Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Fellowship in International Microfinance and Microenterprise

Aga Khan Foundation Canada is a non-profit international development agency that works to address the root causes of poverty and supports social development programs in Asia and Africa. Its Fellowship in International Microfinance and Microenterprise provides young Canadian professionals with a four-week training program in Canada, followed by an eight-month placement with an organization in the developing world. Participants are expected to make a partial contribution towards the cost of the program.

Aga Khan Foundation Canada
199 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1N 1K6

Phone: (613) 237-2532
Toll free: 1-800-267-2532
Fax: (613) 567-2532


AIESEC is the world's largest student organization. The AIESEC Exchange Program connects students and recent graduates with internship opportunities in a network of 97 countries. Each year, over 10,000 participants have the opportunity to work in a foreign country in the areas of management, information technology, education, and development.

AIESEC International
Teilingerstraat 126
3032-AW Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 10 443 4383
Fax: +31 10 265 1386

161 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 402
Toronto, ON
M4P 1J5
Phone: (416) 368-1001
Fax: (416) 368-4490

Association for International Practical Training (AIPT)

AIPT is a non-profit organization that provides support to students, early-career professionals, businesses, and attorneys seeking to expand their involvement in the global arena. AIPT sponsors non-American citizens for on-the-job training experiences in the U.S. through the J-1 exchange visitor visa. AIPT also assists American students and professionals through international, on-the-job training experiences.

10400 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 250
Columbia, MD 21044-3519

Phone: (410) 997-2200
Fax: (410) 992-3924

Canadian Bar Association, Young Professionals International Program

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is the advocate of members of the legal profession. CBA administers eight-month internships for young lawyers through the Young Professionals International Program. Interns are placed overseas and work with human rights legal organizations on issues such as women's rights, labour rights, constitutional rights, children's rights and indigenous people's rights, in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and South East Asia.

The Canadian Bar Association
500 - 865 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5S8

Phone: (613) 237-2925 or (613) 237-1988
Toll Free: 1-800-267-8860
Fax: (613) 237-0185

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)

CBIE is a non-governmental umbrella organization comprised of 200 colleges, universities, schools, school boards, educational organizations and businesses across Canada. Among other activities CBIE administers scholarships for Canadian and foreign students, including some awards that offer a work-term component.

Canadian Bureau for International Education
220 Laurier Ave. West, Suite 1550
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5Z9

Phone: (613) 237-4820
Fax: (613) 237-1073

Canadian Embassy in Washington

The Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC offers internships in several areas to Canadian and American university and college students. The internships are designed to provide students with an opportunity for involvement in governmental affairs, and to provide a general understanding of the Canada-U.S. bilateral relationship through the dynamics at work in the embassy. The internships are on a volunteer basis.

Canadian Embassy
501 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Phone: (202) 682-1740
Fax: (202) 682-7726

Canadian Federation of Students, Student Work Abroad Program (SWAP)

SWAP is a non-for-profit program of the Canadian Federation of Students, and has become Canada's largest international exchange program. SWAP provides students with the means to combine periods of employment with time for exploring their host countries. SWAP participants pay a registration fee, and receive necessary working papers, accommodation upon arrival, and other services.


Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), International Youth Internship Program

CIDA is Canada's lead agency for development assistance. CIDA's International Youth Internship Program gives young Canadian postsecondary graduates the opportunity to apply their knowledge, gain international work experience and develop skills in various sectors. Interns are placed with Canadian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and host organizations in developing countries.

Canadian International Development Agency
200 Promenade du Portage
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0G4

Phone: (819) 997-5006
Toll free: 1-800-230-6349
Fax: (819) 953-2845

Canadian Mission to the European Union

The Mission of Canada to the European Union offers internships in Brussels, Belgium to Canadian citizens who have recently graduated from university. The internship program is intended to provide participants with practical insight into the conduct of Canadian diplomacy in Europe, the issues at stake in the Canada-European Union relationship, and the process of European integration in general.

