International Internships

Each year, more than 60 young people pursue an internship through Alternatives with one of our partners overseas. In this way, Alternatives participates in engaging public solidarity with communities in the South. Constructing on our young people’s aptitudes in the field of journalism, the environment and information and communications technologies or organizational development, Alternatives’ internships place emphasis on social action and a sophisticated understanding of the realities of countries in the South, in order to disseminate Alternatives’ mandate to promote global justice and equality. Alternatives’ internships program offers meaningful and innovative opportunities for people who are interested in community organizing, international solidarity and human rights. Our interns undertake projects with our partners that allow them to: develop a dynamic website, create networks, produce community media reports or participate in putting into place a local environment project.

CHILE: EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Internship Opportunity

Objective:
The objective of this internship was to promote community development and education in Chile. It was also meant to provide the six interns with a valuable exposure to the dynamics of Chilean society and to the challenges that the country faces in addressing its widespread inequalities. The interns also played a fundamental role in establishing connections of solidarity between local Chilean youth groups throughout the country by permitting these groups to become familiar and more appreciative of vast diversities that exist between them.

Senegal: Fighting Desertification

Internship Opportunity

Objectives:

Within the framework of the specialized Quebec sans frontierès program, Alternatives’ goals for their first internship in Senegal were twofold:

MOROCCO: Human Rights and Community Development

Internship Opportunity

Objective:

The purpose of this internship was to promote community development within Moroccan society, and more specifically, to address the country’s human rights issues. The internship was also meant to provide interns with the necessary background and experience to nurture a greater awareness in Canada of Morocco’s social, economic and political dynamics.

Pre-Departure:

BRAZIL: YOUTH IN SOLIDARITY

Internship Opportunity

Objective:

The main objective of this internship was to promote technological development and engender better forms of communication between Alternative’s various partner organizations and Brazilian society. Five interns were chosen to work with Alternative’s main partner in the region, IBASE, an organization which seeks to combat malnutrition and underdevelopment within the Amazonian Rainforest and to advance democracy and opportunity within Brazil. 

Pre-Departure Activities

Mali: Roots around the world: urban agriculture in Bamako (Phase III)

Internship Opportunity

Type : Québec Sans Frontières Program
Phase : Universel
Sector : Environment

Malian partner: Clubs Kayira de l'Association des Radios libres Kayira

When communities take the information highway: education in Yaoundé

Internship Opportunity

In Quebec :
The interns and the accompanier on this project will be hired on a paid internship with Communautique as part of their pre-departure training

Duration of the paid internship : from mid-September 2009 to end of March 2010 Conditions : 14$ per hour, 28 hour per week (maximum).

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