Internships, Exchanges,& Volunteerism

AUCC Internships

This project is based on the premise of a two-pronged approach to development. The first is to address the needs of our Host Organization Partners and their respective clientele. The second concerned the professional and personal development of our interns. Our cross-cutting themes are the promotion of gender equality, democratic development and economic advancement. In each organization's mandate there is a concern for gender equality and the promotion of a better way of life for all. The Abusua Foundation deals principally with young men and women, the development of self-sufficiency skills through farming and economic skills development, while also dealing with disadvantaged youth due to HIV/AIDS issues or economic circumstances. Theatre for Change promotes sexual reproductive health amongst youth and shows them their rights on health issues. The Gender Centre is committed to the promotion and protection of the rights of woman and to gender equality through democratic development. CHRI in both Ghana and India advocate human rights through access to information, police accountability and justice. This is accomplished via community outreach and research. In each of the placements our interns will have an opportunity to develop and/or improve their research, management and communication skills.

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada are achieving excellence through international participation and linking Canadian junior professionals to the world.  For more information please visit 2013 Acadia AUCC or contact Dr. Marsh Conley at

The Jaimie Anderson Parliamentary Internship

The Internship provides paid summer internships to young people who demonstrate a strong level of personal effort in the academic or other life pursuits, and who have a keen interest in learning more about and making a contribution to our political life as a country.

Free the Children

Experience international development first-hand by visiting Free The Children projects overseas. Our commitment to youth is to engage them in global development and social issues education so that they take action to make a difference.

Free The Children has teamed up with its partner organization, Me to We, to create an unforgettable volunteer experience for young people who want to build schools and water wells for which they have fundraised.

Me to We

Me to We transforms consumers into world changers, one transaction at a time.

Me to We sells socially conscious and environmentally friendly clothes, books and music – as well as life-changing experiences. We also provide inspiring speakers, leadership training and transformative travel experiences.

Me to We measures the bottom line, not by dollars earned, but by number of lives we change and the positive social and environmental impact we make. Half of Me to We's profit is donated to its charitable partner, Free The Children.

Me to We offers better choices for a better world.

Post Secondary Internship Program

What the Program offers:

You will get full-time work in a Nova Scotia government department or agency in a field related to your education. Terms are 2 years.
In addition to the work experience, you will get extra training in areas such as project management, writing effective reports, and developing your career. Each participant gets to work closely with a personal mentor who helps guide and advise them on their career and opportunities within the government.

Municipal Internship Program

The internship program is designed to attract recent post-secondary graduates to the field of municipal government administration. The objective of the program is to assist Nova Scotia’s municipalities in attracting, training and development of competent, well-rounded senior municipal administrators with leadership capacity as a means of assisting municipalities with their succession planning.

Parliamentary Internship Programme

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.

WUSC Overseas

As one of Canada's leading international development agencies, WUSC has built a solid reputation over more than four decades for delivering meaningful development results. 

We currently have active projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America as well as the Middle East and Europe. By working in collaboration with non-governmental and community-based organizations, public and private-sector institutions, and governments, WUSC harnesses the power of education and training to:

promote education and health - including basic and higher education, water and sanitation, and HIV and AIDS

foster sustainable livelihoods: including vocational training and agriculture/rural development

improve governance: including strengthening civil society, promoting human rights and peace building.

WUSC regional offices are located in in Burkina Faso, Botswana, Malawi, Peru, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Canadian Crossroads International

Canadian Crossroads International volunteers, known as Crossroaders, play a critical role in ensuring the success of our partnership projects for promoting the rights of women and eradicating poverty. Our placements are designed to meet the stated needs of partner organizations overseas and build on one another to support the development of vulnerable communities over the long-term. Canadian Crossroads International recruits for a wide range of skills sets and expertise – Yours can make a difference.

Killam Fellowships

The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the United States. Students may participate in the program either as a direct exchange student (registering at their home university, paying their home fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor) or as a self-placed visiting student (registering at the host university and paying host tuition fees).

Connect Canada Internships

Connect Canada is a new internship program that links graduate students and Canadian companies for research placements. Regardless of the issue, the sector or the location, Connect Canada internships can help companies find a cost-effective solution developed by highly skilled graduate students under the supervision of an academic supervisor. For graduate students, it provides a pathway to further develop their research skills, while gaining valuable industry experience and contacts. For the academic supervisor, the stipend is considered a part of their research funding and provides an opportunity to make contact with various industrial partners.

The categories of research that can be performed through this program fall into the following categories:  natural science, engineering, economy, social science, health, environment and ethics. Each internship is four-to-six months and is completed by a graduate student at the master’s, PhD or post-doctoral fellow level.

Connect Canada internships are funded by $5,000 from the company, which is matched by Connect Canada for a total intern stipend of $10,000 for the entire internship. The Connect Canada Internship program is funded by the Industrial Research-Development Internship (IRDI) program through the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE).  For more information, visit