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


University of Alberta International Centre

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


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:

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

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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:

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. 

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United Nations University (UNU)

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

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.

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