Here is a link to our WordPress blog, Thousands of Nautical Miles from Home, a recent newsletter profiling one of our interns in Cambodia, and a recent MI newsletter profiling one of our interns in South Africa.
Since 1997, the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of the Memorial University of Newfoundland has provided young Canadian graduates with an opportunity to gain introductory work experience in countries throughout the globe through the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) through the Youth employment Strategy (YES). This program has successfully launched the careers of many graduates by providing them with enhanced employability skills upon their return to Canada.
In partnership with private, public and non-profit host organizations, MI offers six-month overseas placements in Cambodia, Malawi, the Philippines, South Africa, and Vietnam. During the preparation period, interns are required to participate in a comprehensive, pre-departure training program at the Marine Institute in St. John’s, NL. MI provides dedicated support to IYIP participants during all phases of their placement. A reintegration session will also be held after interns return to Canada.
The program covers many of the expenses associated with the program including round-trip return airfare between Canada and the host country, medical insurance, and entry visas. Participants will also receive a modest living allowance to offset basic living expenses (i.e. accommodations, food and local transportation).
In collaboration with our overseas partners, the Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland has interns in the following positions:
An alternative position at Sustianable Seas Trust may considered should there be a lack of qualified candidates for the above positions and a suitable candidate is found for the following:
Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted based on relevant qualifications and demonstrated knowledge/skills. Experience in intercultural communication, relevant language skills, and work experience in a developing country are all added benefits.
To be eligible for the International Youth Internship Program, you must:
More information is provided in the IYIP General Info Document, which includes considerations that help get a better understanding of what an IYIP placement involves, including financial considerations.
We also have a Self Assessment Document document to help those unsure to decide if an IYIP placement is right for them.
Applicants are invited to apply for their preferred position, but are eligible to specify up to three positions order of preference.
After reviewing the above internship positions, please submit a full resume (with references) and a cover letter which clearly details your intentions for applying to IYIP and your suitability for the proposed position(s). Applications should be submitted electronically to Ian.Murdoch@mi.mun.ca.
MI reserves the right to place an intern in the most appropriate position based upon educational background and experience. As an equity seeking organization, MI encourages applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities across Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, gender identity, race, and sexual orientation.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
For further information please contact: