Internships & Volunteering

There are countless opportunities available for internships and volunteer positions so dive right in and find one that is suitable for you!

*Please note that the links below are provided as a service to students. UBC does not verify the information in these listings, nor are the organizations and placements subject to any form of University inspection. UBC does not take responsibility for any issues relating to the use of the information below.*


Volunteer abroad with EQWIP HUBs and share your expertise by collaborating with young people seeking new, job-ready skills. EQWIP HUBs are dynamic innovation spaces spanning 18 urban centers across Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, and Tanzania.

Campus Access Internship Listings

Broad listing of local and worldwide internship offerings in the following sectors: Professional, business and trade, health and medical, technology, Canadian government, United Nations, humanitarian and development, child-related, environmental.

International Experience Canada

Government of Canada listing of opportunities for work and travel abroad including bilateral agreements with multiple countries from around the world that facilitate work-visa acquisition.

CBIE Study Abroad Guide

The Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) iStudent Canada site is a comprehensive, interactive website offering resources for international coop, internships, study abroad and funding opportunities.

Jobs in International Development

Resources put together by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada


AIESEC is an international organization that provides students the opportunity to develop on a global setting. Through AIESEC’s unique Global Internship Program, gain international experience while developing your leadership skills and connecting to students from over 90 different countries.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

Internships and training in the following areas: Advocacy, Service & Arts, Business & Global Trade, International Affairs, Law & Criminal Justice, Media & Communications, Political Leadership, Science, Technology & Society.

Projects Abroad

Volunteer abroad in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe or Latin America. Placements in teaching, car, conservation, medicine, journalism, law, and business.

Young Canada Works 

Federal program for summer jobs and internships with a focus on building competency in both of Canada’s official languages or on working Canadian heritage.


United Nations

Information on careers and internship opportunities with the United Nations

World Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA welcomes interns from all over the world to work full-time in both its New York and Geneva offices. Internships are 6 months in length and cover a wide range of topics.

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) 

WUSC is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. We work with a unique and powerful network of post-secondary institutions, private-sector partners and volunteers to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world.


The Uniterra program offers many possibilities of volunteer service for Canadian men and women who wish to devote a few weeks or up to two years of their lives to international volunteer work. Their skills will be put to use in supporting the development initiatives of local organizations in developing countries.

Jet program

The JET Programme offers a minimum, one-year opportunity to experience Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) through an official Government of Japan program.


Working Holiday Program

Right to Play 

Right To Play’s mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, and disease in disadvantaged communities. Internship/volunteer opportunities available.


International education and experiential travel resource listing various study, volunteer, internship, and teaching opportunities.

Charity Village

Non-Profit career listings.

Listing for many different volunteer opportunities in Vancouver

The Global Work and Travel Co. 

Work Travel Website

Centre for Intercultural Learning Canada

Resources for adjusting to living abroad and working in an intercultural environment.


MyWorldAbroad is an extensive resource for those seeking to maximize the career value of their time abroad. It is packed with 4,000 searchable resources, 300 expert articles and inspiring student stories. UBC students can register for free. Visit UBC’s CareersOnline.

International Relations Edu

International Relations Edu is a dedicated resource for individuals interested in pursuing a career in International Relations. The information on their website includes experience requirements, job duties, and salary expectations that will help individuals in career advancement.

Student Internship Guide for search sites for internships across the USA.