International Internships for Indigenous Youth Program (IIIY)

Are you interested in learning about community development? Want to learn more about Global Citizenship and how to engage both locally and globally on the Sustainable Development Goals? Want to build your resume and gain a competitive edge in the job market? Or maybe you’re interested in learning about International Development and the benefits of studying in this field?


ACIC and NCGC (Northern Council for Global Cooperation) have partnered with Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq, Native Council of PEI, GPI Atlantic, and BYTE, to hire 20 Indigenous youth from across Canada to work for four months in one of five different countries around the world! Youth will travel in teams of four to their host country, and complete their work term there for the duration of the project.

Departure Dates:

Year 1: October 2018 - January 2019
Application Deadline: Closed

Year 2: September 2019 - December 2019 <—— Applications Closed
Application Deadline: March 24, 2019

Year 3: July 2020 - October 2020 <—— Express Interest for next year!

Year 4: April 2021 - July 2021

Year 5: February 2022 - May 2022

We're looking for YOUth to apply! Learn more here.

Past Internships
International Youth Internships Program (IYIP)

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The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) was designed to offer young Canadian post-secondary graduates (ages 19 to 30 inclusive) the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work. The program supported initiatives for southern partners that reduced poverty and inequality, promoted human rights and increased sustainable development. Internships were approximately 7 months in duration, with a minimum of 6 months spent at hosting partner organizations. The interns worked in Canada with an ACIC member organization both prior to their departure overseas and upon their return.

We are excited to be delivering the International Internships for Indigenous Youth (IIIY) Program for the next five years (2018-2023). We regret that ACIC was not successful in obtaining funding from Global Affairs Canada for the upcoming round of the International Youth Internships Program (IYIP).

To keep up date on Canadian organizations that have received funding to implement international internships, however, we encourage you to check frequently the following webpage for a list of available internships:   

Watch a few stories from past IYIP interns: