Humber Institute – IYIP Internships 2015-2016

Reporting Organization:The Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 340,480
Timeframe: August 24, 2015 - March 31, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

The Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bangladesh - $ 68,096.00 (20.00%)

Nepal - $ 51,072.00 (15.00%)

Bolivia - $ 34,048.00 (10.00%)

Ethiopia - $ 34,048.00 (10.00%)

Haiti - $ 34,048.00 (10.00%)

Malawi - $ 34,048.00 (10.00%)

Tanzania, United Republic of - $ 34,048.00 (10.00%)

Colombia - $ 17,024.00 (5.00%)

Nicaragua - $ 17,024.00 (5.00%)

Peru - $ 17,024.00 (5.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Economic Development & Empowerment (74.4 %)

Food Security & Agriculture (7.72 %)

WASH (5.2 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (12.68 %)

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This project is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). The IYIP contributes to the YES by providing a large spectrum of Canadian graduates with valuable international development work experience abroad, needed to launch successful careers. Humber Institute Health and Private Sector Development project provides 20 interns with internships in ten countries: Bangladesh, Haiti, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Peru, Nicaragua and Colombia. The interns work to address development challenges in relation to local needs by contributing to private sector development and health improvement by strengthening Food Security and Nutrition programming and Water and Sanitation projects.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men
Total Direct Population: 22
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Public engagement activities facilitated
2 Employees trained
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access by Canadian interns (young men and women) to Canadian labour market opportunities, including in the field of international development; and (2) increased engagement of Canadian interns (young men and women) as global citizens in supporting international development in Canada and abroad.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2016) include: (1) 20 interns (16 females and 4 males) have been recruited and sent abroad for a 6months internship in the areas of increasing food security, securing the future of children and youth, and stimulating sustainable economic growth. Prior to departure, interns have received training on multiple operational aspects, including mental health, empathy, personal safety and intercultural communications; (2) interns have accomplished many activities while in the field to support local organizations, including pre-departure workshops facilitated for youth and staff attending the ‘Children Lead the Way’ international conference in Canada; the creation of a handicrafts artisans’ profile and payroll tracking database and teaching two employees to update the system; and an impact study developed and conducted on the organization’s earthquake response projects in the livelihoods sector in Southern Lalitpur (Nepal); (3) out of the 20 interns, 15 interns (13 females) successfully completed their internship. Seven local partners (100%) reported that the interns made a significant impact on their development efforts; (4) upon their return to Canada, 15 interns participated in debrief and re-integration sessions. These sessions included activities to contextualize their learnings and make them actionable; to enhance their skills in communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, negotiation, emotional intelligence and empathy; and additional counseling opportunities; (5) 15 interns facilitated public engagement activities in Canada and abroad, including public presentations, short films, guest lecturing in Humber College’s classrooms, interviews on radio shows and articles for community forums; and (6) at the end of their internship, 15 interns reported an increased level of confidence in their ability to secure employment post- internship and are actively seeking employment opportunities in the international development field in Canada and/or overseas.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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