Youth Intern - Development and Peace
Join our team as a Youth Intern in one of the DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE’s regional offices across Canada!
Application deadline for the region of Manitoba is: Friday, October 24th, 2014
This internship could extend over an eight month period: November 2014 – June 2015.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is one of the leading Canadian international development NGOs and the official international solidarity organization of the Canadian Catholic Church. With annual revenues ranging between $20 million and $30 million, the organization supports local partners located in several countries of the Global South. With a network of members across Canada, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE raises the awareness of Canadians about the causes of worldwide poverty and injustice and mobilizes Canadians around actions for change. The work of the Regional Youth Intern will be coordinated by the Animator in his or her region, with the support of the Youth Programs Officers. The intern will work closely with our Diocesan Councils and youth leaders in the region to promote youth engagement in DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE.
The program has been designed to help support the objectives of DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE’S youth programs as well as offer to the participating young adults an internship experience in the field of international solidarity, within the framework of his/her academic studies and/or professional development. Responsibilities include: -Assisting in the development of youth regional outreach and engagement strategies (including social media tools), in keeping with their regional Diocesan Councils’ (DCs) needs and national youth programming strategies and goals - Assisting with regional youth educational, advocacy, and fundraising activities -Making presentations for various youth audiences to promote D&P’s campaigns -Participating in diocesan council meetings, the regional assembly, monthly meetings for all youth interns, and other relevant meetings as required -Updating regional youth outreach resources and databases -Other tasks as assigned
￼￼Please call the Manitoba Regional Office (204-231-2848) for more information.
Competencies: -Experience with giving presentations (for example in schools, parishes, etc,.) -Experience working with children, adolescents and young adults -Command of English and French, spoken and written -Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) -Autonomy and teamwork skills -Strong communication skills -Familiarity with the Catholic Church’s commitment to social justice and international development - Desire to learn and to support the movement of DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
Assets: -Additional language skills (Spanish, etc.) -Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign, and Microsoft Publisher -Proficiency with social media and online communication tools -Experience with DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE campaigns in your school, parish or community, for example the THINKfast programme. A stipend of $150 per week
To apply: Please send your résumé with a cover letter describing why you would like to be an intern for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE and what you hope to learn during your internship. Send your application by email to: Janelle Delorme, Animator Janelle.Delorme@devp.org
Application deadline: 4 p.m. on Friday, October 24th, 2014
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