We regret that the funding for this program has not been approved.

As a result we are not able to place interns overseas this year.

Thank you for your interest



CIDA Overseas Internships - Pending CIDA's Approval

Positions are for a 5 1/2-month overseas experience to Uganda and Zambia. These opportunities are designed for young Canadian professionals, who are seeking a cross-cultural experience to enhance their employability in their chosen field. If you have studied in a field related to the environment and/or agriculture, the health sector, or international development these internships will provide you with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in your professional field of choice.

Eligibility Criteria for CIDA Interns: (more information):

  • Between the ages of 19 and 30.
  • A Canadian citizen or eligible to work in Canada.
  • A graduate from a university or college program.
  • Unemployed or underemployed (i.e. not working in field of academic training).
  • No previous paid career-related international work experience.
  • Not previously participated in programs funded by the Canadian Government's Youth Employment Strategy (YES).

CCCI will provide for the Intern:

  • Travel to and from international locations.
  • A basic monthly allowance to cover living costs for both domestic and overseas time.
  • Travel, medical insurance, and provision for malaria meds.
  • Pre-departure orientation and training, and re-entry debriefing.
  • Logistical and program support.

Successful Candidates are responsible for:

  • Transportation to CCCI's Burlington head office for pre-departure training. Up-to-date passport and Visa for country of placement.
  • Pre-departure vaccinations. Other incidental costs may be incurred.

Fees and Funding:

  • Internships are funded by CIDA's International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) and supported and managed by CCCI.

Host Organizations:

Crossroads partners with local NGOs that are working to transform their countries from within. The following partners will host the internship postings:

  • Victory Outreach Ministries (VOM) - Uganda
  • Seeds of Love - Uganda
  • The Lazarus Project - Zambia
  • Chreso Ministries - Zambia
  • Mully Children's Family (MCF) - Kenya