Impact Internships

On our Impact Internships Canada Program, work for a non-profit or a company that wants to give back to the world. If you are committed to helping shape a positive and sustainable global impact, then we want to hear from you!

Start Dates

Year-round

Duration

4- 6 months

Cost

From C$1,290

Program Overview

Our Impact Internship Canada program will prepare change-makers with a global perspective, leadership skills and a professional network in social innovation. We want to upgrade your career through meaningful purpose-driven internships in Canada.

The industry you choose for your internship will determine which host company or organizations you will work with. Whether you want to develop climate-smart cities as an engineer, push people out of poverty as a financial advisor or learn more about sustainable urban planning as an architect; our internships will put your independence and career aspirations in action to enhance your future employability. We will match you with internships at leading social enterprises, non-profit organizations and social-impact companies that really make the world a better place.

What’s Included

Pre-Departure

  • Canadian-style resume revision and cover letter preparation
  • Individual interview preparation coaching
  • Guaranteed IMPACT internship offer by an organization eager to support your visa to Canada
  • Step-by-step Internship visa support
  • Expert guidance through our pre-departure orientation

In Canada

  • Guidance on getting your internship work permit upon arrival
  • Welcome orientation
  • Assistance in setting you up for life in Canada
  • Ongoing support for the duration of your stay!

The Result!

  • Earn a reference letter to show your knowledge, skills and experience in social impact and innovation
  • Make a real impact from Canada
  • Get experience from an organization that shares your values

What’s Not Included

Airfare, medical insurance, internship visa application fee, local transportation, food, and accommodation

What Will I Do?

You can do this program if you are a student with a drive to tackle social or environmental issues, seeking to build international networks through hands-on experience. On our Impact Internship program you can expect to be treated like a full-time entry-level team member, working in high-impact projects while gaining first-hand exposure to social entrepreneurship and opportunities for scale, sustainability, impactful business models and much more.

Possible Impact Internships include:

  • Fundraising & Business Development
  • Finance
  • Sustainability
  • Conservation
  • Environmental
  • Community Development
  • Non-profit/Government
  • Impact Investing
  • Wildlife Protection
  • Non-profit Management and Development
  • Corporate Social Impact
  • Immigration/Refugee Services
  • Environmental Assistant
  • And More!

Why Do This Program

To join our Impact Internship programs, you are required to obtain a Canada internship work permit called International Co-op. Check if you’re eligible to apply.

Start the process at least four months before your desired start date as the visa process can take up to two months, but we need time to find you the best Impact Internship placement to apply for your internship visa!