AFRICA

1.  Help the Aged Canada (HTAC )  

Organization: Help the Aged Canada

HTAC'S MANDATE is to promote the health, well-being and social inclusion of the vulnerable elderly and other older adults. We partner with national and international organizations to support, facilitate and encourage effective and sustainable community programs and services that help the elderly to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life and increase their capacity to contribute to their community.

Web Site: http://www.helptheaged.ca

Where: Tema, Ghana

Position Description: To improve access to health care and to promote a healthy lifestyle for the elderly; to raise public awareness of issues affecting the elderly and advocate for positive social policy formation.

 Deadline:

 To apply:  Please visit website.

 

2.  Canadian Crossroads International / Carrefour Canadien International (CCI)

Organization: Canadian Crossroads International / Carrefour Canadien International

Canadian Crossroads International is an international volunteer cooperation agency that brings together citizens and organizations in Canada and developing countries in order to reduce poverty, combat HIV/AIDS and promote women's rights.  CCI believes in the engagement of the Canadian public as an essential element of this approach and work in this respect with organizations and individuals throughout Canada. 

Web Site: http://www.cciorg.ca

Where: Accra, Ghana

Position Description: Building on its strengths and current programming, Pro-Link is working towards providing integrated services to PHAs (persons living with HIV or AIDS) and the general public through the establishment of a centre. The services they would be providing include voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), country kitchen (PHAs cooking their own food and having a meal a day), a resource centre, recreational facilities, a referral service that would include referral for ARV and legal services.

Deadline:

 To apply:  Please visit website for information.

 

ASIA/PACIFIC
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1. The Coop Japan Program

Organization:

 This program is open to all Canadian university students who want to gain experience in a Japanese business.

Website:  http://www.thecoopjapanprogram.com/home/index.php

Where: Japan (various)

To apply:  Please visit the website for more information

2. The JET Program

Organization:

This program is advertised around campus as well and it is has a good reputation.  You are placed in a teaching position (English) in either a larger city ie: Tokyo/Osaka or a smaller city with a fairly good salary as well.

Website: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/jet/

Where:  Tokyo or Osaka Japan

Position Description: English teacher.

To Apply:   Please visit the website for more information

 3. Canadian Education Centre - Canberra

Organization: Canadian High Commission Internships

Currently, the High Commission is able to offer internships specializing in Public Affairs (including media, public relations and information services) and International Education.  The program is designed to provide interns with an opportunity to be involved with government to government affairs and to gain a general understanding of Canada-Australia relations through the work of the High Commission.

Website: http://geo.international.gc.ca/asia/australia/employment/internships-en.asp

Where: Canberra, Australia

Position Description: The position will involve liaison with staff and students at Australian universities and colleges, as well as with other education-related organizations and the general public; and general administrative duties in support of the unit's operations. The position will offer work experience opportunities in foreign affairs, corporate communications, international education, marketing and academic and student relations.

Deadline: February 1 for first term, August 1 for second term.

To apply:  Please review website for more information.  Email Ms. Judy Robertson at judy.robertson@international.gc.ca.

4. Public Affairs Section – Canberra

Organization: Canadian High Commission Internships

Currently, the High Commission is able to offer internships specializing in Public Affairs (including media, public relations and information services) and International Education.  The program is designed to provide interns with an opportunity to be involved with government to government affairs and to gain a general understanding of Canada-Australia relations through the work of the High Commission.

Website: http://geo.international.gc.ca/asia/australia/employment/internships-en.asp

Where:  Canberra, Australia

Position Description: The position of Intern in the Public Affairs Section offers work experience opportunities in foreign affairs and public diplomacy; communications; public affairs and media. The position is available for a period of six to nine months.

Deadline:

To apply: Please review website for more information.  Email Ms. Judy Robertson at judy.robertson@international.gc.ca.

