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Short-term work placements with an international host organization, also known as externships, are way for recent post-secondary graduates to have international work experience and to develop specialized skills.

There are also longer term work experience placements.

Check out the opportunities in the drop downs below.

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Alberta Abroad is a provincial government initiative open to:
  •  residents of Alberta
  •  a graduated from a post-secondary institution  within 24 months of your graduation. The institution can be in Alberta, in Canada or anywhere in the world.
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

The Alberta Abroad website include information about:

  • eligibility
  • how to apply
  • why you should participate
  • new externship listings
  • the Citation in Global Leadership, three online courses that are a required part of the externship. You complete one course before your placement, one during the placement and the third course after the externship. The course is from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension.
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The Alberta-Smithsonian Internship Program (ASIP) invites 10 Albertans each year to participate in an internship with the esteemed Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest consortium of museums located in Washington, DC. Internships could be in Washington, or one of the Smithsonian's locations around the world.
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The Alberta-Saxony Internship Program (ASiiA) is an opportunity for Albertan students to work in Saxony and for Saxon students to work in Alberta.
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CUSO International was founded in the early 1960s for Canadian university students to do work abroad.

Today CUSO International focuses on three areas:
  • inclusive and sustainable economic growth
  • gender and social inclusion
  • quality health services

The organization is looking for skills in:
  • business management
  • communications
  • community development
  • education
  • fundraising and advocacy
  • health
  • information and communications technology
  • natural resources management and agriculture

Check out volunteering with CUSO International.

If you can't travel abroad, CUSO also has e-volunteering.

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The Washington Center -- Alberta Internship Program provides financial awards for up to 25 Campus Alberta post-secondary students to participate in professional development internships in prominent organizations in the government, industry and non-governmental sectors in Washington, D.C., USA.

Students must submit applications for review and approval prior to February 1, 2016.

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Each year, the Government of the People's Republic of China awards scholarships to Albertans interested in studying and researching in China, through the China Government Scholarship (CGS) program.

CGS applications are now being accepted for the 2016/2017 academic year—for studies commencing in September 2016. The deadline to apply is January 18, 2016.

For more information, please visit the CGS webpage.

Off to Hawaii in 2016

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Human Services students will be going to Hawaii in spring 2016 for practicum placements. This is the second time Lakeland students are going to the Pacific destination to work with local child, youth and family organizations.

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