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.*

EQWIP HUBs

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.

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) site offers resources for international coop, internships, study abroad and funding opportunities.

Jobs in International Development

Resources put together by the Government of Canada.

AIESEC

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

United Nations Association of Canada

UNA-Canada’s programmes celebrate diversity, empathy-based learning and solution-seeking opportunities on shared challenges. UNA-Canada has a country-wide network of volunteer-based Branches and innovative signature programming dedicated to promoting constructive participation in the United Nations and elevating the principles of the UN Charter.

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.

Uniterra

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.

GoAbroad

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

Charity Village

Non-Profit career listings.

Centre for Intercultural Learning Canada

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

MyWorldAbroad

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.