 

EASTERN EUROPE AND COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES
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1. The Partnerships for Tomorrow Program Phase II

Description: This program is funded by Canadian International Development Agency and focuses on Canadian ties and general reconstruction of Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Balkans. This program works in conjunction with other agencies of which the applicants must be members. Currently, the available countries include: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan and Ukraine.
Application Deadline: The application must be received by 28th of the month 60 days prior to the beginning of the project.
Application Requirements: http://www.aucc.ca/ptp-ppa/about/eligibility_e.html
(Please read carefully as these are very strict!);
the evaluation criteria can be found here: http://www.aucc.ca/ptp-ppa/about/evaluation_e.html
Official Website: http://www.aucc.ca/ptp-ppa/index_e.html
Apply: both the applications and the instructions can be found here:
http://www.aucc.ca/ptp-ppa/apply_e.html

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
350 Albert Street, suite 600
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1
Tel: (613) 563-1236
Fax: (613) 563-9745
E-mail: info@aucc.ca

LATIN AMERICA
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1.Future Watch Environmental Development and Education Partners (Future Watch EDEP)

Organization: FutureWatch Environmental Development and Education Partners

Host Organization: Consejo Boliviano para la Certificación Forestal Voluntaria CFV-Bolivia

The mandate of the organization is to involve individuals from diverse ethno-specific communities who are economically and socially disenfranchised, particularly youth, children, senior and women, to take an active leadership role in implementing their own solutions to building healthy, sustainable communities through the use of participatory action-learning approaches.

Web Site: http://www.futurewatch.net and http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/cpb/zonejeun.nsf/En/JEF-426152131-QPZ

Where: Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Position Description: The intern will join the Bolivian Council for Voluntary Forestry Certification and will help with the "Forestry Eco Business" ("EcoNegocios Forestales") initiative promoting Bolivia's role in areas related to rural development, forest certification, conservation of the natural resources, and market tendencies related to certified products.

Deadline:

To apply: http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/CIDAWEB/acdicida.nsf/En/JUD-121411119-LZ2

2.Netcorps Program: Ecuador—23999 - Information Communication Technology Assistant HIV/AIDS National Program

Organization:

Host agency: Pan American Health Organization – Ecuador

The NetCorps program gives young Canadians the opportunity to participate in innovative overseas placements in the field of international development and information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Website: http://www.netcorps-cyberjeunes.org/nouveau-siteweb/home.php?tpl=orange

Where: Ecuador

Position details: To develop a database that will analyze the HIV/AIDS situation in the 200 most economically disadvantaged communities in Ecuador; To help define the impact of the disease in these communities, and; To evaluate and monitor the degree to which the information gathered will help meet the Millennium Development Goals.

Deadline:

To apply: http://www.netcorps-cyberjeunes.org/nouveau-siteweb/applyingForm.php

 

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
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We’re Sorry, we’ve been unable to identify any internships in this world region at the present time.  Updates to follow.

 

NORTH AMERICA 
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We’re Sorry, we’ve been unable to identify any internships in this world region at the present time.  Updates to follow.

 

WESTERN EUROPE
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1. Mission of Canada to the EU in Brussels

Description: This internship focuses on Canada-EU relations. The intern will develop understanding of Canadian diplomacy towards the EU and the trends the EU is undergoing at the present time. Next year’s internship will run from September to December 2008.
Application Deadline for year 2008: March 14, 2008
Application Requirements: Canadian citizen, recent graduate with at least a Bachelor’s degree.
Official website: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canada-europa/eu/embassy3-en.asp
Apply: Follow directions outlined on the official website:
1. Paper application: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canada-europa/eu/internship_form-en.asp and send to:

Mrs. Annie Bollaert
Mission of Canada to the European Union
Avenue de Tervueren 2
B-1040 Brussels
Belgium
fax + 32 2 741 06 29
2.
Use e-mail through the official website. 
 
 

2. European and Economic Social Committee (EESC) Traineeship

Description: The internship is focused on working with a mentor to participate in the EESC organization in Brussels. The trainee will be given a position of an assistant. The traineeship can be either long term (5 months) or short term (1-3 months). It goes through two rounds each year (one starting on September 16, the other on February 16).
Application deadline: by 1 April for autumn term; by 1 October for the winter/spring term
Application Requirements: university graduate or a student who completed their studies but have not yet received their degree, applies to both EU born and non-EU born students.
Official Website: http://eesc.europa.eu/organisation/tgj/trainees/index_en.asp,
detailed information on http://eesc.europa.eu/organisation/tgj/trainees/docs/extract_en.pdf
Apply:
long-term application online: http://trainee.eesc.europa.eu/default.aspx?inst=EESC&culture=EN
short-term paper application: http://eesc.europa.eu/organisation/tgj/trainees/docs/form_short_term_en.pdf
(paper application must be mailed to Brussels – address available in the detailed-information document)
Other information: EU official traineeship website: http://ec.europa.eu/stages/ (includes all rules for EU trainees)

