International Aboriginal Youth Internship (IAYI)







The 2019 International Aboriginal Youth Internship - APPLICATIONS CLOSING APR. 15, 2019 

The intake for the International Aboriginal Youth Internship 2019/2020 is now open until April 15th, 2019 to all Aboriginal youth participants (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) for following: 

  • 8 Aboriginal Canadian Youth Interns, ages 19-30
  • 2 Aboriginal Leadership Youth Advisors, ages 25-35
  • 4 Months in Uganda, Africa, all expenses paid

Community Development • Sustainability • Forestry • Indigenous Cultural Exchange • Agroforestry • Field Work•  Business • Management • Forest Conservation • Technical Skills • Research • International Relations  


Available to all Aboriginal Youth ages 19-30, the International Aboriginal Youth Internship  (IAYI) provides an opportunity for Indigenous Youth to work on diverse projects in environmental and community sustainability, gender equality and Indigenous forest conservation that could be applied in your community.

This hands-on program provides in-depth training and education in forest conservation and the industry. All costs covered for selected applicants.

  • Pre-departure orientation in Vancouver in July, followed by 4-month internship departing September, and community development activities
  • Participate in research, management exercises, orientation, and teachings on new software, technology, and field work
  • Share Indigenous cultural knowledge
  • Gain valuable and employable skills
  • Increase understanding, knowledge of international issues
  • Work collaboratively with local community partners


Now accepting applications for 2019.  

The IAYI program is available from 2018-2022. 


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