Internship opportunities

Each year since 2003, CAPI has offered a variety of opportunities to current UVic students and young Canadian graduates from across the country.  Some of these placements were offered with funding support from various Canadian federal funding agencies (the Canadian International Development Agency, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and the Association of Universitites and Colleges of Canada), and others were funded directly by CAPI.  Take some time to learn more about CAPI's International Internship Program. To find out more about what our current interns are doing in the field, or to read updates from past interns, please visit our Intern Blog or watch our video on the program.


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CAPI funded Internship Placement Opportunities 2014:

CAPI will be funding the following positions in 2014 which will focus on Migration and Development in Asia.  

Brief Program Overview: 

In 2014, CAPI will be offering four, six-month placements with civil society organizations in Bangladesh, Nepal and the Philippines and two, four-month placements in Japan. Eligible UVic students are invited to apply. 

Selection and Funding Process: 

The application deadline for students interested in the May to August, 2014 Japan placement is Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Interviews will be in February and the successful candidate will be informed by the end of February for departure at the beginning of May 2014.

For the August to December 2014 Japan placement and the June to December 2014 placements the application deadline is Friday, March 7, 2014. Short-listed students will be invited to participate in an interview in mid March 2014.  Applicants will be selected by an interview committee (comprising of two CAPI staff members and a former CAPI intern) and will be informed by the end of March if they successful for departure at the beginning of June 2014 for the placements in the Philippines, Bangladesh and Nepal, or August 2014 for the second Japan placement. 

Successful applicants will receive funding for the following: airfare to and from host country, a living allowance to help cover rent, utilities and transportation costs, up to a total of $6,500 CAD for the Philippines, Nepal and Bangladesh placements and up to a total of $8,500 CAD for the Japan placements.  Students will be expected to cover the cost of insurance (depending upon the length of the placement - e.g. approx. $300 for a six month placement), and will also need to pay course fees to UVic (co-op program fees or the cost of the UVic credit they will receive for the placement, as arranged with their respective department). 


Applicants to CAPI's 2014-2015 internship program must meet the following basic eligibility criteria:

  1. You must be a current, full-time UVic student (graduate student, law student or undergraduate student in your third year of study or higher).
  2. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  3. You must be committed to completing all requirements of the program including an in-depth pre-departure orientation organized by CAPI, securing visas/work/entry permits as required by the host country, all reporting as required by CAPI, public engagement activities upon completion of the placement and any other requirements as specified by CAPI. CAPI will provide assistance in all of these areas.
  4. You must be available to complete the specified overseas placement between May and August and August and December (Japan) or June and December (all other placements) 2014.
  5. You must be a co-op student and/or able to receive academic credit (a directed reading or practicum) for the placement (please contact your co-op coordinator directly for questions related to co-op).

If you have any further questions about the program or your eligibility, please contact Robyn Fila at

CAPI's Internship Placements for 2014:

(Please click on the job titles below to access the specific placement descriptions)

  1. Program Assistant with the Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA), Quezon City, Philippines
  2. Program Assistant with Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), Quezon City, Philippines
  3. Program Assistant with the Refugee and Migratory Research Unit (RMMRU), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  4. Program Assistant with the Migrants' Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal
  5. Program Assistant with CityNet in Yokohama, Japan (2 positions- May to August and August to December)

How to Apply:

  1. Please send an email to Robyn Fila at indicating your intention to submit an application as soon as possible. 
  2. Please submit a complete application package to Robyn Fila by email, at  by Wednesday, February 12, 2014 (Japan placement- May) or Friday March 7, 2014 4pm (for the other placements) at the latest.  Late applications will not be accepted for the June 2014 placements.  

Your complete application package must include ALL of the following elements:

  1. A completed application form (typed) 
  2. A statement of intent telling us why you would like to participate (two page maximum)
  3. An up-to-date resume (no more than 2 pages)

Important: Applications should contain CAPI and your name in the subject line (i.e. "CAPI - Jane Smith").  All attachments should be in Word, Rich Text Format or PDF format only.

Please Note: Short-listed applicants will be required to bring copies of their university transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) and the names of two references (one of whom must be an academic reference) to the interview. 

We thank everyone for their applications and their interest in our International Internship Program.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.