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International Student Internship (2) - Department of Biology and School of Nursing

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, November 29, 2013
Date of Posting: 
November 3, 2013
Department of Biology and School of Nursing
International Student Internship (2)
Hours of Work: 

Approximately 7.5 hours per day for 40 days over eight weeks.

All travel and accommodation will be covered including expenses such as food, immunization, phone calls, internet use, and in-country travel. In addition, students will receive $78 per day.

Students will travel to Kenya during the last week of April 2014 (after final exams) and remain for approximately 8 weeks (until the last week in June).

 The School of Nursing and Department of Biology are seeking applications from nursing students and biology students to assist with a research project in Kenya to take place from the last week of April to the beginning of June in 2014. This project is financed by the International Development Research Centre.
This project will address two themes that are strongly interconnected – children’s health and environment.
The project objectives are to:
1) examine and better understand possible relationships between childhood respiratory illnesses and (a) the child’s immediate environment and (b) other health conditions
2) motivate mothers and caregivers to become more active in the management of the health of their children by providing knowledge and support with respect to common health problems.
• One nursing student and one biology student are being sought to assist with this project.
• This opportunity is open to full-time nursing students currently in their second year and full-time biology students currently in their third/fourth year of undergraduate studies and in academic good standing.
• The successful nursing student must have good clinical evaluations; ideally, the selected biology student would use data collected during the study for a fourth year Honours project.
• The ideal candidates will have experience in international travel, the ability to work independently, exceptional communication skills, and a willingness to live within another culture for an extended period of time.
• The students must be flexible and be able to adapt to new surroundings.
Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date, via the following link:
You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.
The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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