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Participating in an international internship will allow you to develop intercultural and professional competencies, as well as build international networks and career-related experience. An internship abroad is a valuable experience that will benefit you both professionally and personally.

My World Abroad

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Register for free access to MyWorldAbroad online with your Laurier email address (@mylaurier or Alumni seeking access to MyWorldAbroad can email Katherine St. Louis at with an alternate non-Laurier email address to be granted access.

Queen Elizabeth Scholars

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program provides funding for Laurier students to participate in three-month summer internships at not-for-profit organizations in Ghana. Students selected for these internships will be named Queen Elizabeth Scholars and will receive full funding, covering expenses such as airfare, ground transportation, accommodation and meals.

Previously, students have interned at organizations including International Needs Ghana, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Street Children Empowerment Foundation, and Child Research and Resource Centre.


All applicants must be:

  • In good academic standing.
  • Under 35 years of age at the time of the application.
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Other requirements:

  • Selected students must commit to participation in pre-departure programs to be organized by Laurier International.
  • A commitment to participate in community engagement activities both in Ghana and in Canada.
  • The completion of Laurier's Intercultural Certificate.
  • Selected students must abide by any other requirements set by Laurier International, the International Program Office and the Queen Elizabeth II scholarship program.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this program, submit your applications to Phyllis Power, manager of Global Engagement, Laurier International at

In the application, you must include:

  • How you meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Your commitment to the listed requirements.
  • Your motivations and expectations for wanting to be part of this program.
  • Your program, current academic standing and GPA.
  • A current resumé and two letters of reference.