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Welcome to AKFC’s International Youth Fellowship Program Online Application
For 29 years, Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) has sent bright young Canadians to Asia and Africa to complete eight month placements, preceded by a three-week management seminar in Ottawa facilitated by leading development practitioners. 
Applications are now open for the 2020-21 cycle! 
Join AKFC in making a world of difference
The application process has a total of 4 steps and is best completed using . Please note that your application can be saved and completed over multiple sessions as long as it is submitted no later than January 31st, 2020 at 11:59 PST.

Please review the
Frequently Asked Questions page and Hints and Tips section before applying.
STEP 1 - Need an Account? Click the sign up button on the right hand side to create an account using your email, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter account. Already have an account? Use the sign in section on the right hand side to access your application.
STEP 2 - Eligibility Checklist
STEP 3 - (Completed in any order)
Application Form (IDM or IMM).
Copy of All University Transcripts (Upload PDF) *mailed authenticity sticker can be broken.
Resume Upload (Word or PDF with exact start and end dates of all listed activities, specifying month and year).
Most Recent Degree Upload. PDF or JPG Scan (Graduating in April 2020 and don’t have your degree yet? You can still apply).
Contact Information for 3 References (1 Academic, 1 Professional and 1 Personal) please note that family members, relatives, partners and spouses are not suitable recommenders. Each recommender will be sent an email with instructions on how to submit a recommendation; however it is up to the applicant to make sure recommendations are sent in by the deadline. No documents (Applications/Uploads/ Recommendations) will be accepted after January 31st, 2020 at 11:59 PST.
STEP 4 - Submit *Once your application is submitted, you will still be able to access and look at your submitted proposal, as well as check the status of your recommendations but you will no longer be able to edit your application.

Apply for one of two streams that best match your professional background and interests. Click below to see sample placements for each of the two respective streams:

International Development Management (IDM)

Fellows benefit from placements in a variety of organizations, working in fields such as health, education, rural development, and civil society strengthening. Placements include positions in research, project management, communications, and monitoring and evaluation.

International Microfinance and Microenterprise (IMM)

Fellows gain experience with an organization involved in microfinance or market development, to develop skills in the day-to-day operations and evaluation of these programs.

Please note: Media placements are unavailable for 2020-2021. AKFC invites young media professionals to apply for a communications position under the IDM stream.

Thank you for your interest in AKFC’s International Youth Fellowship Program.