CAPI intern in Jakarta
UVic Political Science student Jemma Kosalko, photographed by UVic Pacific and Asian Studies student Maeve Milligan near their boarding house in Jakarta, Indonesia, where they were stationed on a CAPI internship for six-and-a-half months in 2019 working with the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies. Check out Maeve's "day in the life" video to get a sense of their daily experience.
Since 2003, CAPI has sent 185 Canadian students on life-changing placements with 53 different non-governmental organizations across 21 countries throughout the Asia-Pacific (and a couple in Africa, too!).

Please note: All placements are subject to Global Affairs Canada travel advisories, partner country entry and public health requirements, and UVic’s travel policies. Placements will be subject to country-specific rules, which are currently in flux. Please make sure that you have reviewed the country-specific requirements. We appreciate that these applications can be a daunting process in the best of times, so please reach out to CAPI internship program manager if you have any questions. Flexibility will definitely be an asset. 

Application timeline

Online info session | register 9 March 2022 at 1:30pm Pacific Time
Application deadline 18 March 2022 at 4:00pm Pacific Time
Interviews week of 28 March 2022
Letters of offer sent to selected interns early April
Signing contracts, paperwork, visa applications, booking flights and preparation for orientation and placement April - May 2022
One-week in-person pre-departure training at UVic May 2022 (dates to be confirmed)
Overseas placement 4-7 months during the period from June/July to November/December 2022 (see placement specifics below)

 

Current Opportunities

CAPI intern Kaylin with colleagues at the office

Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) - Internships

  • What:
    Approx. 6-month work placements with human rights/community development non-governmental organizations in Southeast Asia

  • Who is eligible to apply:
    Full-time upper-level undergraduates and grad students at UVic; Canadian citizens or permanent residents; age 35 or under at the time of application

  • Placements (# of placements available):
    • Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, Bangkok, Thailand (2)
    • Malaysian Social Research Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2)
    • Center for Indonesian Policy Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia (2)

  • Duration:
    between May and December 2022

  • Check out blog posts from past QES interns
  • Check out videos from past QES interns

Sponsor:  QES logo

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) is managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, and Canadian universities.

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Karenni Social Development Center - Thailand internship

  • What:
    Approx. 6-month work placement teaching at a school for Karenni refugee students in a remote jungle area of northwest Thailand | Map

  • Who is eligible to apply:
    Full-time upper-level undergraduates and grad students at UVic; Canadian citizens or permanent residents

  • Placement (one placement available):
    Karenni Social Development Center (KSDC), Mae Hong Son, Thailand

  • Duration: 
    between June and December 2022

  • Check out blog posts from past KSDC interns
  • Check out videos from past KSDC interns

Sponsor:

UVic Office of the President logo

CAPI intern Rasheedah in Japan

CITYNET Yokohama - Japan internships

  • What/Where:
    Approx. 4-month work placements with CITYNET Yokohama in Japan, a non-profit international organization that "aims to improve living environments and tackle urban problems"
  • Who:
    Full-time upper-level undergraduates and grad students at UVic; Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Number of Placements:
    Two
  • Duration: 
    One placement will run from May to August 2022 and the other from September to December 2022

Check out blog posts from past CITYNET Yokohama interns


Sponsor:

capi logoCAPI's Jarislowsky Japan Chair


More opportunities coming soon

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Global Skills Opportunities - Internships

  • Who:
    Undergraduate students at UVic
  • Placements:
    Nine
  • Duration: 
    Approximately 6.5 months

Sponsor:

Global Skills Opportunities program logo

This project is funded by Global Skills Opportunity, the Government of Canada's outbound mobility pilot program.

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Global Skills Opportunities - Fieldschools

  • Who:
    Undergraduate students at UVic
  • Placements:
    Twenty

Sponsor:

Global Skills Opportunities program logo

This project is funded by Global Skills Opportunity, the Government of Canada's outbound mobility pilot program.


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If you have any questions about our internships please contact Robyn Fila, CAPI internship program manager, by email at rfila@uvic.ca or phone at 250.721.7022 

About Robyn

Since 2010, Robyn has facilitated over 100 international internship placements for UVic students and graduates from across Canada. She is responsible for program and partnership development across the Asia-Pacific region, selecting, training and mentoring interns, and program monitoring and evaluation. CAPI’s international internship programs have focused on governance, development and migrants’ and refugee rights.

Robyn has an extensive background in experiential learning and curriculum development as it pertains to global and international education. She has worked in Indonesia with street entrenched youth and on with social change movements concerning reproductive rights in the Czech Republic. She has an undergraduate degree from UVic in Geography and a MA in Adult Education and Global Change from Linkoping University in Sweden.