Work or Volunteer Abroad

In today’s global economy, employers value job candidates with international experience. Working or volunteering abroad gives you global career skills and helps you stand out from the crowd.

Your path to a global career

Camosun International and Co-operative Education and Career Services have teamed up to give you the tools to begin your journey toward a global career.

Working holidays and international co-op visas

International Experience Canada

International Experience Canada offers working holiday, young professional, and international co-op visas for Canadians 18-35.

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Explore global internships


Tip: Approved internships are eligible for scholarships.

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Work and volunteer opportunities


AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential through volunteering and interning abroad.

Campus Access

A directory of international internship and volunteer programs.

Canada World Youth

CWY offers world-renowned international volunteer programs to youth from Canada and abroad who, through their participation in community-driven development projects, acquire the leadership skills that allow them to become agents of change.


Connect-123 facilitates internship opportunities in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, and Shanghai in various fields, including business, engineering, health care, human rights, social work, and sustainable development.


CRCC Asia offers global internships in China, Japan, Vietnam, and the UK for Business, Engineering, Hospitality, Information Technology students and more.

Cultural Vistas

As a member of the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education, Camosun is included in a partnership with Cultural Vistas.  Cultural Vistas develops international professional experiences that create more informed, skilled and engaged citizens. Resources include a service to secure a J1 Visa to work in the U.S.

Global Affairs Canada

Graduates of a diploma or degree program can seek jobs in international development from Global Affairs Canada.


Volunteer or intern with GVI in conservation and community development programs worldwide.

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience

IAESTE is an international student exchange program that enables Canadian students to gain international work experience through a paid and career-related job overseas.

International Experience Canada

A Government of Canada initiative, IEC is a unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience while travelling abroad.  Choose from a working holiday, young professional or international co-op (internship) experience through this program.

International Sport Federations

A list of Federations recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that you can explore for international opportunities.

The Jane Goodall Institute

Search international jobs and internships with the Jane Goodall Institute.

The Nature Conservancy

This US-based organization has volunteer opportunities in the US and around the world with regional nature conservancy organizations.

Rate my Placement

Find ratings and internship listings for around the world.

Student Work Abroad Program (SWAP)

SWAP helps young Canadians find international work.  Their services can assist you through the whole process.  Some of their services include finding accommodation, applying for visas, arrival orientations and other in-country support, job database memberships, and much more.

Universities Canada

Find general information about international connections and activities with Canadian post-secondary institutions and discover exciting programs and scholarships.

Disclaimer: This is a referral service only and makes no particular recommendations or guarantees regarding the organizations listed. Our office is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of working or volunteering for the organizations listed. Listed organizations are posted with the best interest of Camosun students in mind, but students should follow due diligence and research all organizations prior to accepting an opportunity.