SWAP Working Holidays is a Canadian-owned organization that has been working for over 45 years to promote cultural exchange opportunities to Canadians. We started in 1975 and have been going strong ever since.

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What's an Internship?

Internships are an amazing way to put your education to work, and a common way for students to gain work experience in their field once they complete their education. Internships are training opportunities offered by employers around the world where students and recent graduates have the chance to work alongside experienced professionals who help them learn about their industry and gain valuable hands-on skills that will help them move forward with their career ambitions.


Internship opportunities typically start in the late spring and summer seasons and are available in most fields. Our internship program in the USA allows Canadian youth to gain active career training while experiencing what it is like to live and work in one of the world’s most dominant cultures. Program participants have landed unforgettable internships in finance, television, the arts, fashion, engineering and more – opportunities that they simply could not find at home.


There are plenty of internship opportunities in the USA and you’ll need to find the one that best fits you, your education, and your career goals. Once you find the right internship for you, we’ll be there to guide you through the visa process and support you for the duration of your time in the US, where we work with one of the largest sponsor organizations. With SWAP’s help before you go and our team in the US, we’ll make sure you have everything you need to succeed. With highly valued US work experience behind you, you’ll come back to Canada ready to hit the job market running!

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