The Canada World Youth Exchange Program

An Opportunity to Intern in Colombia or Peru

Pathways to indigenous youth leadership program - The International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) 


Application Deadline Extended: May 25th, 2018

Canada World Youth has partnered with Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull Bay First Nation) and Nokiiwin Tribal Council in its third edition of 'Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership Program' - International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI). Through participation in overseas development projects and access to training and mentorship, participants will increase their capacity to address international development issues overseas and in their own communities while exploring educational and employment opportunities.  

The following costs are covered by the program: 

  • Travel, food and accommodation costs related to the internship 
  • Out of the country emergency medical insurance for the duration of the volunteer contracts
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Vaccinations
  • Monthly pocket allowance
  • Spanish language classes

For the 2018-2019 Edition, CWY is recruiting 34 Indigenous Youth between 18 to 26 years old who have completed High School and are available for five months between July and December 2018. For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Cheryl King-Zewiec at gmail%23com|gbfneducation or by phone at (807) 252-8160.

Download the program poster here.

The Canada World Youth's Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership Program is funded by Global Affairs Canada.