Photo: A networking event at the IDRC in Ottawa with IDS students, 2015.
Interested in learning more about volunteering or working in the field of international development? Please browse the links below for specific job and volunteer postings. (Photo Above: IDS Professional Networking trip to IDRC in Ottawa, February 2013).
Local and International Opportunities:
- Aga Khan Foundation Canada
Career opportunities and overseas internships in Africa and Asia.
International internships in a variety of countries.
- Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
Careers in developed and developing countries with a gender focus.
- Canada World Youth
For youth ages 17-29, Canada World Youth offers a unique 6-month cultural exchange opportunity in various international contexts.
- Global Affairs' International Youth Internship Program
Great for IDS graduates interested in strengthening their development career through an international internship sponsored by CIDA.
- Doctors without Borders (MSF)
Opportunities for professionals abroad, but also volunteer and work opportunities in the office in Toronto.
- Cuso International
A long-standing partner of the IDS program at UTSC and offers many ongoing internship positions in various sectors and countries around the world.
Using business solutions to reduce poverty. Various positions in Waterloo (Canada), and in projects worldwide.
- Public Outreach
Organization that does fundraising for various causes
- Right to Play
Fundraising, volunteer, and career opportunities.
- Otra Cosa Network
- Rooftops Canada (travel and living expenses stipend)
6 month placement for graduates in Bolivia, Chile, South Africa, Cameroon, Kenya, or Tanzania.
- Youth Assisting Youth
Volunteer opportunities for students.
- Youth in Partnership Program
Internships overseas for recent college and university graduates.
- Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia (travel and living expenses stipend )
- Volunteer Toronto
Database for volunteer opportunities in Toronto.
- World Food Programme (WFP) Internships (monthly stipend)
A long-time partner of UTSC and supports dozens of volunteers to overseas every year through a variety of different programs. You may also wish to check out Students Without Boarders.
Databases for Jobs in Development:
- An excellent new source: https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!forum/dvm-jobs-emplois
- Charity Village
A very popular site for non-profit and public sector jobs both in Canada and internationally.
Database for international jobs.
- DV Jobs
A google group devoted to hosting and sharing international development job postings.
- ECO Canada
Wage subsidy program under the federal government’s Youth Employment Strategy program for graduates in the environmental sector working in Canada as well as internationally.
- Federal Student Work Experience Program
An internship within a student’s field of study.
Database for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities worldwide.
- Public Service of Canada
Graduating recruitment program every year (usually in the fall), where they set a number of jobs specifically for recent graduates in different fields.
- Taking It Global
Database for grants, scholarships, fellowships, internships, and jobs.
***Please note that these organizations and positions are not vetted by the CCDS. Like any job posting or volunteer opportunity, you are encouraged to research the organization and decide if it is a good fit for you.***