3. General Information about Traineeships at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

Description: 5 month traineeship in OAMI EU office in Spain, the job can be part of any office. It has two rounds, one beginning on September 1 and the other on February 1.
Application Deadline: from 15 January to 28 February for the autumn term;
from 15 July to 31 August for the spring term.
Application Requirements: university graduate (Bachelor’s degree), applies to both EU and some non-EU students, some degree of Spanish is required.
Official Website: http://oami.europa.eu/en/office/admin/stages.htm,
detailed information on: http://oami.europa.eu/en/office/aspects/pdf/06-26_EN.pdf
Apply: application not found

4. Finnish-Canadian Trainee Exchange Program

Description: Working in Finland for a finish company, the traineeship can be anywhere from 3-12 month long. The program can concentrate specifically on political science and international relations. 
Application Deadline: Closed for this year
Application requirements: AUCC full-time student (student of University of Calgary) or people with university degree.
Official Website: http://www.aucc.ca/programs/intprograms/cimo/applicants_e.html
Apply: http://www.aucc.ca/_doc/programs/intprograms/cimo/cimo_appl_e.doc (fill in, print, sign)
other requirements outlined on the website

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
350 Albert Street, suite 600
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1
Tel: (613) 563-1236
Fax: (613) 563-9745
E-mail: info@aucc.ca

 

OTHER
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Didn’t quite find what you were after? Try out one of these websites to see what else is available.


CIDA
http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/internships
Lots of organizations, lots and lots of internships.

Many of the following are also through CIDA.

FSWEP Program
http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/srp-fswep-pfete/about_e.htm
A national database administrated by the Federal Government designed
to give full-time post secondary students the opportunity to gain
experience in a devision of the government. Various departments
participate including Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canda.
On average 8,000 available jobs per year. Paid and unpaid positions
are filled throughout the year.

Amnesty International
http://www.amnesty.ca/jobs/
Amnesty International Canada (ES) will offer two paid internships to
Canadian youth in the summer of 2008. These will be located in
Ottawa. Information about how to apply will be posted in early-mid
December 2007.

CUSO
http://www.ccic.ca/e/006/cuso_2007-11-11_cooperant_placements.shtml
Various positions around the globe all long term (15 months)-
deadline Nov.11 but will probably be more next year.

CARE Canada
http://care.ca/empl/intrn_e.shtm
CARE Canada internships aim to provide young Canadians with a valid
international work experience within a CARE program. This experience
will prepare interns for a possible future career in international
development.

Candem GPS
http://www.canjeunesse.ca/
CANADEM is Canada’s preeminent recruitment asset for UN operations.

The Fraiser Institute
http://www.fraserinstitute.org/studentsandlearning/forstudents/
internship_program/default.htm

Internship Program runs three times a year – in winter, summer, and
fall.

Past projects include analysis of medical technologies available in
Canada, welfare comparisons, and key environmental indicators. Intern
research may also be published and disseminated to a wide audience.

United Nations Association of Canada
http://www.unac.org/en/get_involved/internships/index.asp
2007-2008 application deadline has passed. CIDA sponsored.

Young Canadian Leaders For a Sustainable Future- International Institute for sustainable development
http://www.iisd.org/interns/
The Young Canadian Leaders for a Sustainable Future (YCLSF) program is
undertaken within the Government of Canada's Youth Employment
Strategy, with a contribution for the Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA). IISD has provided more than 300 young
Canadians with international internships since 1997.

Canadian Crossroads International- IYIP
http://www.cciorg.ca/yiip.html
Provide support to CCI's partner organizations with a view to
strengthening their capacities based on their needs and the
objectives of their triennial projects. Offer persons aged between 19
and 30 years an enriching professional experience in the field of
international development.

 

The IRC is always looking for additional resources for our members.  If you have found any interesting internships, share them with us!  Contact Shannon at ircaass@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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