External Opportunities

Below is a list of organisations which offer international opportunities. Please note that these are not endorsed by York University.

Canadian Student Participation in the NASA International Internship (NASA I2) Project

As part of its commitment to support the development of the next generation of space professionals in Canada and to foster future international collaboration between Canada and other countries, the CSA joined the NASA International Internship (NASA I2) Project.

NASA I2 is a NASA initiative that seeks to better prepare students (U.S. and international) for future missions that require innovative thinking and cooperation with international collaborators. It is an intensive experience with an emphasis on learning, teamwork, research, and creativity. The program balances science and technology exploration with intercultural experiences. Interns take part in seminars on a wide variety of topics from both internal and external experts, informal discussions, supervised research, group projects, cultural lunches/ dinners, poster presentations, tours of NASA facilities, and other self-organized social events in the area. Interns make connections with peers and professionals in their fields and form relationships that serve them throughout their careers. 

U.S. Consulate General Toronto
The Foreign National Student Intern Program is designed for students who are non-U.S. citizens seeking internships with the U.S. Mission in Canada. This program benefits both the Mission and students by providing the Foreign National student with valuable experience in an Embassy environment and by assisting the Mission in accomplishing their goals. Interns will not receive compensation, benefits, or have any future employment rights.
More information can be found by visiting the website or referring to the requirements pdf.
Globalink Research Award 
Mitacs is accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities for student travel from Canada. We recommend that students apply by May for travel planned in Fall.
The Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students to undertake research projects abroad. Projects last 12–24 weeks and all disciplines are eligible.
The full list of destinations is available on our website, along with resources for finding a professor abroad, suggested application timelines, and other program information. If you have any questions, contact Mitacs International at international@mitacs.ca.
Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) CSIH recruits for 20 government-sponsored internships that support health systems strengthening in East Africa and the Caribbean.
CharityVillage This website lists positions with non-government and not-for-profit organisations. You can browse opportunities by region or search international volunteer opportunities.
Crossroads International Crossroads International is an international development organisation that is reducing poverty and increasing women’s rights around the world. Working with local partners in 28 projects, in eight countries and supported by hundreds of volunteers each year, Crossroads leverages expertise and resources, North and South, required to help people overcome poverty and assert their human rights.
Cultural Vistas Cultural Vistas provides a variety of opportunities for students to work/learn in Europe and Latin America.
DAAD RISE – German Ministry of Higher Education The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers outstanding opportunities to combine serious research with a rewarding study abroad experience. All programs are targeted to students in the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology) and related disciplines. Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) offers undergrads the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects at top research institutions and universities in Germany. RISE participants receive scholarships to cover living expenses. To learn more visit their website or email rise@daad.de. RISE Professional is for recent graduates, Master’s and PhD students. Participants are matched with well-known Germany companies, where they gain insight into the professional applications of science and engineering and develop practical skills. RISE Professional also offers scholarships to cover living expenses. To learn more visit their website or email rise-pro@daad.de. RISE Worldwide is for students in the early stages of their studies who have an excellent background in the fields of engineering, natural sciences, and related disciplines, including earth sciences.
Dignitas International Dignitas International is a medical and research organisation dedicated to improving health care for people facing a high burden of disease and unequal access to services.
Export Development Canada (EDC) EDC awards 30 scholarships annually worth $4,000 cash. Twenty-five scholarships go to undergraduate or college students interested in pursuing a career or furthering their studies in international business, with up to five additional scholarships for students in programs that combine business with environmental or sustainability studies.
HorizonCosmopolite HorizonCosmopolite offers international education programs in more than 20 countries throughout the world.
IAESTE International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is an international student exchange program that enables Canadian students in science, engineering, business, and applied arts subjects to gain international work experience through a paid and career-related job overseas.
Idealist A project of Action Without Borders, this site provides information on non-profit associations, jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities.
International Experience Canada Canada has negotiated reciprocal temporary work permits with close to 40 countries for Canadians 18 to 35 years of age. These permits cover: working holidays, student work abroad programs, international co-op placements and young professional/young worker opportunities.
IYIP The IYIP is designed to offer Canadian post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work. The objective of the IYIP is to support sustainable international development initiatives proposed, in partnership with local partner organisations, by Canadian professional associations, educational institutions, non-governmental organisations and private companies.
JET Programme The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is a Japanese government sponsored exchange programme that offers university graduates opportunities full time jobs as either an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) team teaching with a Japanese Teacher of English in elementary and secondary schools or a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) in selected local government offices in Japan.
Let's Go Global Verge Magazine partners with many post-secondary institutions and international volunteer organisations to host an annual Go Global international education festival in Toronto.
North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain The Language and Culture Assistants program gives Junior and Senior College students, as well as College Graduates, an opportunity to visit
Spain and become acquainted with the Spanish education
system, teachers and students, while sharing with them
aspects of their own language and culture. The assistants will also have the opportunity to learn about the Spanish language and culture and use their experience upon their return to the United States, thus
helping to develop cultural understanding between the citizens of Spain and the USA / Canada. The program begins in October and ends in May.
SWAP SWAP Working Holidays is Canada's largest exchange organisation and has been sending Canadians abroad since 1975.
Swiss Canadian Mobility Program This program encourages the mobility of young Swiss and Canadian workers and students, offering them the opportunity to gain work experience abroad.

Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

The French Ministry of National Education offers over 200 English assistant positions in France! Please check the TAPIF website for application deadlines.
Teach English in Korea The Korean Government offers two opportunities to teach abroad.
Universities Canada The professional body of universities in Canada, Universities Canada hosts and co-ordinates international opportunities for students.
World University Service Canada (WUSC) WUSC recruits volunteers to contribute to development projects with local partner organisations in Africa, Asia and the Americas.