Please note that, due to the high volume of incoming questions and the need to provide answers in due time, the deadline to submit questions concerning the Call for Proposals for the Global Citizens Program: International Youth Internship Program was January 27, 2012. CIDA will not be in a position to answer directly questions received after January 27, nor will there be enough time for answers to be posted in the FAQs section after that date.
The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) launched a call for proposals for 2012-2014 for up to $10 million.
The deadline for submissions was February 9, 2012.
IYIP is a component of an employment program for Canadian graduates (ages 19 to 30 inclusive), part of the Career Focus stream of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES). Canada's YES provides Canadian youth with tools and experience they need to launch successful careers.
The objectives of the International Youth Internship Program are to:
CIDA will contribute up to $12,000 per intern for a minimum of five interns per year up to a maximum of 20 interns per year per organization to cover costs directly incurred by the intern and specified within the contribution agreement. CIDA will also provide the organization with an allowance of up to 20 percent of the total project cost—a maximum of $3,000—per intern to cover all administrative and overhead costs.
Organizations submitting proposals must be incorporated in Canada and have at least two years' experience working in the area of international development.
Organizations that currently have an active agreement under IYIP cannot submit an additional proposal unless their existing agreement is due to expire no later than July 31, 2012.
CIDA's Partnerships with Canadians Branch (PWCB) will assess all completed proposals on a comparative basis against the following three components, explained further in the IYIP guidelines:
Please refer to the application form for all other mandatory documents that must be submitted along with your application.
Please note that the Performance Measurement Framework (Word, 73 KB) is now available in Word format.
Completed proposals must have been submitted by February 9, 2012.
CIDA will not discuss applications until all organizations have been notified of decisions regarding their proposals. However, applicants can submit questions regarding the process or their individual proposals via email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. CIDA will post all questions and answers on the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website.
PWCB will contact successful applicants to discuss the contract details. PWCB will also send a letter to all unsuccessful candidates to inform them of the decision.