Solutions for Today

Together with our partners we develop creative, market-ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper.

Innovate ME

International Youth Internship Program

Innovate ME provides employment training and career development opportunities to young people through overseas internship placements. As part of this program, YCI has partnered with WWF, Education Development Center and World Reader to provide incredible experiential learning opportunities in Gabon, Senegal, Djibouti, Thailand, Jordan and Ghana. If you are a passionate, creative and highly adaptable young person, between the ages of 19-30, apply now to participate in the opportunity of a lifetime!

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A Global Network of 18 Youth Innovation Spaces

EQWIP HUBs is a global network of youth innovation spaces spanning 18 developing urban centres in Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania that connect and transform the economic trajectory of youth. EQWIP HUBs will provide a platform for youth – especially women – in developing countries to advance their lives and find meaningful employment through market-driven work skills and entrepreneurship incubators.

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Pro Innovators

What are Pro-Innovators?

A Global Professional Exchange

Pro-Innovators connects global development challenges with expert professionals who share their skills, knowledge and insight to deliver complex projects and help organizations meet their ambitious goals.

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  • Program Development Coordinator, WASH – Rwanda

    Are you looking for a transformational opportunity? Do you want to expand your skillset, while contributing to an innovative international development project? Do you have an interest in global health or projects with a focus on women and children? If so, this opportunity to volunteer......

  • Embracing Gender-Transformative Change:

    EMBRACE Rwanda Puts Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy into Action Guest blog post with EMBRACE Volunteer Program Development Coordinator, Vanessa Parlette     Everyday while working with the EMBRACE project, I am honoured to witness the hard work and commitment of people who are transforming......

  • Protecting Gabon’s Forests: Striking a Balance between Development and Deforestation

    Guest blog with Innovate ME intern Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Lauren Roy   Before I started working with WWF in Gabon, I thought the definition of a forest was quite straightforward – classifying an area with a certain density of trees as a forest seemed......

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How does it feel to intern overseas with Education Development Center?

Innovate ME intern, Prakash, shared that "the EDC team in Thailand has made me feel like family. By helping me grow and showing me the best Bangkok has to offer, they have truly changed my life. I am forever grateful for this opportunity!"

Want to develop a career you love and make a difference? Intern opportunities, funded by Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada, are available now in 6 countries!


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