International Internship Programme

International Internship Programme


Established in 2008, as part of University's Partnerships Office, the International Internship Programme (IIP) provides exciting, significant and professional experience for international interns who are eager to experience new culture, social and geographic environments​.

IIP offers paid and unpaid, credit and non-credit, internship opportunities for 8-12 months in East Africa, the Middle East and Central and South Asia. These unique career-related learning experiences will enhance your skills in international and intercultural settings under the mentorship of highly qualified professionals.


IIP Applications

Summer 2016 applications are now ​closed. IIP will start accepting the applications for the next recruitment cycle from May 25, 2016. View sample IIP placements​​.

IIP at the Global Internship Conference 2016

Please consider joining us at the Global Internship Conference on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts as we present the following in-person, half-day workshop designed to engage experiential education colleagues on this important topic:
Building Ethical Global Engagement and Internships with Host Communities
Presented by: Pamela Roy (Consultancy for Global Higher Education); Rebecca Thiessen (University of Ottawa); Robert Gough (Western University); and Farzana Karim-Haji (Aga Khan University). Please visit Global Internship Conference​ website. 

IIP in News

blished i​n 2014, the University of Calgary sent the first group of Queen Elizabeth  scholars abroad last year. The programme continues to grow with the introduction of  a new partnership with Aga Khan University in Uganda.

Internship experiences


AKU-IIP intern Leah Shipton's article on "A Reason to Travel"


A short interview of a student from University of Victoria, Arwen Barr, who interned at the Aga Khan University in East Africa.


IIP brochure illustrating the reach and impact of the programme.