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Career Enhancer Foreign Internship Project

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The Career Enhancer Foreign Internship Project is now closed. Thank you for your interest in the opportunity to work abroad provided by the DiversityCanada Foundation.

The DiversityCanada Foundation has designed several internship positions for post-secondary graduates under its Career Enhancer Foreign Internship Project. These funded internships provide young professionals with the opportunity to utilize relevant skills learned through their academic program; develop flexibility, inter-cultural effectiveness, and readiness to work in new environments; learn self-reliance, strengthen language skills and inter-personal skills; and develop personal and professional confidence and the ability to participate in the global economy.

Candidates qualify to participate as an intern if they are:
• no older than 30 years of age (inclusive) at the time of selection;
• a post-secondary graduate (with a college diploma/certificate or university degree)
• out of school (ie not currently enrolled in an academic program);
• a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person on whom refugee status has been conferred;
• unemployed or underemployed
• new to the Career Focus program (that is, they have not previously participated in any work experience funded through the Career Focus program).

These placements are for six months with some of the leading companies, financial institutions and non-profit organizations in Europe, Central America and South America, as well as in the United States. These positions are offered under the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's Young Professionals International program.