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13 Jun 2013

Québec Without Borders internships abroad!

One of the winning photos, which was taken by Sophie St-Pierre during her internship in Togo in 2012 with Carrefour international

The registration period for 2013-2014 Québec Without Borders (QWB) internships has begun. Some 270 young Quebecers aged 18 to 35 are guaranteed an unforgettable international solidarity experience in one of some fifteen countries in Francophone Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Asia-Pacific region.

Interns will have the opportunity to get involved in concrete projects and participate in a wide variety of activities that are often related to raising the awareness of local communities in a number of sectors:

  • Community health
  • Social services
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • The environment

The internships immerse young people in a unique international solidarity environment that teaches them about sustainable development through community activities.

The program will also enable 27 young people from partnership countries to do a reciprocal internship in Québec that is related to their field of studies or professional experience.

All interns are supervised by member organizations of the Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI), which coordinates the QWB program in collaboration with the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur (MRIFCE). These organizations, which can be found in six Québec regions, are responsible for implementing, organizing and supervising the internships, and training the interns.

Photo contest

This spring, QWB launched a photo competition to produce a new visual identity for the program. Hundreds of photos from former interns were received, three of which were selected for the new QWB posters.

Over 6,000 interns to date…

Since its inception in 1995, QWB has enabled over 6,000 young people to complete internships in international solidarity. The program contributes to the cause of international solidarity, one of the five objectives of Québec’s International Policy.

Photo taken by Karin Meyerhans during her internship in Mali in 2011 with SUCO (Solidarité Union Coopération)

Photo taken by François Guèvremont during his internship in Ecuador in 2009 with the Centre de solidarité internationale du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

QWB – 2013-2014 Internships (in French)
QWB Facebook page (in French)
Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (in French)
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