International Opportunities
International Youth Internship Program


Are you looking for the international experience you need to launch a successful career?

The International Youth Internship Program offers Canadian post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work.

College of the Rockies, Bow Valley College and Selkirk College are providing opportunities to 28 young Canadians each year (2018 through 2020) to support sustainable international development initiatives with partners in Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean.

The program, which is funded through Global Affairs Canada, is part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

Through the program, College of the Rockies, Bow Valley College and Selkirk College 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.

To qualify, Canadian youth must:

  • Be between the ages of 19 - 30
  • Be graduates of a degree or diploma program

International Internships offered by College of the Rockies

Dominica (Dominica State College)

Ethiopia (Catering and Tourism Training Institute)

Kenya (Dedan Kimathi University of Technology)

Tanzania (Mwanza Regional Vocational Training Service Centre)

View International Internships offered by Bow Valley College

View International Internships offered by Selkirk College