Saturday, February 9, 2008

Internships/Volunteer Work Sites

Internships/Volunteer Work

Look in the directory of internships in Canada and abroad, organized by sector and read articles on internship search strategies.

Career Edge
Career Edge is a private sector not-for-profit organization founded by Canadian employers offering 6, 9, or 12 month internships to recent graduates of university, college and high school.

Environmental Youth Corp (EYC)
This internship is a six to twelve month program for post-secondary graduates under the age of 30, who want to gain some experience in either a national or international environmental project.

INROADS helps connect minority youth to opportunties in business and industry and prepares them for corporate and community leadership. Find contact information for the Toronto office under "Choose an INROADS office."

Internships - University of Waterloo Career Websites
Check out these links to internship opportunties in your specific field of study.

Internship Programs.Com
A searchable directory of internship programs provided by Wet - while most of the internships listed are in the US, there are some international opportunities as well.
Students can search available internships by different criteria and learn about proper application techniques. Additional articles share advice on how to find your ideal internship and how to market yourself. Note: You must be registered to access the internship postings.

McGill University Career and Placement Service - Internships
The site features articles discussing internships and how to find them as well as a collection of links to various internship programs - including Canada.

OISE/UT Internship Search System v2.0
Find a comprehensive listing of internship opportunties in Canada. Find elementary and high school internships as well as ones in arts and culture, non-profit and environment.

Ontario Internship Program
A two-year paid internship program with the Ontario Government, with a wide variety of positions available.

Young Canada Works
Young Canada Works (YCW) sponsors internships and summer job programs for university students. Positions range from tour guides to accounting assistants to research and archives. Register to search for current opportunties.

Youth Path
This federal government site contains information on internships and other government programs for youths.

Internships Abroad

AIESEC International Student Exchange
AIESEC offers the Global Internship Program, which is a short-term work exchange (from 2 to 18 months) for university students and recent graduates. Placements include areas in finance, engineering and social development.

Canadian International Development Agency
Check out CIDA's International Youth Internship Program (IYIP). It is an employment program for young Canadian professionals that offers post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain valuable international development work experience. It aims to make young people aware of globalization and to make a contribution to international cooperation.

Canada World Youth
Torn between your desire to help overseas and right here at home? The Core Program offered by Canada World Youth might be right for you. During your 6 month internship, you will be involved in projects that will promote community development here in Canada and abroad.

IAESTE Exchange
The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technology Experience. This program is for students in engineering, science and technology to gain work experience overseas.

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
This organization provides entry level positions for recent graduates who are looking to gain overseas work experience in various fields such as sustainable development and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

International Youth Programs - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Find opportunties for working holidays, co-ops and exchange programs overseas. Programs are organized by country. Click on the link to the Consular Affairs website for passport, visas, work permit information that is required for travel abroad.

Netcorps Canada International
NetCorps Canada International offers exciting volunteer internships in developing countries for people 19 to 30 years old with appropriate skills in information and communication technologies (ICT).

Study Abroad.Com
Search by country for internships and a broad range of academic programs.

United Nations Association of Canada
UNAC runs an annual internship program called the Junior Professional Consultant program - with placements in Canada and abroad.

United Nations Headquarters Internship Program
A page of information on working at the UN, including internships.

Washington Internships
A program based in Washington D.C. with internships in many different organizations in the area.

World University Service of Canada
Offers a variety of overseas internship and volunteering opportunties - updated regularly.


211 Toronto
Access a searchable directory of community services in the GTA.

Global Volunteer Network
A great site for those searching for international volunteer educational and community aid projects. Includes environmental work, health and sanitation opportunties, people needed in developing countries to teach English, and more.

Volunteer Centre of Toronto
Volunteer opportunities in numerous areas from research and tutoring positions to event planning and marketing placements.

Volunteerism in Canada
Includes a directory of organizations as well as general information on volunteering.

Volunteers for Peace
Looking to gain experience in international development? Look on this website for opportunities abroad.

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