[Sust-mar] Youth Engagement Intern

Jennifer Sloot director at acic-caci.org
Thu Oct 28 10:53:51 EDT 2010

The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is a coalition of
individuals, organizations, and institutions working in the Atlantic region,
which are committed to achieving global sustainability in a peaceful and
healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation
for all. ACIC supports its members in international cooperation and
education through collective leadership, networking, information, training
and coordination, and represents their interests when dealing with
government and others.

ACIC also takes a leadership role in engaging Atlantic Canadians around
issues relating to international development, global sustainability, and
social justice. Through our public engagement work, ACIC strives to give
Atlantic Canadians the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to become
active global citizens.

ACIC is looking for a responsible, experienced person to fill the position
of Youth Engagement Intern.

Youth Engagement Intern:

The youth engagement intern will be part of a team working on the
Kaleidoscope Video Challenge project and will also work on planning and
delivering youth engagement activities during International Development Week
(February 7th – 13th).

Project Background:

The Kaleidoscope Youth Video Challenge aims to showcase young Canadians who
are active global citizens, and profile their stories to encourage the
broader public to become involved in global issues. Kaleidoscope will draw
out the perspectives, realities and visions of youth across the diverse
regions of Canada.

Kaleidoscope aims to profile and support young Canadians (under 18) who are
engaged as active global citizens. The Kaleidoscope project invites youth
participants to prepare and submit short videos that address the questions,
‘What actions are you taking on global issues?’ and ‘Why do you think that
active global citizenship is important?’ Submissions will be judged on the
thoughtfulness of the participants’ responses and on the creativity of their
videos. Workshops on video production will be offered to encourage youth
with less experience and access to video equipment to participate.

Kaleidoscope is framed around the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
and the crosscutting theme of environmental sustainability. Participants are
encouraged to submit videos that link their actions and motives to the areas
of focus and the MDGs and environmental sustainability.

International Development Week (IDW) occurs annually in the first week of
February.   IDW is a chance for Canadians to:

  a.. Recognize the work of fellow Canadians that are helping improve
economic, social, and health conditions of those living in poverty around
the world;
  b.. Educate themselves about life in developing countries and; Discover
ways to become actively involved as a global citizens in international
Tasks & Responsibilities:

In collaboration with a staff team, the intern will be responsible for:

-          Promoting the Kaleidoscope Video Challenge Project in the
Atlantic Region

-          Planning and delivering youth engagement activities in the
Atlantic Region during International development week

-          Implementing an outreach strategy, which includes developing
relationships with educational institutions, community-based organizations
and other groups that work with youth.

-          Creating, facilitating, and producing presentations for schools,
community organizations, and other partner groups

-          Assisting with creating, facilitating, and producing video
production workshops for youth

-          Assisting with organizing events

-          Other duties as required.

Desired Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

·          Undergraduate degree or diploma in international development
studies, environmental studies, public relations or education;

  a.. Excellent interpersonal skills with experience creating promotional
materials and/or event planning
·          Solid oral and written communication skills in English with basic
French an asset;

·          Excellent planning and organizational skills;

·          Previous experience working with youth;

·          Experience with developing educational and communications
programs and materials;

·          Strong facilitation skills;

·          Experience developing capacity building workshops and materials;

·          Ability to demonstrate a high-degree of motivation, and
persistence and to work independently and in team settings;

·          Time management skills.

Location:  The position will be based at ACIC’s office in Halifax.

Salary:  $16.00/hour 37.5 hours per week

Application deadline:  November 15th, 5PM

Start date:  November 29th – March 18th 2011

Please submit your resume, cover letter and the names and contact
information of three references, by e-mail at hiring at acic-caci.org by
November 15th at 5:00 pm.

Thank you for applying.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to
arrange for an interview.

This position is being funded through the YMCA’s Post-Secondary Graduate
Youth Eco Internship Program (PSYEIP) with funding provided by the
Government of Canada. This program places unemployed youth aged 15 to 30
from diverse backgrounds into paid internship opportunities within the
private, non-profit, public, and charitable service sectors in Canada with a
focus on the environment and community.

Applicants must meet ALL eligibility criteria for the program in order to be

• between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the time of placement;

• not receiving Employment Insurance benefit;

• a graduate of a post-secondary education program;

• be unemployed; or underemployed (working 20 hours or less on a regular
basis); or working in a job that does not match your area of educational

• out of school;

• a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee status
has been conferred;

• legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial
legislation and regulations;

• have a social insurance number;

• willing to complete a Police Records Check.

Note: Youth who previously participated in the Youth Eco Internship Program
will not be considered

Jennifer Sloot, Executive Director
Atlantic Council for International Cooperation /
Conseil atlantique pour la coopération internationale
Suite 210, 2099 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS/N.-É. Canada, B3K 3B2
Tel/Tél: (902) 431-2311 Fax/Téléc: (902) 431-3216
E-mail/Courriel: director at acic-caci.org

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