Mrs. Annie Bollaert
Mission of Canada to the European Union
Avenue de Tervueren 2
B-1040 Brussels

Phone: +32 2 741 0660
Fax: +32 2 741 0629

Canadian Political Science Association, Parliamentary Internship Programme

The Canadian Political Science Association is a non-governmental organization that encourages and develops political science and defends the interests of political scientists. Its Parliamentary Internship Programme offers young Canadians the opportunity to learn about parliamentary government and federal politics firsthand by working for Members of Parliament of all parties.

Parliamentary Internship Programme
131 Queen Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Tel.: (613) 995-0764
Fax: (613) 995-5357

Career Edge Organization

Career Edge Organization is a private-sector, not-for-profit organization. It offers six, nine or 12-month paid internships within Canadian organizations for university and college graduates in a variety of fields, including information technology, marketing, human resources and finance. It also offers specialty programs for graduates with disabilities and internships for internationally qualified immigrant professionals in Canada.

National Head Office
Phone: (416) 977-EDGE (3343)
Toll-free: 1-888-507-EDGE (3343)
Fax: (416) 977-4090


Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP)

CIEP is a public establishment supervised by the French Ministry of Education that contributes to the development of international cooperation in education. CIEP provides opportunities for university students to teach English in France as foreign language assistants.

Responsable du programme d'échange d'assistants de langue
A l'attention de Bertille Tayoung
Service de coopération et d'action culturelle
Ambassade de France au Canada
464 Wilbrod
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6M8


Commonwealth Games Canada

Commonwealth Games Canada is the international franchise holder for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth movement in Canada. Commonwealth Games Canada offers volunteer placements in Africa and the Caribbean through its International Development through Sports (IDS) program. The internships are designed to make sport and physical activity the primary tool used to address social development issues.

Commonwealth Games Canada
2255 St. Laurent Blvd., Suite 120
Ottawa, ON
K1G 4K3

Phone: (613) 244-6868
Fax: (613) 244-6826

Community Experience Initiative (CEI)

The Community Experience Initiative is a summer internship program that aims to develop community-minded business leaders of tomorrow. The program matches MBA and undergraduate business students with voluntary sector organizations that need management skills.

759 Avenue Champagneur
Montreal, QC
Canada H2V 3P9


Council of Canadian Academies

The Council of Canadian Academies is a non-profit organization with the mandate to perform independent, expert assessments of scientific issues relevant to public policy development in Canada. It offers paid internships for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in various fields of study. The objective of the six-month internship program is to provide an opportunity to gain experience in the area of science and technology policy.

Council of Canadian Academies
180 Elgin St., Suite 1401
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 2K3

Phone: (613) 567-5000
Fax: (613) 567-5060

Cultural Human Resources Council, Youth Internship Program

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) brings together representatives of arts disciplines and cultural industries to address training and career development. CHRC's Youth Internship Program sponsors 4-12 month paid internships for young cultural workers and artists. Prospective interns must apply directly to a sponsored cultural organization or approach a cultural organization and have it apply to the CHRC for sponsorship.

Cultural Human Resources Council
17 York Street, Suite 201
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9J6

Phone: (613) 562-1535
Email :

Department of Canadian Heritage, Young Canada Works Program

The Department of Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians. Its Young Canada Works program offers internships for college and university graduates to help them build career-related skills and abilities. Applicants can choose between an internship abroad focused on building linguistic capabilities, and an internship in Canada or abroad entirely dedicated to heritage.

Department of Canadian Heritage
Young Canada Works
25 Eddy Street, 3rd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M5

Phone: 1-800-935-5555
Fax: 1-800-585-5336

Environment Canada, Science Horizons Youth Internship Program

Environment Canada is a department of the Government of Canada with the mandate to preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment, forecast weather and environmental change, and coordinate environmental policies and programs. Its Science Horizons Youth Internship Program offers promising young scientists and postsecondary graduates hands-on experience working on environmental projects under the mentorship and coaching of experienced scientists and program managers. Internships lasting 6 to 12 months are awarded across Canada.

Environment Canada Inquiry Centre: 1-800-668-6767

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

EESC is a consultative body that serves as a formal platform for expression of points of view on European Union issues. EESC offers in-service training to university graduates for a periods five months in Brussels, Belgium. The internships are offered to nationals of the member states of the European Union, as well as to a number of university graduates from other countries.


