International Internships

THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA HAS NOT RELEASED ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2014/2015.  INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM WILL BE RELEASED WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.

Human Rights Internet (HRI) works in conjunction with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to send Canadian youths (under 30) on international internships. The six-month placement with an international non-governmental organization allows interns to gain work experience in the field of human rights, health, education, legal systems and culture. Over the past nine years, HRI has successfully conducted internships that have built strong partnerships with developing country organizations, both assisting these organizations in their work, while also helping participants develop essential skills, knowledge, and experience. Many of our former interns have found careers in the development sector, and network with HRI on projects and initiatives of mutual interest.

The work of interns in all placements is geared towards CIDA priority themes (http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/prioritythemes), and typically addresses at least one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) including: promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; and develop global partnership for development (http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/mdgoverview.html).