GVI - Environmental Internship Program

Program dates

Summer: May 8, 2023 to July 3, 2023
Deadline to apply: April 9, 2024

Fall: September 5, 2023 to October 31, 2023
Deadline to apply: Closed

Spring: January 9, 2024 to March 6, 2024
Deadline to apply: December 1, 2023

Note: Program dates and deadlines may change. Email internationalprograms@kpu.ca for more information


  • 8-week mentorship program with 5 flexible hours per week or 4-week program with 10 flexible hours per week of work (unpaid, but valuable work experience)
  • Certificate from the University of Richmond and GVI for your resume
  • Completion of a real project in another country and culture to add to your resume 
  • A professional recommendation letter from your mentor to use for future
  • Gain career guidance and a network of peer and industry professional contacts
  • Live masterclasses, online courses through Canvas, peer-to-peer learning and local immersion activities
  • Contribution to a real environmental sustainability project

Available Placements

  • Marine Conservation
  • Environmental and Corporate Sustainability
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Climate Crisis & Clean Energy 
  • Education for Development
  • Global Public Health
  • Social Economic Development
  • Human Rights & Access to Justice

Kinds of Pojects

  • Operations and Program Management
  • Data Analysis and Research 
  • Marketing, Media, and Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Law Advocacy and Policy
  • Multi-Focus  



NONE. This is a non-academic study program.  


  • $1,845 for 5 hours a week in an 8-week 40-hour program (discounted price when applying through KPU and $900 if 2+ students join together to work on a shared project). 
  • The fee goes towards the administration, workshops, masterclasses, expert advice in the field, mentorship, and a certificate at the end. 

You are able to apply for funding and scholarship awards to cover these fees. Successful applicants were able to receive funding and participate with the full program fees covered. 

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