Future of CIDA Internship Program Up in the Air

Advocates say the program is cost-effective and of great benefit to Canadian youth who need overseas experience. But such arguments, including a glowing internal evaluation, did little to save Foreign Affairs' version of the program.

Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 08/20/2008 12:00 am EDT

There is mounting concern the government will pull the plug on a CIDA program in which recent Canadian graduates take their new skills overseas to help in developing countries, gain much needed experience, and serve as ambassadors for Canada.

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