European Union Commission

The Commission of the European Union offers in-service training to university graduates. The aim of the official internships is primarily to provide first-hand experience of the workings of the European Commission and other European Union institutions. Trainees are selected from nationals of member states of the European Union, but a limited number of nationals of non-member states are also accepted.


European Union Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market manages the registration of trademarks and designs in the European Union. The Office organizes internships for young university graduates of member States of the European Union and for a number of nationals from other countries. Internships last for five months and consist of work experience in one of the services of the Office.

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)
Avenida de Europa, 4
E-03008 Alicante

Phone: + 34 96 513 9100

European Union Delegation to the USA

The Delegation of the European Commission offers a variety of internship positions at its office in Washington, DC. The Internships are intended to provide the opportunity to acquire considerable knowledge of the European Union, its institutions, activities, laws, statistics and relations with the U.S. Internships are on a volunteer basis and applicants may be of any nationality.

Internship Coordinator
Delegation of the European Union to the USA
2175 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Phone: (202) 862-9500
Fax: (202) 429-1766

Finnish-Canadian Trainee Exchange Program

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, in partnership with the Finnish Center for International Mobility, offers young Canadians the opportunity for an internship in Finland. The program is designed to provide international career-related work experiences that enhance trainees' chances of gaining permanent employment. Application and placement fees are required.

Catherine Dandonneau
Program Officer, Partnership Programs
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
350 Albert Street, suite 600
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1

Phone: (613) 563-3961, ext. 312
Fax: (613) 563-9745

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, International Experience Canada Program

The Government of Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) provides opportunities for young Canadians to travel, learn and work abroad. Canada has negotiated reciprocal temporary work permits with close to 40 countries for Canadians between the ages of 18 and 35. These permits cover working holidays, student work abroad programs, international co-op placements and young professional/young worker opportunities.

International Experience Canada
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0G2

Phone: 1-877-461-2346 (toll-free in Canada)

Government of Canada, Accelerated Economist Training Program (AETP)

The Accelerated Economist Training Program offers high-calibre Master's degree candidates in any discipline the opportunity to work alongside Canada's top decision-makers on a number of social, economic and international policy agendas. The two-year program is comprised of four challenging six-month assignments in central agencies and participating departments.


Government of Canada, Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

FSWEP is the primary vehicle through which Canadian federal government departments and agencies recruit students. The program is aimed at full-time secondary and postsecondary students. The prime objective of FSWEP is to provide students with work experience related to their field of study and to provide them with learning opportunities. The core of the program is a computerized national inventory of students seeking a job with the federal public service. Non-Canadians may apply for jobs under FSWEP, however priority will be given to Canadian citizens.


Hostelling International

Hostelling International-Canada is a not-for-profit organization and a national member of the International Youth Hostelling Federation. It offers young Canadians the opportunity to combine travel with work abroad by training in participating hostels in Belgium and Germany. Internships range in duration from two to six months. An inscription fee is required.

Sylvianne L'Allier
Hostelling International - Canada
205 Catherine Street, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2P 1C3

Phone: (613) 237-7884 ext. 30

Industry Canada, Community Access Program Youth Initiative

Industry Canada's Community Access Program Youth Initiative aims to provide employment opportunities for young Canadians between the ages of 15 and 30. Interns help individuals, community organizations and small businesses to improve their knowledge and effective use of the Internet and related information technologies.

Community Access Program
235 Queen Street, 6th floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H5

Toll Free: 1–800–575–9200

Industry Canada, Technical Work Experience Program (TWEP)

TWEP hires students and recent graduates from college/university information technology programs. TWEP offers paid, practical, first job experience in Computers for Schools (CFS) repair centres throughout Canada for a maximum of 52 weeks. CFS is a federal government-led program that collects, repairs and refurbishes donated surplus computers and distributes them to schools, public libraries and not-for-profit learning organizations throughout Canada.

Computers for Schools Program
Industry Canada
255 Albert Street
10th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H5

Toll Free: 1-888-636-9899
Fax: (613) 957-1201

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

IAESTE is an independent, non-profit organization located in 80 countries. IAESTE's international exchange program enables students to combine travel with a career-related job. Students who are currently in full time attendance at a university or college studying engineering, technical sciences or technologies can be placed abroad. An application fee is required.

