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IDRC Internship provides research awards for students training social & Economic policy.


The IDRC Internship awards provide exposure to research for international development through a program of training in research management and grant administration under the guidance of IDRC program staff.

Internships will be considered for a program of training and research responding to IDRC’s research priorities.

IDRC’s research activities focus on four Program Areas:

  • Social and Economic Policy
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Management
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development
  • Innovation, Policy and Science

Duration: Internships are tenable for a minimum of 4 months and a maximum of 12 months at IDRC headquarters in Ottawa or in a Regional Office.

Developing country nationals residing in their home country (or another country) must hold their internships in the appropriate Regional Office.

Number of Awards: Approximately fourteen. Some travel and research expenses will also be supported, up to a maximum of $10,000.

Internship Application Eligibility: Candidates must be citizens of developing countries.

Candidates need not be affiliated with an institution. They may participate in internships as part of an academic requirement.

Deadline: 12 September each year.

For more information and application, visit: IDRC Internship Award website

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