Between 2013 and 2015, the Global Internship Program for Unemployed Youth provided job-skills training and internship placement to 500 participants in 11 locations in 8 countries around the world, with another 200 participants set to complete their internships by the end of 2017. The program has had a powerful impact on the communities it has served, from empowering unemployed youth, creating a pipeline of talent for local manufacturing partners, and highlighting the great work of local implementing partners.

Expected Outcomes (2015 – 2017)

The Global Internship Program for Unemployed Youth aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  • By the end of the program, 90% of program participants will have completed their internships and indicated an increase in knowledge related to post-secondary career and training/education options.
  • Within six months of completing the program, 60% of program participants will have found employment and/or started a training/education program
  • By September 2017, 5 non-profits and at least 25 companies will have improved their capacity to train, provide internships and mentor youth going into the workforce.

Highlighted Outcomes (2013 – 2015)

Between 2013 – 2015, the Global Internship Program for Unemployed Youth achieved the following outcomes:

  • By the end of the program, 95% of program participants completed their internships and 90% indicated an increase in knowledge related to post-secondary career and training/education options.
  • Within six months of completing the program, 62% of program participants had found employment and/or started a training/education program.
  • As of September 2015, 72% of program participants were employed or engaged in training/education opportunities.
In these videos and statements, program participants, company representatives, and implementing partner organizations describe the impact that the Global Internship Program for Unemployed Youth has had on them.