Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Arctic Youth Leadership Intern, f/t, IISD, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Position: Arctic Youth Leadership Intern
Type: 6-month full-time internship, stipend to cover basic living expenses
Organization: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Web: http://slicinternational.iisd.org/
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Circumpolar Young Leadership Program provides northern youth with training and work experience at leading organizations working on Arctic issues. This year IISD has one CYLP Internship Position to be based at the IISD office in Winnipeg. This internship will include the following tasks:

* Prepare an initial summary of Arctic Council youth programs and interventions;
* Review the youth-relevant components in the Arctic Human Development Report;
* Hold a preliminary online discussion with CYLP alumni to identify key issues and outline a process for raising awareness and engaging northern youth in advising on an Arctic Council program of work relevant to northern youth;
* Support recruitment and participate in an online training program on Leadership and Sustainable Development in the Circumpolar North;
* Hold one to two in person northern youth focus groups;
* Provide input into the development of a Youth Component for the upcoming Hudson's Bay Awareness Summit;
* Maintain the OOKPIK website (http://www.ookpik.org/), including regular blogging on youth issues, events.

Application deadline: Friday, February 18th 2011
Interviews: Selected candidates to be interviewed during the week of February 21st 2011
Start Date: Beginning of March 2011
End Date: End of August 2011

Information on the program and how to apply are posted at: http://slicinternational.iisd.org/ . In particular please read through the pages on Eligibility and Your Application. In order to be considered for the position, candidates are required to fill out an online application form and submit the following documents: cover letter, resume, a sample of your writing (research paper or communications piece -- could be part of a larger school paper, no more than 12 pages) and the names and contact details of two references. Only complete application packages will be considered. Please fill out the application form on line and email remaining components to:
Pauline Gerrard
E-mail: intern-apply@iisd.ca
IISD is committed to equal opportunity. To be eligible for the CYLP program candidates must meet the following criteria:
* Be a Northern Canadian citizen or landed immigrant (originally from, or living in, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, or northern Quebec and Labrador) not younger than 19 and not older than 30 years of age (exceptions may apply);
* Have never participated in a youth internship funded under the Canadian government Youth Employment Strategy (YES) program (e.g., CIDA, DFAIT, HRDC).
* Have demonstrated interest or experience in circumpolar affairs and issues;
* Be computer and Internet literate, including word processing, e-mail skills and experience in using the World Wide Web for research, information delivery and social networking;
* Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
* Be able to live and work in multicultural environments;
* Be flexible and adaptable; and
* Be available for a minimum of six months starting from early March through to the end of August, 2011.

The selected candidate will receive a stipend to cover basic living expenses.

All Inquiries should be directed to:
Pauline Gerrard
Training Coordinator
Phone: (204) 958 7727

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