The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) is a 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 funds selected Canadian partner organizations (CPOs) to deliver IYIP projects in accordance with agreed administrative and financial procedures. Funding is provided for a variety of costs related to the internship, including travel, living allowance, and administrative costs. CIDA allocates up to $12,000 per internship to selected Canadian partner organizations.
Selected Canadian partners work with overseas partner organizations to design, deliver and monitor internships supporting local development projects that reflect CIDA's Key Development Challenges. Interns are recruited by the CPOs to carry out the development-related activities identified in a work plan established by all parties. When interns return to Canada, they take part in outreach activities organized by the CPOs to share their experience and insights on development issues.
To be eligible for the International Youth Internship Program, an intern must be:
For more information, see the FAQs for interns. The applicant MUST meet all eligibility criteria at the time of signing their contract with their Canadian partner organization.
Canadian partner organizations do their own recruiting for the International Youth Internship Program. If you are interested in applying, consult available internships or the websites of the Canadian partner organizations.
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