inc.
Career Guidance Intern (2 Positions)
Robotics Support Intern (2 Positions)

 KENYA


 Rift Valley Resource Centre


Program Assistant (4 Positions)


 NEPAL


 Rural Institution for Community Development (RICOD)


Program Support Intern (4 Positions)



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Check out this video of past interns from Baker Lake, Nunavut and their experience as interns in Durban, South Africa

and learn about our partner in Costa Rica!
 

PROGRAM PRIVATE SPONSORS

Thank you Air North, Canadian North and Klondike Travel for supporting year 1 of the IIIY Program!

Air North

Canadian North Airlines


Klondike Travel


For more information contact: Dylan Letendre, IIIY Program Manager, Halifax: dylan@acic-caci.org 

or

Brittney Potvin, IIIY Program Coordinator, Whitehorse: brittney@ncgc.ca