THE FORGE is a 6 month internship specifically designed for college and university graduates with knowledge and passion for International Development. Forge interns are emerging Christian leaders who want to put their skills to practical use and take the next step in their careers. They also share a strong commitment to seeing communities around the world grow into fullness of life characterized by dignity, hope, justice and peace.
The Forge offers the opportunity to develop a robust work portfolio, integrate faith with vocation, and make a tangible, sustainable contribution to International Teams Canada’s transformational development programs.
This life-changing experience equips leaders with:
• New skills and abilities
• Hands-on experience
• Expanded perspective
• Bolstered resume
The Forge internship is your opportunity to put your skills and knowledge to work:
• 6 months of paid intensive international development experience in both international and local contexts
• Practical coaching and mentoring to help you move from theory to practice
• Training and experience with program design, monitoring and evaluation
• Program fundraising and technical grant writing
• Networking and career development opportunities
Interns play a valuable role in increasing the overall capacity and effectiveness of our community transformation programs. You will assist in activities related to the design, monitoring, and evaluation of iTeams Canada projects and programs by:
In addition, our internship explores the role of the church in transformational development. You will engage in practices for spiritual formation and growth, learn and apply principles of team dynamics, and cultivate your personal leadership style and skills — all while working alongside a team of people who share your faith and your passion for international development.
Forge interns have worked in Kenya, Zambia, Burkina Faso and the Philippines. Possible locations for next year may include any of our Impact Programs.