MEDA is an international economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty. Founded in 1953 by a group of Mennonite business professionals, we partner with the poor to start or grow small and medium-sized businesses in developing regions around the world.
Our expertise includes a full range of economic development tools: financial services, improved technology, business training, better access to markets and equity investment. Our work most often focuses on women, youth and the rural poor.
We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to earn a livelihood and that unleashing entrepreneurship is a powerful way to alleviate poverty.
What to Expect
International Internship experiences start with a one-week orientation at our Head Office in Waterloo, Ontario, followed by in-the-field training and a 6-month work assignment.
MEDA hires interns in various roles, including Marketing & Communication, Cross Cutting Services, and Business Development.
If you are between 19-30 years old, have a University or Masters degree in a related field and are legally eligible to work in Canada or the United States, consider applying today!.
MEDA works in many countries around the world. We currently offer internships in countries such as Tanzania, Jordan, Nicaragua and Myanmar.
MEDA is committed to the long-term engagement of interns in international development efforts in North America and abroad.
MEDA has over 20 years of experience providing internship opportunities to young professionals.
MEDA currently employs eight full-time staff who were past interns. These employees hold roles such as project coordinator, donor relations coordinator, project manager, senior project manager and technical director.