VIDEA International Youth Internship Program 2013-14
***All positions have been filled for 2013
VIDEA is now pleased to accept applications for the 2013-2014 International Youth Internship Program! We are offering 20 internship positions with partner organizations in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa and Zambia. VIDEA’s internship program is part of the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) funded as part of the Youth Employment Strategy (YES) of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Internships are divided into two cohorts: April to October and June to December (see below for a list of individual positions and links to job descriptions). Internships include a 2 week pre-departure briefing in Victoria, a 6 month placement overseas, a one-week reintegration training after the overseas placement, and public engagement activities in Canada. Interns will receive a modest stipend to cover food, accommodation and incidentals. Airfare, vaccinations and health insurance are all included in the program.
These positions are cost-share internship positions. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute $1,000 to the internship prior to arrival for the pre-departure briefing. This contribution is tax-deductible.
To be eligible, you must be:
• A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
• A post-secondary graduate - a 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)
• Out of school
• Between the ages of 19 and 30
• Unemployed or underemployed (this can include individuals working in their field of study but only on a part-time basis; individuals working on a full or part-time basis in an area not related to their field of study)
• Legally entitled to work in Canada
• Have not participated in an internship within the Career Focus stream of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES)
Please visit the CIDA FAQ page for Interns for more information on eligibility.
Your application is considered complete when we receive, by email, the following documents by email attachment before 10pm PST on the February 27th deadline. We strongly recommend that applications that are complete before the deadline are submitted early.
• Cover letter
• Completed VIDEA Application Form – click here to download
Please email your cover letter, resume and application form to: Lesley Palmer at email@example.com, indicating "IYIP Application" in the subject line. If you are applying for multiple positions please indicate them in your online application and cover letter – please do not submit more than one application.
The following constituencies can be under-represented in internship programmes and as a result applications are encouraged from:
Eligible male applicants;
Eligible applicants from northern Canada;
Eligible First Nations, Inuit and Metis applicants
Incomplete application packages will not be reviewed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview, but we would like to thank all applicants in advance.
Please note: This internship programme is exclusively drug-free; applicants must have the ability and willingness to abstain from the use of all recreational drugs for the full duration of the programme. The use of alcohol may be culturally inappropriate, and is at all times a potential risk to an intern’s health and safety. Applicants must have the ability and willingness to abstain from the use of alcohol in some internships, and have the ability and willingness to demonstrate extreme moderation in all others.
Positions Offered - click on the individual position to link to the full job description
Cohort 1: April 2013 – October 2013.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Lusaka, Zambia - position filled
Resource Mobilization Officer - Lusaka, Zambia - position filled
Assistant Field Officer - Lundazi, Zambia - position filled
Vocational and Skills Development Manager - Jinja, Uganda - position filled
Communication and Resource Mobilization Manager - Jinja, Uganda - position filled
Sustainable Rural Community Development Intern - Masaka, Uganda - position filled
Leadership for Sustainable Development Intern - Masaka, Uganda - position filled
Education Resources / Fund Development Intern - Masaka, Uganda - position filled
Cohort 2: June 2013 – December 2013
Music Empowerment Officer - Kampala, Uganda - position filled
Fair Trade Facilitator - Kampala, Uganda - position filled
Social Media Developer - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Human Resources and Training Officer - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Volunteer Program Coordinator - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Resource Mobilization Officer - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Lusaka, Zambia
Resource Mobilization Officer - Lusaka, Zambia
Project Officer – Information Department - Lusaka, Zambia
Project Officer – Youth Programmes - Lusaka, Zambia
Youth Development Worker (2 positions) - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Program undertaken with financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
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