International Student Internships (Nutrition) (2) - International Relations Office

Competition Number: 
132S12
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Date of Posting: 
October 9, 2012
Department: 
International Relations Office
Position: 
International Student Internships (Nutrition) (2)
Hours of Work: 

To be determined by the host organization

Salary: 
All travel and accommodation costs will be covered including expenses such as immunization, phone calls, internet use, and in-country travel. There is no per hour wage for these positions. These positions are contingent on receiving final budgetary approval and the approval of the partner NGO, Farmers Helping Farmers. An alternate student will be selected in case one of the successful applicants cannot accept the position.
Term: 

May 2013 to August 2013 [three-month (90 day) term]

 
The International Relations Office is seeking applications for students to work in Kenya through the Students for Development Program (SFD). Financed by the Canadian International Development Agency, Students for Development is a way for Canadians to work toward CIDA’s poverty reduction goals in areas of increasing food security and securing the future of children and youth in developing countries. UPEI has applied for funding to support seven student internships in 2013, two of which are nutrition oriented.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working in conjunction with Farmers Helping Farmers in Kenya, students will be given the opportunity to connect with local non-governmental organizations and will work with established farm organizations run by women in the Mount Kenya region. The two internship positions will include Department of Applied Human Sciences) students working with local women’s groups to improve food security and nutritional health and with schools to evaluate school lunch programs. The internships will focus on health and food security linked with crop diversification projects.
More information on Farmers Helping Farmers and the Students for Development Program can be obtained at www.farmershelpingfarmers.ca and http://www.aucc.ca/programs/intprograms/sfd/sfd_e.html
Interested candidates can contact Digafie Debalke, Project Officer, UPEI, International Relations Office at 620-5091 or ddebalke@upei.ca if there are any questions.
QUALIFICATIONS:
This opportunity is open to senior-level (third and fourth year) undergraduates in Foods and Nutrition or Family Science. Candidates must be full-time students in academic good standing in the Faculty of Science (Department of Applied Human Sciences, and be Canadian citizens. They must have completed Program Planning and Nutritional Assessment courses by April 2013. The ideal candidates will have experience in international travel, the ability to work independently, exceptional communication skills, and a strong desire to live within another culture for three months. The students should be flexible and be able to adapt to new surroundings. Experience in International Development and understanding how organizations work is desirable, but not required.
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 1-2 page letter of interest, quoting the competition number, a resume, a degree audit and the names and contact information for 2 references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. 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.
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