Internship & Volunteer Opportunities (incl. for credit)
There's nothing like putting your ideas into practice to cement your learning, develop a broader perspective, start building a network of future contacts and colleagues, and develop valuable career preparation.
Below you will find links for internship and volunteering opportunities as well as potential sources of funding.
Doing an Internship or Field Placement For Academic Credit
Laurier's Human Rights & Human Diversity program provides you with the opportunity to receive academic credit for your internship or volunteering field placement through HR391 and HR392. As your internship or placement must be approved before you participate if you are to receive academic credit, please click here for details.
HRHD STUDENT INTERNSHIPS IN GHANA
GENERAL DISCLAIMER AND ADVICE
The organizations listed below are neither endorsed by nor affiliated with Wilfrid Laurier University, but are provided for your information. As with all such opportunities, before you sign up you are encouraged to exercise due diligence and determine that they are safe and appropriate for you.
Listed immediately below are some resources to assist you with EVALUATING INTERNSHIPS/VOLUNTEERING ORGANIZATIONS.
Other Internship Opportunities
AIESEC Canadian student-run organization that facilitates foreign internships.
Frontiers Foundation--provides opportunities to work in education or construction in Canada's north.
GoAbroad.com Information on studying, volunteering, interning, and teaching 'abroad.'
Idealist.org Posts internships (paid and unpaid) as well as jobs in the U.S. and international
Internships at the Canadian Embassy in Washington. These positions are unpaid, but if you're interested, contact Dr. Robinson and we could discuss the possibility of assigning some academic credit to this.
International Development Research Centre -- Research Internships
International Service for Human Rights -- Geneva, Switzerland.
Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights (Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos -
CMDPDH): Offers unpaid internships in Mexico City for students with an interest in human rights and intermediate level Spanish.
Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) sometimes has advertisements for internships, plus lots of other interesting information
UN Programme on Youth--List of UN Internships
UN Internship Programme--List of funding programs & possibilities
The Washington Center--Internships in Government, International Organizations, etc. in Washington D.C.
International Volunteering Opportunities
Please also see Laurier International's International Opportunities database.
International Scholarships Federal government site linking students with scholarships
If you experience any problems with the above links, please send an email to the contact in the left-hand column.