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Internships in Ukraine (due 5/31!) May 23, '07 2:46 PM

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URDC internship opportunities in Kyiv and Lviv - deadline May 31

 

Inclusion Developers -- Lviv & Kyiv

Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre -- Grant MacEwan College

 

In Ukraine today there exists a significant lack of business involvement in community and charity work. This situation has stunted the growth of civil society. For instance, civil society and NGO's lack much of the professionalism, organizational capabilities, influence, and funding that are the hallmark of supportive business communities.

 

For several years the Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre has been striving with Ukrainian partners to improve the level of inclusion for children with special needs within the regular school system in Ukraine. A wider spectrum of society must see the value of including persons with special needs within everyday activities.

 

To this end the business community must become involved, for inclusion cannot work solely at the educational level. Inclusion must spread into wider society, particularly in the field of employment. The internship project will thus strive to involve the business community in advocating the interests of those with special needs.

 

The goal of the internship is to set up a process with the aim of involving those interested in helping with inclusive education and advocacy. Participants will include NGO's, special educators and the business community. Thus, a process of learning and sharing of needs can gradually take place. The principle aim will not be merely to find extra funding for people with special needs. The aim will be to provide people with disabilities with a stronger voice and support from those with influence.

 

Civil society works best when there is significant involvement from a wide array of people. Thus, by tying the business community into the process of inclusion, the project expects that a wider spectre of society will ensure that more people are included and accepted.

 

In Canada

The intern will be expected to learn about business involvement in inclusion in Canada. They are also to learn how NGO's, educational institutions, and labour related activities take place in developing an inclusive environment.

 

Overseas

The intern's primary focus will be to develop links between the business community and people with special needs. They will seek out all parties currently involved in the process such as NGO's, educational institutions, work-providers and legislators. They will then help create a process that will include various stake-holders, and involve the business community.

 

This new process will help adapt inclusion into everyday life. The interns will also work with partners in Ukraine to provide a voice for those who do not have their own voice.

 

The intern will present the business community with options and reasons why they should become involved, gradually building up the numbers of those who care and are willing to dedicate some of their time in the aid of others.

 

The intern will organize presentations and meetings where the representative communities are given the opportunity to interact and present their abilities and working possibilities.

 

Criteria: http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/CIDAWEB/acdicid...AC-43153451-QYC

 

All applicants must meet CIDA-IYEP criteria for this position:

 

Recently graduated from university or college

 

Between the ages of 19 and 30 years

 

Canadian citizen or permanent resident

 

Un-employed or under-employed

 

Have not previously participated in a government funded Youth Employment Strategy Education

We encourage applicants from all fields of study to apply.

 

Language

Preference will be given to persons with knowledge of a Slavic language.

 

Volunteer/Community Experience

Preference will be given to persons with volunteer and community experience.

 

Familiarity with Canada's special and inclusive education system is an asset.

 

The intern will be expected to participate in CIDA's Intercultural Effectiveness training as part of their pre-departure orientation.

 

Remuneration

$1,500.00 per month

Intern will be provided with a lowest-fare, return ticket to Ukraine from Canada.

 

Employment period

September 1, 2007 -- May 15, 2008

Eight months of this period will be spent in Ukraine.

 

Application deadline -- May 31, 2007

 

Application Information for Selection Committee

In your application please include your Resume, Cover letter and References.

 

Resumes may be submitted electronically as either Word (.doc), Rich Text (.rtf) or Portable Document Format (PDF). Ensure that your resume includes the Position Title. Please do not password protect the document you submit. Please send applications by email to: [email protected]

 

Fax: (780) 497-4377 www.macewan.ca/urdc

 

Or send by mail to:

URDC

Grant MacEwan College

Box 1796

Edmonton AB T5J 2P2

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