Opportunity: Become an intern in Peru through CWY’s Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership Program!

Are you between 18 and 26 years old and interested in improving your professional, communication & leadership skills? Are you open to an experience in Peru that will be both challenging and rewarding? Are you interested in engaging in a dynamic, multicultural environment? If this sounds like the direction you would like to take, the Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership Program may be right for you.

Canada World Youth is launching its fourth edition of Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, a 6-month international development internship, including 4 months in Peru.  Through participation in overseas development projects, and access to training and mentorship, you will increase your capacity to address international development issues overseas and in your own communities while exploring educational and employment opportunities.

The following costs are covered by the program:

  • Travel, food and accommodation costs related to the internship
  • Out of country emergency medical insurance for the duration of the volunteer agreements
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Vaccinations
  • Local project-related transportation
  • Monthly pocket money allowance
  • Spanish language classes

For the 2019-20 edition, CWY is recruiting 34 Canadian Indigenous Youth between 18 to 26 years old who have completed high school but have not completed post-secondary studies and are available for six months between July and December 2019. For more information about the program, please click here or call 1-800-605-3526, ext. 350

Canada World Youth’s Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership Program is funded by Global Affairs Canada’s International Aboriginal Youth Internship Initiative.


Alison Olney

Advisor, Education Programs
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – BC Region / Government of Canada
alison.olney@canada.ca / Tel: 604-314-5890

Conseillère en matière de programmes d’éducation
Services aux Autochtones Canada (SAC) – Région de la C.-B. / Gouvernement du Canada
alison.olney@canada.ca / Tel: 604-314-5890