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.


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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  • Innovate ME: Lisa’s Internship Experience in Zanzibar

    YCI is excited to announce the launch of Innovate ME, a rejuvenated internship program to give Canadian youth international experience with development projects! Perfect timing, new positions have just been posted! Click here to learn more and apply. Want to know what a YCI international youth internship is......

  • Call for Board Members at YCI

      Youth Challenge International (YCI) designs global development solutions that create the conditions for youth and communities to thrive and prosper. YCI’s programs use creative approaches to equip youth and young professionals with the tools, experience, knowledge and networks to build sustainable livelihoods.   YCI is......

  • EQWIP HUBs: Interim Deputy Director

    Company Name: Youth Challenge International Project Title: EQWIP HUBs Powering Youth Innovation for Sustainable Livelihoods Start: March 19, 2018 Working Location: 939 Somerset Street W. Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6R8, Canada Schedule: 1-year, Full-time contract providing cover for Maternity Leave Salary: $85,000 – $90,000 Benefits Package: Group Insurance ABOUT EQWIP HUBs Do......

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