CIDA IYIP Program Information

Donald Brown (Intern 2010)The Centre for Property Studies, University of New Brunswick and the Department of Land Management (Mzuzu University), Active Youth Organization (Kauma Village), and the Government of Malawi  (Gender Unit) have been awarded 9 internship placements under the CIDA International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) beginning in the spring of 2010 and concluding March 31, 2013.

The IYIP is a youth internship program designed to give young Canadian professionals (ages 19-30) with a university/college degree(s) the opportunity to gain valuable international development work experience. 


  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30 at the time of signing
  • Have graduated from a university or college program by the time the internship placement begins (including defense of thesis)
  • Be unemployed or underemployed
  • 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)

Internship Positions:

The CPS will administer the following internship placements in Malawi:

Mzuzu University

Mzuzu University - Department of Land Management (Northern Malawi)

  • Survey Engineering Camp Instructor
  • Natural Resource Management Specialist
  • Urban & Rural Planning / Climate Change Specialist
  • GIS/GPS Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Primary Education Specialist
  • Youth Governance Specialist

Kauma Village

Active Youth Organization, Lilongwe (Central Malawi)

  • Infant and Child Health Educator


Department of Human Resource Management and Development (Gender Unit)

  • Gender Specialist:  Affirmative Action Capacity Building

  • Gender Specialist:  Policy and Procedure Development


Internship Dates:

The CPS / Malawi CIDA IYIP is a three (3) year program and the calls for applications will begin on November 1st for the 2012-2013 year.  The last day to submit applications will be December 15, 2011.  Any person who is under 30, a graduate of a Canadian post-secondary institution and a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant is eligible to apply.  Applicants are not restricted to the University of New Brunswick. 

Successful applicants should be available to take up their placements at the in-country host institution commencing no later than June 1st of each year.  An expected return date is estimated at the end of February  In some instances, an earlier start date may be required.

Application Process

To apply for an internship placement, download the application (Word Format) located on the Application Form page and send by email with your curriculum vitae (that includes 3 references with daytime contact phone number and email) to Veronica McGinn.  Please send a separate application for each internship.