OCI Internship of the Quebec Sans Frontières Program

Assistant to the Québec sans frontières (QSF) Program

mercredi 21 juillet 2010

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Alternatives, in collaboration with the Ministère des relations internationales, is pleased to offer an assistantship position with our Québec Sans Frontières Program.

This placement will reinforce intern supervision for all interns participating in Alternatives’ QSF Programs for 2010-2011. The person will assist the internships programs officer to plan, organize and coordinate all activities related to these placements, including participant selection, pre-departure training, fundraising, partner organization relations, intern contract management, pre-departure evaluations and return evaluation activities and debriefs. The person will also coordinate the arrival of overseas interns to Montreal through the reciprocity project.

This mandate will be done under the supervision of the International internship programs’ project officer of Alternatives.

Project length : 30 weeks, from October 2010 to May 2011

Nature of contract : full time remunerated internship position (35 hours/week, 12$/hour)


1. Mandate :

Under the supervision of the Alternatives internship project officer, the intern will be tasked to :
- Plan, coordinate, organise, supervise and evaluate activities Alternatives’ QSF internships activities.
- Participate in intern selection, pre-departure trainings, fund raising, intern contract mangement, predeparture evaluations, return activities, etc.
- Coordinate the arrival of the overseas interns to Montreal who are part of the reciprocity project (put together a calendar of activities, arrange accommodation, etc.)


2. Application criteria

Applicants must :
- Be no less than 18 years of age at the beginning of the placement and no more than 35 years of age at the internship’s deadline to apply.
- Have had a permanent address in Quebec for the past year.
- Be a Canadian citizenship or have permanent residency status.
- Have a high school diploma
- Have already undertaken a ’Québec Sans Frontières’ internship.
- Have not already undertaken this particular ’Québec Sans Frontières’ internship with a sending organisation.

Knowledge and skills needed :
- Previous experience in a QSF internship
- Organizational skills
- Initiative
- Leadership
- Ability to work in a team
- Excellent communication skills
- Demonstrate a keen interest in development issues and North-South dynamics.

Other skills a plus :
- Working level of written and spoken Spanish
- Knowledge of Alternatives’ mandate
- Knowledge and interest in communications and alternative media, as well as urban agriculture.


3. To submit your application

To submit your application, you must send your résumé as well as a motivation letter and the application form included on this web page :

Formulaire d’inscription QSF

Deadline to submit applications : 1 September 2010, 5pm

Motivation letter : Your motivation letter should minimally answer the following questions :

- What are your thoughts on international cooperation and solidarity ?
- How could you especially contribute to the QSF program of Alternatives ?
- What are your motvations in doing in an internship with Alternatives ?

by email to the following address : stages@alternatives.ca

please note the following in the subject line :

- intern : Assistant to the QSF Program, OCI phase


5. Dates and deadlines :

1 September 2010 : Deadline to submit your application

Week of 13 September 2010 : Interviews and selection

October 2010 : Beginning of the internship

Info-internship evenings

You have questions or you would like to know more about our internship programs ? We’ll be holding an information evening on 19 August 2010 starting from 5pm

Where ?
Alternatives
3720, ave. Du Parc (corner Des Pins)
2nd floor
Montréal
Métro Place-des-Arts

Another information evening will be held in September


6. For more information

Consult our FAQs.

For more information on Québec Sans Frontières internships, you can contact our internship project officer :

Caroline Tagny at 514-982-6606

For more information on the Québec sans frontières program, click here.


7. Sign up to the Info-stages list !

This e-bulletin will keep you up to date on upcoming internships and more.

To apply, please send back this message

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