Between 2013 and 2015, the initial two-year cycle of the Global Internship Program for Unemployed Youth, IIE and Legacy Alcoa Foundation partnered with six nonprofit organizations in Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain, and the United States in addition to the five current partners in Australia, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Every nonprofit organization had existing job readiness and employment programs offering both job training and internships with small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in the local community. Each nonprofit organization received an average of $125,000 to deploy a paid internship program in the community.

Academos E-Mentoring

Academos E-Mentoring is the premier e-mentoring organization in Canada. It assists youth from Quebec province to persevere in their academic endeavors and develop their career goals by matching them with professionals in various fields through its e-mentoring platform. The youth unemployment rate in Quebec is 13.7%. IIE and Legacy Alcoa Foundation partnered with Academos E-Mentoring to provide a customized workforce development program to 50 unemployed youth in Quebec province.

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Catalyst Connection

Catalyst Connection is an economic development organization based in Pittsburgh. It is dedicated to helping small manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania improve their competitive performance. Catalyst Connection serves counties with youth unemployment rates ranging between 18-25%. IIE and Legacy Alcoa Foundation partnered with Catalyst Connection to provide a customized workforce development program for 60 unemployed young men and women from southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Fundación Empresa Universidad Gallega (FEUGA)

Fundación Empresa Universidad Gallega (FEUGA) is a Spanish foundation, based in Santiago de Compostela, that was established to help develop the society and economy of the Galicia region of Spain. In particular, FEUGA acts as an intermediary between Galician universities and Galician companies and helps recent graduates enter the Galician workforce. FEUGA has proven experience in the field of workforce development and has arranged over 17,000 internships since 1983. The youth unemployment rate in Galicia is 54.4%. IIE and Legacy Alcoa Foundation partnered with FEUGA to provide a customized workforce development program for 50 unemployed youth from the Galicia region.

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Euvaldo Lodi Institute of Santa Catarina (IEL/SC)

Euvaldo Lodi Institute of Santa Catarina (IEL/SC) is an entity of the Federation of Industries of the State of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil. Its mission is to promote human and technological development in Santa Catarina. The youth unemployment rate in Santa Catarina is 3%. IIE and Legacy Alcoa Foundation partnered with ELI/SC to provide a customized workforce development program to 50 unemployed youth.

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Fund for Sustainable Development (FSD)

The Fund for Sustainable Development (FSD) has multiple locations across Russia. Its mission is to promote regional and community sustainable development through concrete projects addressing environmental, social and economic issues in communities across the Russian Federation. IIE and Legacy Alcoa Foundation partnered with FSD to provide customized workforce development training to 15 unemployed youth from the Belaya Kalitva region of Russia.

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Regional Charity Foundation Samara Province (FSD)

The goal and mission of the Regional Charity Foundation Samara Province is to support local citizens and organizations to overcome social, cultural and educational challenges. They achieves this mission by offering different social, cultural and workforce development programs. IIE and Legacy Alcoa Foundation partnered with Regional Charity Foundation Samara Province to provide a customized workforce development program for 35 unemployed youth from the Samara region. The internship program structure involved close coordination with local partners and industry representatives.

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