INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS- NOW RECRUITING
Since 2002, the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) has offered 48 internships in 15 countries through the International Youth Internship Program (CIDA). These internships provide youth (age 19-30) with international development experience, skills, and knowledge to help better prepare them for future employment, while advancing Canadian development objectives.
ACIC works with its Canadian member organizations and their international partners to offer interns valuable experience both overseas as well as in Canada. Interns will work in the areas of securing the future of children and youth, stimulating sustainable economic growth, and increasing food security. Through this experience, interns develop skills and experience that will assist them in securing employment as well as enabling them to make connections and develop relationships with many Canadian development practitioners.
Internships are nine months in duration, with six months spent at hosting partner organizations in Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ghana, Honduras, Peru and Tanzania. Interns work in Canada for the other three months with an ACIC member organization both prior to their departure overseas and upon their return.
A modest living allowance is provided, as well as funding to assist with a variety of costs related to the internship, including : travel to overseas posting, medical insurance, visas, training and job search support. Interns cover the cost of travel to and from the location in Atlantic Canada at the beginning and end of their contract.
On behalf of our members and overseas partners, the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is offering the following positions :
Basic Literacy Educator (Science Education) – Honduras
Biodiversity & Community Development Intern – Honduras
Child & Youth Care Work – Honduras
Child & Youth Educator Project Developer – Peru
Child & Youth Educator Research Project Developer – Peru
Communications & Technology Assistant – Chile
Community-based Dietetics Nutritionist – Honduras
Cultural Literacy Educator – Honduras
Early Child Educator – Peru
Evaluation & Monitoring Intern – Bolivia
Forestry Communications & Research Assistant – Costa Rica
Human Resource Management Specialist – Ghana
Information & Communication Technology Associate – Tanzania
Information & Resource Coordinator – Ghana
IT Remote Presence Systems Intern – Bolivia
Organizational Development Assistant – Costa Rica
Project Management & Learning Assessment Specialist – Ghana
Research Assistant – Chile
Scientific Advisor – Chile
Teaching Associate (Agriculture) - Tanzania
DEADLINE for Applications : April 14th, 2013
Interviews : Late April/early May
Positions Begin : June 3rd, 2013
Placement at Canadian Host Organization : June until mid-July
Placement at Overseas Host Organization : mid-July until early January
Re-entry Session in Canada : January 13-15th, 2014
Canadian Host Organization : mid-January/February 2014
Internships Completed : February 21st, 2014
To be eligible for the International Youth Internship Program, you must :
- be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
- be a post-secondary graduate—graduate of a degree or diploma program from a university, college, post-secondary school of technology, post-secondary institute or a CEGEP (collège d’enseignement général et professionnel) ? (By May 2013)
- be out of school
- be between the ages of 19 and 30
- have not previously participated in an internship within the Career Focus stream of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES)
- be unemployed or underemployed
After reviewing the above internship positions, please select the position(s) to which you are interested in applying (up to 3). You must complete the on-line application form and be prepared to upload your resume as well as a cover letter clearly explaining your reasons for wanting to undertake an internship and your suitability as a candidate. Please note that if you are applying for a position with a language requirement, you may be asked to perform a language test at a later date.
ACIC reserves the right to place an intern in the most appropriate position. Please note that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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