Students for Development

There are no further Students for Development competitions.

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.


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