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All of our CIDA international internship positions are now filled. Please check back for any future opportunities or visit the CIDA website.

See below for information on our past CIDA international internship postings.

Check out the challenges and triumphs of our IYIP interns on the recently launched 'Tales from Green REAPers' blogsite-

Internship Description:

Each year, REAP-Canada offers young Canadians an opportunity to gain exposure in the fields of sustainable agriculture and international development through the Canadian International Development Agency's (CIDA) International Youth Internship Program (IYIP). IYIP is available through the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through CIDA and is designed for Canadian graduates as part of the Career Focus stream of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES). Canada's YES provides Canadian youth with tools and experience they need to launch successful careers. These internships are paid positions.

The objectives of the International Youth Internship Program are:

  • To provide eligible youth with international experience, skills and knowledge that will prepare them for future employment in a knowledge-based economy;
  • To increase employment opportunities by promoting awareness among Canadian organizations of the advantages of integrating young Canadian professionals into their structures and programs;
  • To provide opportunities for Canadians to increase their awareness, deepen their understanding and engage in international development;
  • To contribute to the advancement of CIDA's mandate (reducing poverty, promoting human rights and increased sustainable development) and to meeting CIDA's priorities for Official Development Assistance.

REAP-Canada's internship includes a 8 week term in Canada based in Ste. Anne be Bellevue, Quebec with REAP-Canada, where the interns learn about and support our sustainable development program and approach. This is followed by a 5 and half-month placement in the Gambia or Senegal where they are based with one of our local southern partners. The overseas term also includes one month of intensive language training and cultural immersion. Additionally, there is a pre-departure orientation workshop and a debriefing workshop and a final two weeks of training at REAP-Canada where interns will learn job search skills and how to follow up on entrepreneurial opportunities.

Interns have skillfully accomplished a variety of tasks in the host country as required by specific projects, everything from agricultural /appropriate technology research and development, facilitation of farmer-to-farmer training sessions, to the coordination of participatory rural appraisals and other capacity building exercises in local communities. To be eligible for a CIDA internship position, you must:

  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • A post-secondary graduate - graduate of a degree or diploma program from a university, college, post-secondary school of technology, post-secondary institute or a CEGEP (collège d'enseignement général et professionnel);
  • Out of school;
  • Between the ages of 19 and 30;
  • Unemployed or underemployed in their field of study;
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.

To learn more about our CIDA youth internship positions, please contact us at info at You can also read about past intern experiences by viewing the internship section of this website.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES) visit:

To learn more about CIDA's IYIP program visit:

Go to the following link on CIDA's website to learn all about Work Opportunities in International Development for Canadians:

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