Montréal

Assistant to the Québec sans frontières (QSF) Program

Stage QSF, Volet OCI

Monday 21 July 2008

All the versions of this article: [English] [français]

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 2008-2009. The person will assist the internships programs officer to plan, organise and coodinate all activities related to these placements, including participant selection, pre-departure training, fundraising, partner organisation relations, intern contract management, pre-departure evaluations and return evaluation activities and debreifs. The person will also coordinate the arrival of overseas interns to Montreal through the project’s reciprocity agreement, including activities calendar and accommodations.

Project length : 30 weeks, from October 2008 to May 2009

Nature of contract: full time remunerated internship position (35 hours/week)


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, as per the project’s reciprocity agreement (put together the activities calendar, accommodations, 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 possessed a permanent address in Quebec for over the past year
- Be a Canadian citizenship or possess 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:
- Organisation skills
- Initiative
- Leadership
- Ability to work within a team
- Excellent communication skills
- Demonstrate a keen interest in development issues and North-South dynamics.

Other skills a plus:
- Understanding of the Spanish language
- 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 included on this web page:

Word document:
Open document (OpenOffice):

Deadline to submit applications : 1 September 2008

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. Important dates to remember

14 August 2008: Info-Stages evening at 17h30, Alternatives’ offices, 3720 ave. Du Parc, Montréal, 2nd floor

1 September 2008: Deadline for submitting applications

week of 15 September: Interviews


6. For more information

Please refer to our FAQs.

For more information on our internships, please contact

Caroline Tagny and Vanessa Gordon 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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