Internships at MEDA give you the chance to contribute to the eradication of global poverty. Experience in NGOs like MEDA can be a great stepping stone to a career in international development, government policy, communications, international relations, marketing, fundraising and more.
Our internships cover a wide range of topics including marketing and communication, constituent engagement, gender equality, environment and climate change, monitoring and impact measurement, and more.
MEDA’s North American internship opportunities are available to students and recent graduates from a wide array of academic backgrounds and are mainly based in MEDA’s Waterloo, Ontario office. Positions vary each year, but often support the following departments:
North American internship positions are typically 4 months in duration and are mostly offered from May-August each year with funding from programs such as Canada Summer Jobs. Internships may be offered during other months based on business needs.
MEDA operates in many countries around the world and provides students and recent graduates with a unique opportunity to complete an internship in one of our country offices. These opportunities are based on business needs and are often funded through partnership programs.
Join us as we work together to create sustainable solutions to poverty through business!
When hired for an internship based out of North America, interns are paid a fair market wage.
When hired for an internship based out of a MEDA country office, interns are often provided a wage stipend and their living expenses are covered.
MEDA typically hires interns based in North America for May-August to align with the summer months/school term, however, positions may be available at other times. Timing for international based internships varies. All internships are posted on the MEDA Career Opportunities page.
All interns will be provided with a thorough orientation, including an introduction to: MEDA, our philosophy and methodology; your department/division, and your specific assignment.
Yes! MEDA encourages work-life balance and most positions can leverage a flexible schedule which includes in-office and remote work. This will depend on the role and can be discussed through the interview process.