International Youth Internship Program (IYIP)

Current Opportunities

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IYIP Application

VIDEA has been offering international internships for 10 years, and is a recognized leader in Canada for providing holistic and supportive internship opportunities. If you are looking to develop your overseas experience in the areas of Gender, Environment, Sustainable Development and/or Children's Rights, VIDEA has a variety of excellent partner placements that enthusiastic and motivated individuals can apply to.

The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) is designed to offer Canadian post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work. The objective of IYIP is to support sustainable international development initiatives proposed, in partnership with local partner organizations, by Canadian professional associations, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations and private companies.

The Program aims to:

  • provide eligible Canadian youth with international experience, skills and knowledge that will prepare them for future employment;
  • increase employment opportunities by promoting awareness among Canadian organizations of the advantages of integrating young Canadian professionals into their structures and programs;
  • provide opportunities for Canadian youth to promote Canada’s international development efforts both in Canada and abroad.

General Information

Program Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply for VIDEA’S IYIP program, applicants will meet the following general requirements in addition to specific job qualifications as outlined within each specific job description:

  • Be aged 19 - 30 (inclusive);
  • Will be post-secondary graduates; graduates of a degree or diploma program in a university, college, post-secondary school of technology, post-secondary institute or a CEGEP (General and Vocational College);
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Have not previously participated in the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP);

Timeline

VIDEA requires an 8-month commitment from all interns

  • 1-month volunteer public engagement and preparation in home communities (May 2016);
  • 2 week pre-departure briefing in Victoria (June 2016);
  • 6 month work placement in country (starts June 2016)
  • 1 week reintegration briefing (December 2016);
  • Ongoing volunteer public engagement in home communities.

**will be home in time for Christmas

Expectations

  • All VIDEA internship programs, including this one, are drug and alcohol-free. When working in new countries and cultural environments the use of alcohol and drugs can impair judgment and result in increased health and safety risks. Candidates should be prepared to abstain from using drugs or alcohol for the duration of the internship;
  • Other than in cases of an emergency, the intern cannot travel to other African countries or back to Canada during the placement;
  • Interns must be able to commit to a seven month absence from home (including one month of pre-departure/ reintegration briefing in Victoria BC, and six months overseas)
  • With regard to the time of the applicant, VIDEA, and our overseas partners we respectfully ask for applications to only be submitted if you intend to accept the position if it is offered.

Support

All travel expenses are paid. Basic hostel-style accommodation is provided in-country and homestay accommodation during the briefings. A small allowance is paid monthly while the intern is overseas to cover the cost of local-style food and incidentals. Interns will also be supported by local coordinators and VIDEA staff based in southern Africa as well as in Canada.

To Apply

To apply, please email the following in a single pdf file to Hillary Ronald at hronald@videa.ca and Rohan Stritch at rstritch@videa.ca by Monday, May 23rd at the latest. Please submit earlier when possible!

1. Complete application form. Download IYIP Application
2. Up to date resume including both educational, work, and volunteer experience.
Please save all of the above documents in a single pdf file.

 

International Aboriginal Youth Internship Program (IAYI)

The International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative provides opportunities for Aboriginal young adults to participate in international internships in developing countries.

The initiative aims to:

  • provide valuable international work experience for Aboriginal youth;
  • provide opportunities for Aboriginal youth to increase their awareness of and contribution to Canada’s international development efforts, through participation in internships with local partner organizations;
  • build the capacity of Aboriginal youth to promote Canada’s international development efforts both in Canada and abroad.

VIDEA is pleased to announce that applications for 2016 internships are now available for this program. Please see below for job descriptions and application details. Any further questions can be directed to Hillary at hronald@videa.ca.

General Information

Program Eligibility

Applicants will:

  • Be aged 18 – 35 (inclusive) and will be high school graduates (or will have a GED, or equivalent position-relevant experience). Candidates who are enrolled in, but have not yet completed post-secondary studies are eligible. Candidates with other forms of certification or trade school experience may be eligible. Candidates who have graduated from an accredited post-secondary institution are not eligible;

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • Be of Aboriginal affiliation in Canada and willing to sign an official self-declaration form attesting to this affiliation, and;

  • Have not previously participated in the International Aboriginal Youth Internship (IAYI) initiative.

Timeline

VIDEA requires an 6-month commitment from all interns

  • 1-month volunteer public engagement and preparation in home communities (July 2016);
  • 3 week pre-departure briefing in partnership with T'Sou-ke Nation in Victoria BC (August 2016);
  • 4 month work placement in Uganda or Zambia (starts August 2016)
  • 1 week reintegration briefing (December 2016);
  • Ongoing volunteer public engagement in home communities.

Expectations

  • All VIDEA internship programs, including this one, are drug and alcohol-free. When working in new countries and cultural environments the use of alcohol and drugs can impair judgment and result in increased health and safety risks. Candidates should be prepared to abstain from using drugs or alcohol for the duration of the internship;
  • Other than in cases of an emergency, the intern cannot travel to other African countries or back to Canada during the placement;
  • Interns must be able to commit to a five month absence from home (including one month of pre-departure/reintegration briefing in Victoria BC, and four months overseas)

Support

All travel expenses are paid. Basic hostel-style accommodation is provided in-country and homestay accommodation during the briefings. A small allowance is paid monthly while the intern is overseas to cover the cost of local-style food and incidentals. Interns will also be supported by local coordinators and VIDEA staff based in southern Africa as well as in Canada.

To Apply

To apply, please email the following in a single pdf file to Hillary Ronald at hronald@videa.ca and Rohan Stritch at rstritch@videa.ca  by Wednesday, April 20th.

Please note that all applications received before the deadline will receive priority consideration.

1. Complete application form. Download IAYI Application 2016
2. Up to date resume including both education, work, and volunteer experience.
Please save all of the above documents in a single pdf file.

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The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) and the International Aboriginal Youth Internship (IAYI) program are both undertaken with funding support from the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

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