[Sust-mar] Internships (20), f/t, Falls Brook Centre, Cuba, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Co

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Position: Falls Brook Centre International Youth Internships 

Type: full-time, 34-week international internships with travel 

    to & from international placement covered, plus living stipend

Organization: Falls Brook Centre http://www.fallsbrookcentre.ca

Location: Knowlesville, New Brunswick

Falls Brook Centre is offering 20 international internship

placements available through the Canadian International

Development Agency International Youth Internship Program.

Full job descriptions are available on our website


At a glance these are the positions we are offering this year:

- Biodiversity Restoration and Community Development Facilitator -- Cuba and Canada

- Biodiversity Restoration Facilitator -- Cuba and Canada

- Organic Agriculture Facilitator -- Cuba and Canada

- Appropriate Technology Technician -- Nicaragua and Canada

- Biodiversity Restoration Facilitator -- Dominican Republic and Canada

- Rural Livelihood Developer -- Dominican Republic and Canada

- Biodiversity Restoration Facilitator -- Honduras and Canada

- Community Development Facilitator -- Honduras and Canada

- Environmental Educator -- Honduras and Canada

- Organic Agriculture Facilitator -- Mexico and Canada

- Biodiversity Restoration Facilitator -- Costa Rica and Canada


To apply, please send all applications by email:

International Intern Coordinator

Email: internships at fallsbrookcentre.ca

Applications will only be accepted by e-mail. Applicants

should electronically provide a cover letter, indicating the

position(s) in which they are interested and highlighting

their qualifications for this position, along with a resume

and 2 references. Please indicate in your cover letter your

earliest possible start date.

While Falls Brook Centre appreciates all applications, only

those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

If you have not been contacted within one month of application 

deadline please assume that we have chosen other candidates 

for this round of internships.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted immediately and

hiring will continue until all positions are filled.


These youth internships have been made available through

support to FBC from the Canadian International Development

Agency International Youth Internship Program which is part

of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy

Program (YES). The goal of this project is to give young

Canadians international work experience and to develop

skills in the fields of international relations and

sustainable development.

Successful applicants will start and finish their work

experience in rural New Brunswick at Falls Brook Centre.

These positions require determined, self-starting

individuals who are willing to work in a team and under

difficult conditions and unpredictable circumstances.

Placements include an expectation of interns to devote time

to self-study to improve language skills and cover reading

and assignments related to pre-departure skill development.

The successful applicant will be given a moderate financial

stipend to cover living expenses and a unique opportunity to

gain experience in an international environment.


- Be aged 30 or under;

- Be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants able to work in Canada;

- Be currently under or unemployed;

- Have not previously worked outside Canada in a paid,

career-related position;

- Be a graduate of a college or university; and,

- Have not previously participated in another Internship

Program funded by the Government of Canada's Youth

Employment Strategy (YES)

General Qualifications for all Internships:

- Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team

environment as well as unsupervised under stressful

conditions with minimal resources and achieve results;

- Ability to learn quickly and on your own initiative, a

highly motivated self-starter; Creative problem solving.

- Understanding and experience in working on sustainability

and environmental issues;

- Proven computer skills including Word, e-mail, and internet.

- Initiative to create own projects during gaps between

assigned projects;

- Ability to work physically as well as in an office environment;

- An ability to be flexible in new situations and to deal

well with change;

- Excellent health and fitness;

- Some previous travel or overseas study experience would be

a strong asset;

- Ability to work in rustic conditions while in Canada


To ensure the cohesiveness of Falls Brook Centre staff and interns, 

general activities for all interns at Falls Brook Centre include:

- Assisting in the maintenance of the Acadian Forest restoration nursery;

- Delivering tours of Falls Brook Centre to members of the public;

- General office duties, developing organizational skills;

- Maintaining various signed nature trails; and

- Assisting in the development of certified-organic gardens,

herbariums and orchards

Work Schedule and Stipend:

* Falls Brook Centre: 12 weeks

* Work time overseas: 20 weeks

* Falls Brook Centre: 2 weeks

Please note: This schedule is very fluid and is subject to

change, (i.e., the intern may spend only 2 weeks at Falls

Brook Centre before travelling overseas, but the intern

would spend the remaining 12 weeks at Falls Brook Centre

upon their return).

Stipend: $200 per week. EI and CPP contributions will 

be deducted from the stipend.



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