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REVISED: Call for Applications for Paid Summer Internships in Brantford Summer 2018

Applications due: Monday April 24th, 2018 at 4 p.m. to Dr. Robinson’s Office GRH 129 (applications may be slipped under the door). We will start reviewing applications and conducting interviews after this date, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

SUMMARY

The Human Rights & Human Diversity program seeks applications from students interested in paid summer internships working with local non-profits in a capacity related to fundraising. The organizations involved in this initiative are:

Acknowledgement: These internships are made possible through the financial support of the Ontario Career Ready Fund and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts.

BASIC DETAILS

Each successful applicant will be employed as an intern with one of the organizations. The internship will be for 37.5 hours per week for 16 weeks starting on May 7, 2018. Compensation will be minimum wage. Students must also enrol in HR391 (0.5 credit) in order to receive academic credit for this experience.

UPDATE

Graduating students who have completed HR300 or HR305 or the HRM program with Conestoga are eligible to apply. Please note that you will be expected to register for a 0.5 credit internship course in combination with the position that will be completed by the end of August.

SPECIFIC DETAILS

Lansdowne Children’s Centre

This position will be in the fundraising and development office. Tasks the intern will be involved in will include grant writing, foundation applications, social media postings, special event planning and execution, stewardship, graphic arts, research and major gift solicitation. Over the course of the internship, the intern should develop skills related to fundraising ethics and donor centricity, as well as the intern should be able to develop an extensive portfolio to provide any future employer.

Note: The successful applicant for this position must be able to obtain a vulnerable sector policy check.

Brant Community Foundation

In this position, the intern will perform a variety of tasks, such as:

  • helping with organizing and registration for the Community Leaders Breakfast (in June);
  • Reviewing fiscal year activities and assisting in preparation of interesting and informative content for the annual report that will be published in October;
  • Assisting with gathering data for the annual report from our database and checking information for accuracy;
  • Assisting the Governance Committee to update its policy manual and board orientation manuals;
  • Working on the Summer and Fall newsletters;
  • Assisting the Grants Coordinator with several tasks such as reviewing applications for completeness, preparing packages for review committee members; organizing a Grant Writing Workshop; and
  • because it is a small organization, the position will also include reception and basic telephone skills and dealing with a diverse group of people.

Over the course of the internship, the intern should develop skills related to event planning and organization; preparing an annual report, including confirming data accuracy and proof-reading; improved knowledge of charitable organization and structure; and working with volunteers and staff members.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Each applicant:

  1. must be a registered WLU student, enrolled full-time in an Honours or Combined Honours program; 
  2. must be intending to return to Laurier to continue their studies in Fall 2018.
  3. must have completed the 2nd year (minimum 9.5 credits) of their program at the time the internship will take place;
  4. must have a minimum 7.0 GPA at the time of application;
  5. must be eligible to work in Canada;
  6. must return to Laurier in the fall term after the internship to complete academic credit associated with the internship (i.e., enrol in HR391);
  7. must participate in a public engagement activity during the Fall term;
  8. must be willing, if called upon, to speak about their experience to potential donors during the following year.

THE APPLICATION

Each applicant is required to submit the following:

  1. an application letter (1-2-page max.). Please begin the letter by clearly stating which position you are applying for (or both, as the case may be). In this letter the applicant should clearly and directly address:
    • the eligibility requirements;
    • such other matters as:
      • your motivation for applying for the internship;
      • anything special you might bring to the internship: e.g., academic and other skills, achievements and experiences;
      • what you hope to get out of the experience (e.g. how you perceive the internship experience fitting with your education and/or future career and education plans); and
      • if applicable, demonstrated financial need.

        2. a current résumé; and

3. the names and contact information (email; phone number) for three references. The people you select should be able to discuss your performance in some of the key experiences you refer to in your cover letter. These could be work-related but they could also concern other experiences like sports or volunteering.

Applications due: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 4 p.m. to Dr. Robinson’s Office GRH 129 (applications may be slipped under the door). We will start reviewing applications and conducting interviews after this date, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Andrew Robinson at 519-756-8228 x 5743 or arobinson@wlu.ca.

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