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- Work @ CAPI
Each year since 2003, CAPI has offered a variety of opportunities to current UVic students and young Canadian graduates from across the country. Some of these placements were offered with funding support from various Canadian federal funding agencies (the Canadian International Development Agency, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and the Association of Universitites and Colleges of Canada), and others were funded directly by CAPI. Take some time to learn more about CAPI's International Internship Program. To find out more about what our current interns are doing in the field, or to read updates from past interns, please visit our Intern Blog or watch our video on the program.
AUCC funded Students for Development 2013 Placement Opportunities:
CAPI has received funding from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada for a three year project which will focus on Migration and Development in Asia.
Brief Program Overview:
CAPI is planning to organize six (6), six-month placements with civil society organizations in Bangladesh, India and the Philippines in 2012 and twelve (12) placements in 2013. Eligible UVic students are invited to apply.
Selection and Funding Process:
Students interested in the June - November 2013 placements must apply to CAPI by Friday March 8, 2013. Short-listed students will be invited to participate in an interview the week of March 18, 2013. Applicants will be selected by an interview committee (comprising of two CAPI staff members and a former CAPI Students for Development participant) and will be informed by the end of March if they successful for departure at the beginning of June 2013.
Successful applicants will receive funding for the following: airfare to and from host country, a daily allowance (differs based on the country of residence) to cover rent, utilities, transportation, and translation services where necessary, up to a total of $8,500 CAD. Students will be expected to cover the cost of insurance (depending upon the length of the placement - e.g. approx. $300 for a six month placement), and will also need to pay course fees to UVic (co-op program fees or the cost of the UVic credit they will receive for the placement, as arranged with their respective department).
Applicants to CAPI's 2012-2013 Students for Development Program must meet the following basic eligibility criteria:
- You must be a current, full-time UVic student (graduate student, law student or undergraduate student in your third year of study or higher).
- This must be your first time participating in a Students for Development/Canada Corps placement.
- You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- You must be committed to completing all requirements of the program including an in-depth pre-departure orientation organized by CAPI, securing visas/work/entry permits as required by the host country, six months in your work placement overseas, all reporting as required by CAPI and the Students for Development Program, public engagement activities upon completion of the placement and any other requirements as specified by CAPI, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and/or the Canadian International Development Agency. CAPI will provide assistance in all of these areas.
- You must be available to complete a six months overseas placement between January and June or June and November 2012/2013.
- You must be a co-op student and/or able to receive academic credit for the placement (please contact your co-op coordinator directly for questions related to co-op).
If you have any further questions about the program or your eligibility, please contact Robyn Fila at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAPI's Potential Students for Development Placements for 2012-13:
(Please click on the job titles below to access PDFs of the placement descriptions)
- Program Assistant with the Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA), Quezon City, Philippines
- Program Assistant with Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), Quezon City, Philippines
- Program Assistant with the Welfare Association For the Rights Of Bangladeshi Emigrants (WARBE Development Foundation), Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Program Assistant with the Refugee and Migratory Research Unit (RMMRU), Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Program Volunteer with the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi, India
- Program Assistant with Migrant Forum in India, in Thiruvananthapuram, India
How to Apply:
- Please send an email to Robyn Fila at email@example.com indicating your intention to submit an application as soon as possible.
- Please submit a complete application package to Robyn Fila by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday March 8, 2013 4pm PST at the latest. Late applications will not be accepted for the June 2013 placements.
Your complete application package must include ALL of the following elements:
- A completed Application Form (typed)
- A brief cover letter telling us why you would like to participate (one page maximum)
- An up-to-date resume (no more than 2 pages)
Important: Applications should contain CAPI SFD and your name in the subject line (i.e. "CAPI SFD - Jane Smith"). All attachments should be in Word, Rich Text Format or PDF format only.
Please Note: Short-listed applicants will be required to bring copies of their university transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) and the names of two references (one of whom must be a professional or academic reference) to the interview.
We thank everyone for their applications and their interest in our International Internship Program. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.