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CNIB International Youth Internship Program

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Working with Global Affairs Canada, CNIB is providing in-person and remote international internships for persons who identify as living with disability aged 18-30. Internships will span 12 weeks comprising of three weeks of predeparture onboarding and training, eight weeks of international or remote placement at disability-serving organizations in one of the four collaborating Caribbean countries (Jamaica, Guyana, St. Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda), followed by one week of concluding activities (reflection and debriefing).

What are International Global Development Internships?

Global development international internships are an opportunity to work abroad to support inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility in a foreign country. Internships are an excellent way to gain real-world work experience, develop skills in your field of interest and build your resume to market yourself for future career opportunities.

What Are Interns’ Responsibilities?

Internship responsibilities will differ depending on the organization that interns are placed at. With that said, interns can expect to engage in the following duties throughout 35 hours of internship hours per week:

  • Support host organization through assigned daily responsibilities and duties
  • Engage in disability-inclusive international development and research activities, as assigned by preceptors
  • Manage a project designated by the host organization. This may include research, business administration, human resources, marketing, communications, program creation and management, and more
  • Engage in learning and mentorship activities

For More Information:

Information sessions with Q&A will be held virtually over Zoom on the following dates: Thursday March 14th, Tuesday March 19th, and Wednesday March 20th at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. ET. Please contact Mr. Michael Trolio at michael.trolio@cnib.ca for an invitation to a webinar. Should you have any questions, or would like to discuss any concerns, kindly email michael.trolio@cnib.ca.

How To Apply?

In-person internships are located in Jamaica, Guyana, St. Lucia and Antigua and Barbuda. Please follow this link to apply to the in-person internship application.

Home based internships are remote and located anywhere in Canada. Please follow this link to apply to the home based internship application.

Please submit your application by April 5th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

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