International Aboriginal Youth Interships - Jane Goodall

The International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative offers Indigenous youth in Canada the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work.

In partnership with Global Affairs Canada, the IAYI project will provide Indigenous youth internship opportunities in Uganda. Through this initiative, interns will help promote the connection between people, animals, and the environment, and empower young people to take action on community issues. In Uganda, interns will engage in diverse activities involving environmental education, gender equality and sustainability issues. After the three-month internship, participants will receive support in job search training and engage with networks that understand and support the specific needs of Indigenous youth and their communities.

This project will support Indigenous youth interns to:

Gain skills transferable to employment opportunities

Have greater awareness of employment or education opportunities for Indigenous youth in Canada and abroad 

Increase understanding, knowledge of and capacity to address international development issues 

Work collaboratively with local community partners to address development issues

Interested in applying for the 2021-2022 cohort?

The health and safety of the staff, volunteers, interns and communities in which we work is our top priority. As countries around the globe work to stop the spread of COVID-19, recruitment for the International Aboriginal Youth Internship program has been postponed and we will announce on this page when the recruitment process resumes.

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This project is funded in partnership with the Government of Canada, through Global Affairs,Canada.

Our Partners

Global Affairs CanadaBC First Nations Forestry Council

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