External internship opportunities





Mitacs Globalink Research Awards

The Globalink program provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students to have a hands-on research experience abroad. 

Various (Asia and Africa)

Aga Khan International Youth Fellowship Program

The Fellowship program is for young Canadians seeking hands-on experience in international development through an eight month placement in Africa or Asia. There are 3 programmatic streams: International Development Management (IDM); International Microfinance and Microenterprise (IMM); and Young Professionals in Media (YPM).


MRI Internships

The Ministère des Relations Internationales du Québec offers several international internship opportunities for students at NGOs or international organizations.


United Nations Internship Programme

Interns gain experience in the work of the United Nations (UN) with the objective of deepening their knowledge and understanding of the organization’s goals, principles and activities. Internships are not paid.


World Health Organization (WHO) Internship Programme

The WHO Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO.  Internships are not paid.  


European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme

An international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month fellowships in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich. Candidates must hold a PhD.


International Experience Canada - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Find opportunities for working holidays, co-ops and exchange programs overseas. Programs are organized by country. Click on the link to the Consular Affairs website for passport, visas, work permit information that is required for travel abroad.


IDRC Doctoral Research Award

This funding supports field research in one or more developing countries. Candidates must conduct their research in areas corresponding to IDRC thematic priorities.


IDRC Bentley Cropping Systems Fellowship

IDRC offers this Fellowship every two years for field research focused on increasing the yield of food crops, improving farmers’ livelihoods, and enhancing soil fertility. Applicants undertake applied, on-farm research with cooperating farmers in one or more developing countries.


Community Forestry: Trees and People—The John G. Bene Fellowship

This fellowship funds field research on the relationship between forest resources and the social, economic, cultural, and environmental welfare of people in developing countries.


MOVE-IN Louvain

Post-doctoral fellowships are offered at one of three host institutions in Belgium.  All research fields are eligible. Candidates must hold a PhD or at least 4 years of research experience.


International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Award

Funding for a one-year paid program of research. Research must be focused on one or more developing countries. Internship is based in Ottawa.


Visiting Scholars Programme at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

The Programme gives post-doctoral scholars an opportunity to research topics related to development and/or global economic issues at UNU-WIDER. Candidates must hold a PhD to apply.


AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ Research Fellowships

Post-doctoral research fellowships co-funded by the European Union and based at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). Research areas include agriculture, food and nutrition, environment, animal health and veterinary public health.


Teaching Assistant Program in France

This program gives Canadian students aged 20 to 30 the opportunity to live in France during 7 months while teaching English language in French schools. It is open to Canadian citizens enrolled in a university and having completed 2 years of study at the time of application.


RISE – Research Internships in Science and Engineering

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) offers the RISE program, which “gives students in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology and Physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on serious research projects.”


DAAD Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates, Young Academics and Scientists

These grants are awarded to qualified PhD candidates and recent PhDs to conduct research projects in Germany. Both short-term (1-6 months) and long-term (7-10 months) grants are offered.


Humboldt Research Fellowship

This fellowship supports postdoctoral scholars of all disciplines to conduct long-term (6-24 months) research projects in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their host in Germany.

Germany EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) 

EMGIP offers internship opportunities for Canadian and US students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are two months long and in positions matching the student’s interests and academic and professional experience.

Application deadline is September 15, 2016 for internships in 2017.

Applicants should possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, and should have some knowledge of the German legislative process. Participants should be advanced undergraduate or Master’s students in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German. Students must be fluent in spoken German and possess excellent writing skills.

The successful applicant will receive a monthly salary of approximately €1,800 from the German Bundestag.

Japan Amgen Scholars Japan Program Amgen Scholars allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at the University of Tokyo or Kyoto University. Scholars benefit from undertaking a research project under top faculty, being part of a cohort-based experience of seminars and networking events, and taking part in a symposium.


Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Summer Program

Provides opportunities for young researchers from North America and Europe to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems and to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at Japanese universities/research institutes during the summer.


JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellowships

JSPS offers opportunities to conduct collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchanges with researchers in Japan. Candidates must have a PhD.


European University Institute (EUI)

The EUI offers a number of 1-2 year research fellowships for postdoctoral applicants to conduct research at the EUI in Florence, Italy.


Teaching Assistant Internship

The Canadian Language and Culture Assistants Program is an educational outreach initiative of the Spanish Ministry of Education. This project offers recipients grants to Canadian University students and graduates, majoring in ANY field, who are native speakers of English or French. Basic knowledge of Spanish is advised. They must be Canadian citizens and aged 18-60. Once in Spain, they will partner with elementary and secondary schools to provide backing to language programs as teaching assistants (TAs) under the supervision and guidance of teachers of English or French as a Foreign Language. 

The application period will be open from January 27, 2021 until April 6, 2021 at 23:59 Madrid local time. .

For further information, please contact:


Uganda  CEED Concordia CEED recruits up to 15 interns to work in Gulu, Uganda every year for 3 months during Concordia University’s summer semester. The numerous projects that are led by our Ugandan office contribute significantly to the ongoing development of northern Uganda. CEED accepts both undergraduate and graduate students from Concordia and Concordia alumni. 

United States

Woodrow Wilson International Fellowships

The Wilson Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows conduct research in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington.  Candidates must hold a PhD.

Vietnam Global Engagement Institute

GEI provides accredited short-term study abroad, internship and training programs as well as conferences in East Africa, Southern Africa and Southeast Asia. Curricula focus on globally relevant topics in key disciplines. In addition, students also gain a thorough understanding and experience of sustainable development and social justice issues at the destination, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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