Students for Development

 The competition is closed.

More than 1,500 Canadian students from over three-quarters of Canada’s universities have participated in internships in developing and emerging countries through Students for Development since the program was launched in 2005.

In 2011, in addition to Canadian student internships, many universities began offering internships for international students as well as student networking activities as part of multi-year SFD projects.

Internships for Canadian students – leaving Canada

Internships for senior-level Canadian students (3rd year undergraduate to PhD) to work with partner organizations in SFD-eligible countries for a minimum of three months, for academic credit.

Internships for international students – coming to Canada

Internships for master’s and PhD students from SFD-eligible countries to study in Canada for one academic term, for academic credit.

Networking activities

Student networking activities to connect university students in Canada with counterparts overseas.

Eligible countries

Bangladesh, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia.


Acadia University interns describe their internships:

Other videos

Interns from the University of Alberta share their experience. Watch

“Farming for the Future” – Guelph students’ experience in Kenya. Watch

McGill’s SFD students in Peru: Weeks 5 and 6. Watch

McGill’s SFD students in Peru: Weeks 10 and 11. Watch

Huron University College student Kaitlin Blackhall’s experience. Watch

Huron University College student Amy Neufeld’s experience. Watch

Acadia University students’ experience. Watch