Current Opportunities

Below are the current internship and scholarship opportunities that CAPI offers. Each program has different eligibility criteria and application deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact program manager Robyn Fila at rfila@uvic.ca


2017 CAPI intern Will Howling (UVic BCom student) hanging out with some local children in Manana, India
2017 CAPI intern Will Howling (UVic BCom student) hanging out with some local children in Manana, India

Since 2003, CAPI has offered a variety of opportunities to UVic students and graduates from across Canada to work with leading civil society organizations across the Asia-Pacific. Over 150 students have taken part in our programs and have gained valuable cross-cultural experience and the knowledge and skills required to succeed in our increasingly globalized world.

These life-changing experiences often open doors to new ways of thinking, identify areas of focus for graduate study, lead to meaningful relationships, interesting job opportunities, and career paths not previously considered.


Queen Elizabeth Scholar (QES) internships

What: internship placements with civil society partners across the Asia-Pacific region

Who: upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level students at the University of Victoria

Participants will engage with their local community through a Capstone project, blogging and podcasting, and other community engagement activities.  


Japan internships

What: four-month internship placements with CITYNET Yokohama, Japan

Who: upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level students at the University of Victoria

Participants will work at CITYNET Yokohama, focusing on urban development related issues including disaster preparedness, infrastructure development, climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Karenni refugee education internships

What: seven-month internship placements with The Karenni Social Development Center (KSDC) in Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Who: upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level students at the University of Victoria

The intern selected will be involved in teaching KDSC’s Advanced Community Training Course aimed at equipping KSDC students with the skills needed to become advocates and activists for the Karenni people as they strive towards a free and democratic future. 

2018 CAPI Student Fellowship award recipient Kristina Tietjen taking coral samples during a previous expedition to Kiritimati (Chistmas Island)
2018 CAPI Student Fellowship award recipient Kristina Tietjen taking coral samples during a previous expedition to Kiritimati (Chistmas Island). Her 2018 award will help fund her return trip to conduct follow-up research in the area.

Anand Scholarship

What: financial support for tuition for registered Thai students in good standing attending the University of Victoria

Who: Thai undergraduate or graduate-level students at the University of Victoria


CAPI student essay prize

What: an annual cash prize for the best student essay on the Asia-Pacific

Who: undergraduate or graduate-level students at the University of Victoria


CAPI Student Fellowships

What: funding for UVic students to conduct research (CAPI Student Research Fellowship) or study a language (CAPI Student Language Fellowship) in the Asia-Pacific

Who: The Research Fellowship is restricted to Master or Ph.D. level candidates. The Language Fellowship is open to undergraduate students in their third year and above, as well as to graduate students. 


Queen Elizabeth Scholar (QES) "Crossing Borders" Scholarships

What/who: funding for UVic graduate students to conduct research/fieldwork in Commonwealth countries ("Outgoing Scholars") or for graduate students originating from Commonwealth countries completing degrees at UVic ("Incoming Scholars")