Documentaries for the rights of youth and children in Ecuador

Internship Opportunity

Region, city or village: Quito, Ecuador

Résumé of internship objectives: 

  •  Train the young participants and employees of the ACJ Quito office to the use of communication tools. 
  •  Support a concrete community project aiming to the empowerment of a collectivity, in particular as regards to education, information and communication; 
  •  Share Alternatives’ knowledge and best practice on communications strategies 
  •  Bring a technical assistance to improve the working communication tools of ACJ Ecuador; 
  •  Acquire practical knowledge in communications for development 
  •  Undertake public awareness activities to sensitize Quebecois to issues related to ecuadorian sustainable development.

Résumé of field activities: 

  •  Participate and organize planning meetings with the youth organisations working with ACJ Ecuador; 
  •  Research on the following themes preparing the production of short documentaries: youth and children rights, youth citizen participation, development of a peace culture; 
  •  In collaboration with young Ecuadorian participants, scenarize short documentairies and plan their production; 
  •  Prepare workshops in video editing and produce training material 
  •  Facilitate video production workshops. 
  •  Film and edit in collaboration young Ecuadorian participants, 3 short documentaries on the topics previously mentiooned. 
  •  Animer des ateliers de formation en production audiovisuelle;

 Number of project participants : 6 interns and 1 accompanier 
 Overseas placement : From 14 June to 13 August 2010 (60 days) 
 Pre-departure training : From 9 November 2009 to 13 June 2010

Eligibility requirements for participating interns

  •  Be at least 18 by the beginning of the overseas placement and no more than 35 by the application deadline 
  •  Have a permanent address in Quebec for at least over the past year 
  •  Have Canadian citizenship status or permanent residency status 
  •  Show proof of interest for international development issues and North-South dynamics 
  •  Demonstrate interpersonal capacities appropriate for living and working in a multicultural context 
  •  Demonstrate the interpersonal capacities appropriate for living and working in a multicultural context 
  •  Be ready to participate in all steps of the internship (fund raising, pre-departure training, overseas placement, return activities) 
  •  Be in good health (a medical certificate will be required if you are accepted into the program) 
  •  Not have already participated in a Québec sans frontières internship program and not have already participated in an overseas internship in a "southern" country for more than six weeks 
  •  Have a good knowledge of French

Other :

  •  Have a basic knowledge of Spanish 
  •  Have a proven interest in alternative communications

Eligibility criteria for the accompanier :

  •  Be at least 21 years of age at the beginning of the overseas placement 
  •  Have permanent residency in Quebec for at least the past year 
  •  Have Canadian citizenship status or permanent residency status 
  •  Have a secondary V diploma 
  •  Have a proven interest in international development issues and North-South dynamics 
  •  Demonstrate a capacity for coordinating an intern group 
  •  Demonstrate interpersonal capacities appropriate for living and working in a multicultural context 
  •  Be in good health (if your candidacy is retained, a medical certificate will be required) 
  •  Be ready to participate in all steps of the internship (fund raising, pre-departure training, overseas placement, return activities) 
  •  Have a good knowledge of Spanish 
  •  Have a good knowledge of French

Other:

  •  Have already undertaken a cooperation internship in the internship country or region 
  •  Demonstrate an interest for communications and alternative media