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The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) is accepting applications for its first cohort! Jointly implemented by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation and the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, the program offers offers youth aged 18 - 30 the opportunity to gain valuable international work experience through 4-month internship placements with partner organizations in Africa, the Caribbean, Asia, and Central America. 

Applications for Cohort 1 are now closed. Applications for Cohort 2 (January - May 2025) will open in September 2024. 

Eligibility criteria:
  • 18 - 30 years old, at the start date of the internship

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident 

This program gives priority to Indigenous, Racialized, 2SLGBTQIA+ interns and youth who have experienced barriers to employment due to COVID-19. This means the program will first select interns who hold those identities from the pool of applicants.

There are no education, work or travel experiences required to be eligible and successful in this program. We welcome applicants with lived experience and expertise and invite applicants to reach out to us with questions if you are unsure this program is a good fit for you.

About the Program:

This program is designed for youth who:

  • Have faced barriers in securing meaningful employment  

  • Are seeking opportunities to acquire new skills and gain professional experience abroad 

  • Are interested in contributing their knowledge and skills in meaningful ways  abroad

  • Are curious, open-minded, and flexible

IYIP is a 5 month commitment that involves: 1 month of pre-departure training (3 weeks virtually, 1 week in person), a 4 month international internship placement with a local partner organization, and 3 days of post-internship debrief. The program costs are funded (including airfare, transportation costs, visa fees, pre-departure and post-internship training), and interns will receive a stipend while abroad. 

This program works with Canadian and international partners across 15 countries.

Click here to view the Cohort 1 Placement list.

Click here to access our downloadable information sheet.

​Applications for Cohort 2 (January to May 2025) will open in the fall of 2024. ​

Application Details

Applications for Cohort 1 are now closed. Applications for Cohort 2 (January - May 2025) will open in September 2024. 

Questions? Concerns? Not sure if this is right for you? We want to chat! Please get in touch.

Indigo Christ

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