Career Services
Queen’s University
74 Union St. – Gordon Hall
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Phone: (613) 533-2030
Fax: (613) 533-2535


International Criminal Court (ICC)

ICC is an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern. ICC offers internships in The Hague for a period of between three and six months to young professionals with good academic qualifications. The majority of positions require legal training but there are also internships for graduates of other disciplines. Interns are assigned projects and tasks that are relevant to their educational background and interests and provide them with the opportunity to put into practice and further develop their theoretical knowledge.

International Criminal Court
Internship and Visiting Professional Programme
Post Office Box 19519
2500 CM The Hague
The Netherlands


International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The IMF is a United Nations organization that works to: promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements; foster economic growth and high levels of employment; and provide temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjustment. The IMF provides internships to graduate students pursing an advanced degree/Ph.D. in macroeconomics or a related field. The internships have a duration of 10 to 13 weeks.

International Monetary Fund
700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20431

Phone: (202) 623-7422
Fax: (202) 623-7333

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

IOM is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. IOM's internship program provides students with the opportunity to learn about its activities, to gain initial work experience, and/or to prepare for a degree dissertation. The internships are voluntary assignments and can range from 8 weeks to 6 months in duration.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
17, Route des Morillons
CH-1211 Geneva 19

Phone: +41.22.717 9111
Fax: +41.22.798 6150

International Youth Experience, Youth Mobility Program Canada - Switzerland

The Youth Mobility Program is designed for young Canadians who wish to gain professional expertise in their field of studies in Switzerland. Work experience for a maximum period of 18 months is accessible under this official program between Canada and Switzerland.

International Youth Experience
C/O. Jacques La Rochelle
12 Le Ber, Gatineau, QC
J9H 1C5

Phone: (819) 684-9212
Fax : (819 684-5630
Email :

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Science and Technology Internship Program

NRCan is a department of the Government of Canada that works to ensure the responsible development of Canada's natural resources, including energy, forests, minerals and metals. Its Science and Technology Internship Program provides an opportunity for recent graduates in science or engineering to gain relevant and meaningful work experience. Interested youth are encouraged to market themselves directly to eligible partners of NRCan as possible candidates for internships under this program.


Ontario Internship Program

The Ontario Internship Program is a paid, two-year, entry-level employment opportunity that provides career development in key professional fields across the Ontario Public Service. The program is open to recent university and college graduates with limited work experience. Positions are offered in the areas of business and financial planning, communications, human resources, information and information technology, labour relations, policy development and project management.

Youth & New Professionals Secretariat
99 Wellesley Street West
5th Floor Whitney Block, Suite 5320
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1W4


Spanish Ministry of Education and Sciences

The Ministry of Education and Sciences of Spain recruits Canadian and American university graduates to work as North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain for a period of 8 months. Assistants work as English language assistant teachers under the supervision and guidance of a classroom teacher.

Education Office
Embassy of Spain
74 Stanley Avenue, Suite #122
Ottawa, ON
K1M 1P4

Phone: (613) 741-8399
Fax: (613) 741-6901

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

UNESCAP is the regional arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. UNESCAP provides opportunities for students who are enrolled in graduate programs to undertake an internship with one of its diverse range of divisions and agencies, most of them located at its Bangkok headquarters.

ESCAP Internship Programme
Human Resources Management Section
Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Phone: 66-2-2881949

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

UNECE is a regional commission of the United Nations with the aim of promoting pan-European economic integration. UNECE accepts interns from time to time on a volunteer basis. The internships are open to graduate or post-graduate students.

Internship Coordinator
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Palais des Nations, Office 362
CH-1211 Geneva 10


World Bank

The World Bank is a source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. It provides governments with money and technical expertise for a wide range of projects, such as education, health, infrastructure, communications, government reforms and other purposes. The World Bank offers internships to students enrolled in graduate programs. Most positions are located in Washington, DC (some positions are offered in country offices) and are a minimum of four weeks in duration.

The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433 USA

Phone: (202) 473-1000
Fax: (202) 477-6391