Recruitment for the 2013-2014 International Fellowship Program is now closed. The International Fellowship Program offers an extraordinary training program and an eight-month overseas placement to recent university graduates and young professionals who are 30 years or under.
Are you committed to making a meaningful change in the world?
Are you eager to apply your skills in an engaging and challenging overseas internship?
Make your goals a reality as an AKFC International Fellow!
A Tradition of Leadership
Since 1989, more than 350 young individuals have participated in Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s International Fellowship program. This life-changing, career-building internship program is an extraordinary opportunity to develop your potential and become a leader in the field of international development.
The eight-month overseas internship has proven to be an effective launching pad for diverse careers in the government, non-profit, media and finance sectors. In a recent survey, 80% of Fellowship Alumni felt that participating in the program helped shape their career or study decisions. (Stiles Associates, Inc., 2009)
International Perspective and Experience
Each Fellow will spend eight months in a country in Africa or Asia working with agencies and partners of the Aga Khan Development Network
, one of the world’s largest and most respected international development agencies. Potential host countries include Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Mali, Tajikistan, India, and Bangladesh.
Exceptional training and support
AKFC is committed to ensuring that their Fellows have the support required to succeed in their Fellowship, from pre-departure training to financial support during the overseas placement. The Fellowship also includes a month-long Management Seminar in Ottawa, where Fellows gain the skills required to contribute effectively to their partner organization through training and workshops led by some of Canada’s foremost experts in the field of international development. Learn more about the Fellowship Streams