Become an International Youth Fellow

AKFC is searching for individuals who can demonstrate a commitment to international development, are driven by the desire to make a meaningful change in the world, and are ready to apply their skills and experience to a challenging overseas internship.

We thank you for your interest in this program. The application period for 2020 is now closed.

While the recruitment process is currently underway, the 2020 start date has been delayed due to COVID-19. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and adapt the program to ensure our fellows’ health and well-being.


In the last 30 years, over 500 young Canadians have participated in AKFC’s International Youth Fellowship Program – an extraordinary opportunity to become a leader in global development.

This prestigious Fellowship is a launching pad for diverse careers in the government, non-profit, media and finance sectors. It offers a training program and an eight-month overseas placement to recent university graduates and young professionals under 30. Learn more and download the International Youth Fellowship brochure.

Walk a Mile in a Fellow’s Shoes

Celebrate 30 years of the AKFC International Youth Fellowship program by walking a mile in the shoes of five former Fellows. Their stories offer an understanding of the positive impacts this transformative experience has on the lives of participants and the communities where they work.