IDDIP Winter 2019
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Winter 2019 Applications now closed!
Applications will reopen in: February, 2019
Email inquiries regarding the application process can be sent to IDDIP’s Project Officer, [email protected]
UNA-Canada seeks candidates who:
- Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and legally entitled to work in Canada;
- Are a graduate of a post-secondary institution with a degree or diploma from a university, college, post-secondary school of technology, post-secondary institute of College d’enseignement general et professional (Cegep)*;
- Have a proven interest in international development/affairs**;
- Are deemed suitable by UNA-Canada and the UN host organization following an interview;
- Must be between the ages of 19–30 at the time of final selection.
Please note: Applicants who have previously participated in a Government of Canada International Youth Internship programme may not participate again.
*Post-secondary graduates who are still enrolled in post-secondary studies cannot claim credits for their project.
** The Programme accepts applicants from many disciplines including: communications, journalism, international affairs (relations), peacekeeping and peace building, political science, economics, history, women’s studies, public policy, geography, environmental studies, education, anthropology, sociology, law, the sciences, engineering, languages, etc. Applicants should demonstrate that they have an active interest in the work of the United Nations and UN-related issues.
UNA-Canada aims to confirm all successful applications by December 21, 2018
UNA-Canada requires successful applicants to travel to Ottawa for a mandatory five-day pre-departure training session.* Then, applicants will deploy to their respective UN Agencies in 1–2 days immediately after the pre-departure session, from Ottawa. The pre-departure training session is tentatively scheduled for February 11–15, 2019.
*UNA-Canada cannot make any exceptions to this requirement.
- Complete the online Application Form, preferably listing your top three placement locations based on those listed on this website;
- You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your application;
- Following an initial application screening, UNA-Canada will contact eligible and suitable candidates by email for a telephone or Skype interview;
- UNA-Canada will match your skills and interests with one of our UN Agency assignments;
- Said UN Agency will then request an interview with you directly;
- UNA-Canada and the selected UN Agency will discuss your application and interview(s) and determine acceptance to the programme;
- Briefing session and pre-departure logistics/assistance;
- Completion of the placement;
- Debriefing and continued job-search support.