Call for Proposals – The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) 2023-2028

The application deadline is March 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time (ET).

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is issuing a call to organizations in Canada entitled “International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) 2023-2028.” The IYIP is funded by the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS), which is implemented by 12 federal departments to help young Canadians gain the skills and work experience they need to make a successful transition to the labour market. IYIP participants will complete international development internships aligned with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The program is valued at $29.76 million over a 5-year period.

GAC expects to fund project proposals of at least $2 million and up to $4.9 million. Submitting the project proposal is the only stage in this call. GAC may fund several proposals or none, up to the maximum funding available.

Before submitting your application:

  • Review the guidelines outlined on the How to apply for funding through a call webpage (please follow the guidelines in the document, with the exception of the 2 stages to apply, as this is a 1-stage full proposal process only)
  • If an application is submitted on behalf of a group of organizations that would be signing the funding agreement with GAC, you must designate an organization to lead the group but still ensure that each co-signer is registered and uploads all required documents to the Partners@International portal. In the context of this call for proposals, such groups are referred to as “the applicant”

Project proposals assessed as meritorious based on the criteria below will be considered for funding. Being assessed as meritorious, however, does not guarantee that funding will be obtained.

The complete project proposal for this call must be submitted via the Partners@International portal before the deadline. GAC will not accept project proposals submitted after the deadline. To avoid technical difficulties preventing you from applying on time, GAC strongly recommends that you submit your application at least 3 business days before the March 1, 2023, 12:00 p.m. (noon) ET deadline.

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February 17, 2023


March 1, 2023


Request for Proposals


Global Affairs Canada