Ecuador: Documentaries for women's rights in Ecuador

Internship Opportunity

A. Southern host organisation

Asociación Cristiana de Jóvenes del Ecuador (ACJ)

ACJ Ecuador was created in 1959 and is a civil society organisation working for social change, development and human rights. ACJ works with poorest and excluded of the Ecuadorian society and more specifically with youth and women. ACJ is a oecumenical volunteer movement which belongs to the international movement of the YMCA.

B. Quebec partner organisation

YMCA of Québec

The goals of the international programs of the Ys of Québec are to inform and educate by encouraging local participation of people on international issues. As well, they develop and strengthen partnerships between local and overseas YMCAs.

Internship Objectives :

Overseas:

Region, city or village: Santo Domingo de los Colorados

Summary of Internship Objectives:

  • Train the young participants and employees of the ACJ Santo Domingo 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; 
  • Support ACJ Ecuador public awareness efforts on women’s economic rights.
  • 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.


Summary  of Field Activities:

  • Participate and organize planning meetings with the youth organizations working with ACJ Ecuador;
  • Research on the following themes preparing the production of short documentaries: women’s inclusion in the work force and income generating activities, gender equality in the
  • work place, women’s organization promotion, women’s economic autonomy.
  • In collaboration with young Ecuadorian participants, scenarize short documentaries 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 mentioned.

Application Criteria:

Eligibility requirements for participating interns

  • Be at least 18 and not older than 35 years old
  • Have a permanent address in Quebec for at least over the past year
  • Have Canadian citizenship status or permanent residency status
  • Be subscribed to post-secondary studies and/or having completed at least one class in a post-secondary degree.
  • Be unemployed or underemployed at the beginning of the internship
  • 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 "developing" country for more than six weeks
  • Have a working knowledge of French

Other

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

Eligibility Requirements for the  Chaperon

  • 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 French
  • Have a good knowledge of Spanish

Other

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


How to Apply:

To submit your application, you should send your curriculum vitae as well as a cover letter with the form below.
Click here to submit your application.
The deadline to submit your application: is 17 August 2010, 5:00 pm
 
Dates and Deadlines:

27 August 2010: Deadline to submit your application
Week of 6 September 2010: Interviews and selection
Week of 20 September 2010: Beginning of the pre-departure training

Info-internship Evenings
Do you have questions or you would like to know more about our internship programs? We’ll be holding an information evening on 19 August 2010 starting from 5pm.
Where: Alternatives 3720, ave. Du Parc (corner Des Pins) 2nd floor Montréal Métro Place-des-Arts
Another information evening will be held in September.

For More Information:

Contact:
    Mélanie Hughes ; (514) 982-6606x2237
    Krystyna Slawecki ; (514) 982-6606x2278

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