Organization Description Type
African Development Bank The internship program provides students with an opportunity to acquire professional and practical experience at the African Development Bank. International Organization
Aga Khan Foundation Fellowship features an 8-month placement in a country in Asia or Africa, preceded by a 4-week management seminar in Ottawa facilitated by leading development practitioners. There are 3 fields to choose from: International Development Management, International Microfinance and Microenterprise, Young Professionals in Media. International Organization
Amnesty Youth International It is likely that the work of the intern will involve both administrative tasks and the opportunity to carry to completion specific projects which might involve research or writing. Potential projects might include support to our campaigning work, writing and developing content for the website, membership development or supporting event planning and public awareness activities. International Organization
Atlantic Council of Canada The Atlantic Council of Canada provides a forum for Canadians to learn about and discuss Canada’s role in NATO and our contribution to international trade, peace and security. The Council offers internship opportunities for young Canadians between the ages of 18 and 30. The goal of this program is to help students and recent graduates transition from post secondary education to productive work in the field of international affairs and international trade. Additionally, this program is designed to help Canadian youth move from part-time or underemployment to rewarding careers with an international focus. Think Tank
Canadian Embassy in Washington The Embassy of Canada’s Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to be involved in governmental affairs and to develop an understanding of the Canada–U.S. bilateral relationship. We match internship applicants with positions that correspond to their education and interests. Government
Internship opportunities at Canadian missions in China provide successful candidates with an opportunity to be involved in governmental affairs and to develop skills. There is flexibility to make the duration of the internship shorter or longer relationship. The Internships are six months in duration. Government
Canadian International Development Agency Varies by organization. Government
Canadian Trade Office in Taipei The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) seeks an intern in the Trade and Investment (TD) Section to begin in July/August 2013. The CTOT represents Canada in Taiwan in the absence of official relations and is staffed by officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). This internship will provide the successful candidate with an in‐depth understanding of how an overseas mission puts Canadian diplomacy into practice. Government
Carter Center Carter Center interns come from around the world and make vital contributions to the Center’s work. In turn, the Center provides a substantive learning experience that serves as a basis for interns to explore their career options and to attain professional skills. Program areas include peace, health, and operations. Think Tank
Centre for Strategic and International Studies CSIS offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. Think Tank
Climate Institute Provides interns with first-hand experience of the workings of a non-profit organization. Interns are given substantial project responsibility and are directly involved in Climate Institute projects. Think Tank
Council on Foreign Relations An intern’s volunteer duties generally consist of program coordination, research, editing, and writing. The volunteer internships are unpaid. Think Tank
Foreign Service Work Experience Program Students are assigned by the program to various government institutions including many that deal with IR such as DFATD. Where students are assigned is semi random but takes into account their application information. Government
Government of Ontario The Ontario Internship Program (OIP) hires up to 100 interns each year and offers two one-year paid contracts in a wide range of ministries and agencies across the Ontario Public Service (OPS). Government
International Centre for Journalists Current interns are entrusted with duties such as writing for IJNet’s weekly bulletin (, translating documents into Arabic, Russian and Chinese, helping organize international programs, events and conferences, and performing administrative assignments in support of better journalism worldwide. ICFJ offers both paid and unpaid internships that require 15-20 hours a week. International Organization
International Institute for Sustainable Development The SLIC is currently implementing two ongoing internship programs: Young Leaders for a Sustainable Future, and Circumpolar Leaders for a Sustainable Future. Think Tank
Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University is looking for a Digital and Social Media intern to help the institute at an important growth stage. You will be able to gain unique first-hand experience and knowledge of working in the field of human rights, expand your professional network, and build new skills. Think Tank
Parliamentary Internship Program As participants in the Parliamentary Internship Programme, interns work for Members of Parliament from both the Government and Opposition benches. They regularly meet with eminent Canadians through the Brown Bag Lunch series and have access to a wide range of journalists, members of the diplomatic community and representatives of Canada’s public and private sectors. Parliamentary interns get involved with a wide variety of tasks, based on their interests and varied skill sets. Government
Projects Abroad Projects Abroad offers a wide range of internship opportunities and regions to suit a candidate’s interests, and with more than 350 trained staff in their destinations and more than 10 types of internships. Varied
Quebec Sans Frontieres This program aims to give young Quebecers the opportunity to put their knowledge into action and to gain valuable experience while participating in the preparation and implementation of international cooperation projects. Varied
US Embassy The Foreign National Student Intern Program is designed for students who are non-U.S. citizens seeking internships with the U.S. Mission in Canada. This program benefits both the Mission and students by providing the Foreign National student with valuable experience in an Embassy environment and by assisting the Mission in accomplishing their goals. Interns will not receive compensation, benefits or have any future employment rights. Government