Youth Opportunities

Our member organizations and partners provide many opportunities for youth to get involved in international development.  Check back often for updates


Location:  Various

Swap your desk job for a global opportunity to connect the next generation of young people to a sustainable livelihood with Canada World Youth – Jeunesse Canada Monde & Youth Challenge International. Find the EQWIP HUBs placement that matches your skills and help us propel #YouthForward! Visit the website to find current opportunities!


SCiP Internships

The Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) brings Alberta’s nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students together to make a difference in their communities. SCiP internships are meaningful, skill-based opportunities providing mutual benefit to both nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students:

  • Nonprofit organizations gain added talent and human capacity so that they can better achieve their missions.
  • Post-secondary students gain skills, experience, and networks, along with a $1000 bursary, so that they can better achieve their missions.

Explore the many SCIP internship options today!

Planting Peace 2017

Mennonite Central CommitteePlanting Peace is a 2 week cross-cultural peace learning opportunity for 20 young adults from Canada and abroad, between May 6-19th. Participants will share stories from their context, explore peace and justice issues in Alberta, and learn practical skills for peacebuilding. Visit  to apply. Cost for Canadian participants: $400.  Application deadline is Feb 27, 2017.  STILL ROOM AVAILABLE. 

Ride the Rockies

Ride the Rockies is a 5 day bike trip for 14-17 year olds, from July 24-28th, from Banff to Calgary, to learn about water issues, while making a video to educate others on the importance of caring for our water. The trip will be led by Two Wheel View.  All equipment will be provided (bikes, bags). Food and accommodation is included in the $500 cost. More information can be found by visiting CAWST Wavemakers! Register by March 15th!


SUNIA is the North America’s longest running Model United Nations summer program for High School students. For 65 years, SUNIA has provided students across the world with the opportunity to meet UN delegates, learn and talk about world issues, engage in simulations covering a variety of social issues, and enjoy the beautiful rocky mountains. Register today! Scholarships available.

Engineers Without Borders – Fellowship Opportunities

Engineers Without Borders CanadaClosing: Late February
Location:  Various

In July, EWB will be hiring the Fall cohort of Long-Term Fellows to work with our ventures and partners in sub-Saharan Africa for 12 months.  View the full posting and all available positions.

Canada Green Corp

Canada Green CorpsCGC UNA-Canada’s innovative new youth employment programme designed to bridge talented, yet un-and underemployed, Canadian youth to meaningful employment to ignite Canada’s green economy. CGC participants will undertake four or six-month work-integrated learning placements with various companies, governments, associations, universities and civil society organizations across Canada, but particularly our cities of focus: Vancouver, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. Read more



Prime Minister’s Youth Council

The Prime Minister's Youth CouncilThe Council will advise the Prime Minister on national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities, climate change and clean growth. The Council will meet multiple times a year.If you are aged 16 to 24, now is your chance to apply to become one of the Youth Council members. Read more