ACIC Indigenous Youth Virtual Internship Program 2022 [Canada Only]

ACIC Indigenous Youth Virtual Internship is now accepting applications.

ACIC Indigenous Youth Virtual Internship

Youth labor remotely in support of a Global South organization (Gambia, Cambodia, Kenya, or Nepal) and participate in online sessions with other youth to share their experiences and learn about global challenges through the perspective of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Placement Descriptions

Communications Intern (Rural Institute for Community Development [RICOD], Nepal): Through their design, marketing, and communication abilities, the Communications Interns will engage the public. The intern will build social media campaigns to promote RICOD’s food security and health activities.

GPI Atlantic/ Cambodia Volunteer Service Communications and Technology Interns: The Communications and Technology Interns will virtually support development projects in Cambodia relating to environmental education and support for an Indigenous community on an island in the Mekong River.

Intern (GPI Atlantic/ Cambodia Volunteer Service) in Textile Facilitation: The Textile Facilitator will collaborate with members of a team from Canada and Cambodia on livelihood development for women and girls, as well as do research on Cambodia’s textile sector. Liaising with grassroots textile initiatives and learning about the practices of large-scale garment manufacturers in Cambodia via an environmental and human rights perspective will be part of the research.

Intern (Run for Life/Rift Valley Resource Centre, Kenya) in Health Promotion and Communications: Run for Life and the Rift Valley Resource Centre will collaborate with the Health Promotion and Communications Intern. The intern will work with the intern to co-create a social media campaign and marketing plan to promote the Girls Run, Period marathon in Kenya’s Rift Valley, which supports women’s access to health and education.

Intern (Nova Scotia-Gambia Association, Gambia) in Communications and Alumni Engagement: The Communications and Alumni Engagement Interns will assist the NSGA in expanding its online social media presence by establishing a social media outreach strategy and campaign, with a focus on engaging the NSGA’s alumni network. In addition, interns will create and maintain an alumni contact database.

South Rupununi District Council (Guyana) Communications and Videographer Intern: The communications and video editing interns will assist in the production of communications materials to engage the public in SRDC’s activities. The interns will be in charge of editing video material in order to make videos that promote SRDC’s conservation and gender justice initiatives.

Benefits

  • Interns will be paid $16 per hour for 300 hours of labor.
  • As a young leader, develop your abilities and learn how to apply them to make a difference in your community while drawing links to global challenges.
  • Connect with Indigenous kids throughout Canada and make use of ACIC and NCGC’s global network of partners.
  • Get some experience to add to your résumé. At the conclusion of the program, participants will get a certificate of completion.

ACIC Indigenous Youth Virtual Internship | Eligibility Criteria

  • Participants must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for the program:
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.
  • Be a Canadian Indigenous person (status or non-status First Nations, Inuit, or Metis recognized by the federal government);
  • To qualify, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent is required;
  • Not have completed a university degree program (Indigenous kids with a CEGEP or college diploma are eligible);
  • Available for 8 weeks of full-time virtual participation in one of two program cohorts: May-June OR July-August.

How to Apply for the ACIC Indigenous Youth Virtual Internship

The intern will work full-time for 8 weeks: Apply for either the May-June cohort or the July-August cohort. All activities will be conducted entirely online.

To apply, go to this link.

Deadline: April 3, 2022

Visit ACIC Internship for more information.

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