International Placement Opportunities for LFS Students – deadline Oct 10, 2016

Looking for a way to get some experience and learn how to apply your academic knowledge beyond the classroom? The Office of Regional & International Community Engagement has multiple International Service Learning placements happening in January-April 2017 that can help you do just that!

Feasibility Study and Impact Analysis, Uganda: This program is placed in the rural regions of Masaka district, Uganda, with two community partners – the Kitengesa Community Library (KCL) and Tekera Resource Centre (TRC). Interns will be working with the KCL on an impact analysis of a women’s self-help group as well as assist in every day library programs and activities. Interns will work with TRC on assessment and feasibility studies for income generating projects such as coffee and piggery production, as well as for a canteen shop.  This will require cost-benefit analysis, timeline planning, and consulting with TRC in order to lay out a plan for sustaining and initiating income generating projects. The aim of these partnerships is to provide assistance to the community library and resource centre while learning about economic development and global resources planning in Uganda.

Important details: Minimum 2nd year standing. Students in Economics & LFS preferred. Click here for a full placement description and to apply!

Conservation Research and Community Engagement: Interns will be working with the Matapalo Sea Turtles Conservation (MSTC), a new organization dedicated to protecting the wildlife in the region. Interns will be working predominantly with the Mammal Research Institute (a new initiative of the MSTC) on monitoring sloth and other mammal populations present, conducting educational programs at the surrounding schools, and helping develop key administrative systems – writing grant proposals, forming and maintaining key relationships within the community.Interns will also be there during the high season for sea turtle nesting and hatching and will have the opportunity to assist with the organization’s turtle project.

Important details: Minimum 2nd year standing. Students with a biology background preferred. Click here for a full placement description and to apply!

Environmental Education: Interns will be working with Tsomanotik (Tso), an eco-agricultural centre for just and sustainable community development, and implements projects for youth and community solidarity. Tsomanotik interns will be focused on environmental education with middle school aged children (grades 6-8). They will facilitate environmental workshops on site at Tsomanotik to help strengthen Tso’s new relationship with the middle school in Chiapas. A background of at least intermediate level Spanish is necessary for this placement. Interns will also be involved in awareness-building work with the River Committee.

Important details: Open to students from any faculty with an interest in conservation and/or youth education. Click here for a full placement description and to apply!

Our website also lists other ISL opportunities happening in the 2017 year, such as Reading Week opportunities and Summer 2017 ISL placements.

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