AUCC Students for Development Program

Tristan Goulden, Survey Camp Instructor, 2008-2009Our Student Internship Program began in 2005 under the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada's (AUCC) Canada Corps University Partnership Programme (CCUPP), with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The program is now simply Students for Development and the objective of the program is to provide Senior University Students an opportunity to interact with African Youth while participating in real and relevant projects associated with land reform, land administration and management, governance and rural development.

Since 2006, the CPS has provided international opportunities for over 60 UNB undergraudate and graduate students from the Faculties of Engineering (Geodesy & Geomatics, Chemical, Mechanical, Computer), Nursing, Kinesiology, Law, Forestry, and Education.  The internships are available to any senior level student from any Faculty who meets the following criteria.


  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30 at the time of signing
  • Enrolled as a returning student at UNB
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Have not previously participated in a program funded by CIDA's Youth Employment Strategy (YES)

We currently have 3 programs being implemented under the UNB/Malawi Youth partnership.  These include:  1)  Building Higher Education in Malawi with Mzuzu University  2)  Good Governance and Community Development with Kauma Village and 3)  Promoting Youth Development through Health Education and inclusion for girls and young women with the Guidance Counselling and Youth Development Centre for Africa.

Below is the list of current and past internships with their associated newsletters.


Building Higher Education:  Mzuzu University, Malawi

Good Governance and Community Development:  Kauma Village, Malawi

Building Sound Policy:  National Youth Council of Malawi


Building Higher Education:  Mzuzu University, Malawi

Good Governance and Community Development:  Kauma Village, Malawi


Communal Land Rights, Ingonyama Trust Board, KwaZulu Natal, SA

Housing Infrastructure and Services: Mzuzu University Malawi


Governance and the Environment, Land Reform Program, SA

Communal Land Rights Act, Land Reform Program, SA


Community Based Development:  Alternative Dispute Resolution

Communal Land Tenure in South Africa