Selkirk College is offering overseas internship placements through the International Youth Internship Program in partnership with Bow Valley College (Alberta) and College of the Rockies.
Selkirk College will be leading the process for eight of these internships that are open to all post-secondary graduates in Canada to gain professional experience through international development work. The program is funded through Global Affairs Canada which is part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment
Through the Program, Selkirk College, Bow Valley College, and College of the Rockies aim 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
Work Experience Opportunities
Guatemala - Youth Health & Wellness Coordinator
Guatemala - Renewable Resources Capacity Building and Program Development Officer
Jamaica - Education and Outreach Officer
Jamaica - Communications and Social Media Officer
Kenya - Business Development Officer
Kenya - Governance Officer
Rwanda - Learning and Educational Officer
Rwanda - Learning and Educational Officer (Music)
1. Are you between 19 and 30?
2. Are you a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident?
3. Have you or will you have completed a diploma or degree by April 30, 2020?
If you meet these three criteria you are welcome to apply for the following internships.
This program provides funds for the following:
A modest monthly living stipend paid to interns overseas (the specific amount will be determined by Selkirk College based on considerations such as the cost of living in placement locations)
International travel and visa costs
Overseas health insurance
Vaccination expenses (partial to full coverage)
Travel to and from the location, as well as accommodation for mandatory pre-departure and reintegration training
Each intern will spend six months overseas in addition to a mandatory in-Canada pre-departure and re-integration of approximately one week each. Our 2020 internship period will be approximately Mid-May to Mid-November.
Application are now open for the second round of internships for 2020.
Deadline to apply is January 31, 2020.
Please email a covering letter (maximum one page) stating the name and title of the position you are applying for and a resume (maximum two pages) that illustrate why you’re the right fit for this opportunity and how you anticipate that this experience will help equip you with the tools and experience you need to launch a successful career.
Email your covering letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions please feel free to email email@example.com
Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.