The following organizations offer internships from time to time. Be sure to check the relevant websites for vacancies and deadlines:

Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Sample placements for International Development Management (IDM) Fellows are listed here:

Alberta Smithsonian Internship Program

General information regarding Fellowship and Internship Programs:

Please take note of specialized fellowships and their respective places of contact. As part of its mandate for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge," including the diverse ideas, skills, and cultures of our nation, the Smithsonian Institution pursues policies of equal opportunity and cultural diversity. Smithsonian fellowships and internships are awarded on the basis of these policies. Applicants are evaluated on their academic standing, scholarly qualifications, experiences, the quality of the research project or study proposed and its suitability to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and programs.

Scholars and students with outside sources of funding are also encouraged to utilize the Institution's resources and facilities. The Office of Research Training and Services can facilitate visiting appointments in such cases provided that the investigator obtains approval from the staff member with whom he/she would consult.

For more information on internships:

AP Global News General Assignment Internship 2017

The Associated Press is offering paid 12-week general assignment journalism internships for the summer 2017  in eight U.S. cities (Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.) and nine international locations (Amman, Athens, Bangkok, London, Mexico City, New Delhi, Prague, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo).

Interns will receive training and experience in video and at least one other format (text, photos or interactive/graphics.)

Successful candidates will be strong storytellers who can demonstrate solid news judgment and the ability to suggest story ideas and angles and incorporate them in video, still images and/or text. Interns should be comfortable interacting with a diverse group of co-workers and interview subjects. 

More information can be found here. 

Canadian Crossroads International (CCI)

Canadian Crossroads International (CCI) has recently posted its new volunteer positions overseas and is welcoming applicants now!

Our volunteer positions are focused on micro credit, gender equality and community economic development and aim to build the capacity of our partners to carry out their work.  Fair trade, e-learning, social research, information technology, e-commerce and risk analysis are some of the specific placements featured this year. Overseas participants are experienced Canadian professionals with either general or specialized skills. For more information on volunteer opportunities:

CODEPINK: Women for Peace

CODEPINK: Women for Peace Internship opportunities:

Council of Federation Youth Internship Program

For more information or to download an application form, please go to the website at:

Global Youth Connect

Global Youth Connect is dedicated to empowering youth to advance human rights and create a more just world. Global Youth Connect envisions a world where the human rights of all people are equally respected, fully protected and universally realized. It also envisions a world where all young people - irregardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, class, gender or other differences are encouraged and empowered to non-violently claim their own rights and serve as advocates for the rights of others.

For more information on Global Youth Connect and the Programs that they offer please visit:

International Peace & Development Training Centre

For more information on course content, application procedures and deadlines, please visit:

International Summer School

information on the third International Summer School at the University of Cyprus 

Engineers Without Borders Canada

For more information, please visit:

Ontario Legislature Internship Programme

Application forms, information and instructions may be found here:

Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER)

Work closely with public and private sector leaders to help develop regional solutions to shared challenges. The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is seeking qualified students and recent graduates interested in working in a small, non-profit organization involved in Canada – U.S. relations and public / private sector cooperation. Interns must be willing to work at a variety of activities, and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Interns will have the opportunity to interface with regional legislators and industry leaders while gaining experience in a small office setting.

The internship needs and schedule change annually, but frequently include:

PNWER Annual Summit – Spring Internships

Economic Leadership Forum – Fall Internships

Legislative Leadership Academy – Fall Internships

Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies Seminar – Fall / Winter Internships

Officer Capital Visits throughout the region and at the Federal levels – Fall / Winter Internships

For further details, please visit:

Semester in Development (SID)

Semester in Development (SID), a term-long program that is open to undergraduate students of all disciplines. SID is based entirely overseas in Kampala, Uganda, and is unique in that it is a hybrid study and intern abroad program. While abroad, participants enroll as part-time visiting students at Makerere University, earning transferable credits, and intern with one of our 16+ NGO or social business partners. Courses offered include: Peace, Recovery, and Development, and Africa in International Relations- topics that may be of particular interest to your students. 

Click here for further details.

The Balkans Peace Program 2015

The Balkans Peace Program (BPP) Summer 2015: International Development, Politics, and Post-Conflict Societies - Kosovo and the Balkans is an educational program that provides students enrolled in a university outside of Kosovo and the region with the opportunity to spend three weeks in Kosovo studying and learning about development in practice in a post-conflict area right in the middle of Europe. Participants of the program will also visit three other Balkans countries, Albania (listed no. 4 in the New York Times' list of places to go in 2014), Macedonia, and Montenegro. This is the fourth annual Balkans Peace Program.

The program consists of four key components:

  • one academic course (of 7 ECTS credits or its equivalent in Canadian/American credits, i.e. 3 credits) on International Development, Politics, and Post-Conflict Societies: Kosovo and the Balkans and meetings with government officials in Kosovo;
  • a tour of historic and tourist sites of Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, and Macedonia;
  • cultural immersion - students will be paired with local host brothers and sisters and get to spend time with their families so as to learn about the Albanian culture, traditions, and hospitality in Kosovo;
  • publication opportunity - provided you submit your BPP paper (essay) in time and as per given guidelines, you may be included in the BPP 2015 edited book scheduled to be published in the fall of 2015. 
BPP Summer 2015 takes place from 3 to 24 May 2015. Participants will be accommodated in Gjilan, the fourth largest city in Kosovo, with a population of about 95,000, located on the southeast corner of Kosovo, some 45 km southeast of Prishtina, the capital.
Application Deadline: 2 March 2015. Scholarships Available. 

For more information on the program, to apply, and to see testimonials from previous participants, please visit the program's website: 

Direct questions to: or Tony Bislimi, Doctoral Fellow, EU Centre of Excellence, University of Alberta, 

The Washington Center

For information about internship opportunities, please visit:

United Nations University (UNU)

The UNU offers a variety of Fellowship and Internship opportunities, please visit:

University of Alberta International Centre

For further information about working and studying abroad visit the University of Alberta International Center’s website:

Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada

The Edmonton Chapter of Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada is seeking an intern.  Read more here.