International Youth Internship Program (IYIP)

The IYIP program provides youth the opportunity to gain professional experience while supporting international communities to foster sustainable development.

IYIP Project

Sustainable Cities International Internships Program (SCIIP)

The Centre for Sustainable Community Development (CSCD) at SFU, along with Sustainable Cities International (SCI) is reaching out to the world throughan international youth internship program. The program is designed to support young Canadians to develop professionally and make a difference in urban sustainability and food security in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), the program is sending 40 young Canadians to work with municipal governments in Tanzania, Senegal, South Africa, Bangladesh, Mexico and Bolivia for periods of up to six months, in various activities related to sustainable economies and food systems.

Application Information

To qualify, applicants must be Canadian or Permanent Residents, under the age of 30, and a graduate of a degree or diploma program in a university, college, technical institute, or CEGEP. Interns will receive a travel allowance and living stipend for their time in the host country organization.

Postings for spring 2016 – check https://www.sfu.ca/cscd/International-Youth-Internships-Program.html in February 2016

Postings for fall 2016 – check https://www.sfu.ca/cscd/International-Youth-Internships-Program.html back in July 2016

Host Organizations

Autonomous Municipality of Viacha, Bolivia
Municipal Institute of Planning, Los Cabos, Mexico
Institut Africain de Gestion Urbaine, Sénégal
Tanzania Financial Services for the Underserved Settlement, Tanzania
The eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa

Implementing Organizations

Simon Fraser University (https://www.sfu.ca/cscd/International-Youth-Internships-Program.html)

Sustainable Cities International

Funder

Global Affairs Canada

Links

Website: https://www.sfu.ca/cscd/International-Youth-Internships-Program.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IYIPbySFU/

Instagram: @SCIIP

Blogsite: https://sustainablecommunitiesiyip.wordpress.com

Humans of SCI : https://sustainablecitiesiyip.wordpress.com/humans-of-sci/

Information
  • Location: International
  • Client: Global Affairs Canada (Funder), Autonomous Municipality of Viacha, Bolivia; Municipal Institute of Planning, Los Cabos, Mexico; Institut Africain de Gestion Urbaine, Sénégal; Tanzania Financial Services for the Underserved Settlement, Tanzania; The eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa
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