The International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative provides opportunities for Aboriginal youth to participate in international internships in developing countries.
The program aims to:
International Aboriginal youth internships consist of a two-month period in Canada and a four-month period spent in a developing country working on issues such as equality between men and women, the environment, health, education, small business development, and agriculture.
CIDA has selected eight organizations to deliver and manage the first round of internships. Organizations interested in applying to deliver future internships should keep in mind that the criteria may change. Information about new calls for proposals will be available here and on CIDA's Calls for Proposals page when available. The eight organizations offering internships in this round are:
If you are an Aboriginal youth interested in international development work, the International Aboriginal Youth Internships initiative may be for you! In order to be eligible for an internship, you must:
Some of the 2011-12 internships are now posted. Keep checking this website or subscribe to CIDA's RSS feeds for up-to-date information on internship opportunities.
Although the internship opportunities are displayed on the CIDA website, you must apply for positions directly with the Canadian organization responsible for managing the internship.
This initiative is part of CIDA's Global Citizens Program.