University of Calgary

Wanted: 20 candidates for international internships

UToday HomeMarch 26, 2013

Ghana is one of seven countries accepting interns from the University of Calgary, under CIDA’s  International Youth Internship Program.Ghana is one of seven countries accepting interns from the University of Calgary, under CIDA’s International Youth Internship Program.Interested in doing development work in St. Lucia, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Uganda, Ghana, Mexico or Costa Rica?

Recruitment of qualifying interns is underway after University Calgary International was awarded 20 placements in seven countries for post-secondary graduates through the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP).

IYIP offers Canadian graduates between the ages of 19 and 30 the opportunity to experience international development work during six to seven-month internships.

Funding is provided for a variety of costs related to the internship, including travel, living allowance, and administrative costs.

On March 13, Julian Fantino, Minister of International Co-operation, announced that the University of Calgary is one of 24 organizations selected to deliver IYIP internships this year.

The International Youth Internship Program is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Among objectives of the IYIP:

  • Provide eligible youth with international experience, skills and knowledge that will prepare them for future employment;
  • Provide opportunities for Canadians to increase their international awareness, deepen their understanding and engage in development;
  • Help CIDA meet its mandate to reduce poverty, promote human rights and increase sustainable development.

To learn more about the opportunities available, visit our careers page at www.ucalgary.ca/careersuofc and search for IYIP.

 

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