Application Form 2003-2004 Thank you for your interest in the TakingITGlobal International Internship Program in 2004/4, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, through the Youth Employment Strategy (YES). To fill in the application form, simply answer all questions and save it with your name as the document name (“Save as…”).
When answering questions, you may use as much space as required to fully answer the question. Answer all questions and submit a filled out typed copy of the application form with all attachments (see below). Please note, only typed applications will be accepted. Carefully read the Eligibility Requirements before completing this form (http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/ypi-jpi/program-en.asp). You Application MUST include ALL of the following attachments: ____ Completed application form (see below) ____ Cover letter summarizing application ____ Current rsum ____ Names and telephone numbers of two references (including one professional and one academic) Please complete this form with supporting material to the address below (preferably by Email or Fax). Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
All resumes will be kept on file for other opportunities with TakingITGlobal for a period of six months. Please send the completed application package to: Christine Oldfield Program Coordinator TakingITGlobal 19 Duncan Street, Suite 505 Toronto, Ontario M5H 3H1 Fax: (416) 352-1898 emailprotected If you submit the application by e-mail, please send as a Microsoft Word file. ________________________________________________________________ Contact Information Background Mr. Ms.
Mrs. First name(s) _____________________________________________ Last name(s) _____________________________________________ Street address ___________________________________________ City __________________________ Province __________________ Postal code __________ Date of Birth _________________ Telephone (day) (____) _________________ Telephone (evening) (____) _________________ Fax (____) _________________ E-mail _______________________ Permanent address (if different from above) Street address ____________________________________________ City _____________________ Province/Territory__________________ Postal code _____________________________________ Telephone (day) (____) _______________________________ Telephone (evening) ( ___ )___________________________ E-mail _______________________ ________________________________________________________________ Eligibility Questions A.Are you between the ages of 19 to 30? Yes __ No __ B.Are you a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident? Yes __ No __ Please note that you must a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident to participate in the program. Other citizenships: ____________________ Please indicate country of birth: ____________________ C.Have you ever participated in a youth internship funded under the Canadian government’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES) program? Yes __ No __ If yes, which one? ____________________________________________________________ Please note that you are allowed to participate only once in a Youth Employment Strategy internship program and this will be verified. D.Are you currently enrolled in a University or College Program? Yes __ No __ If yes, what is the expected completion date? _____________________ F.Are you currently unemployed or underemployed*? Yes __ No __ * interpreted as a) individual working in his/her field of study but only on a part-time basis, b) an individual working on a full-time or part-time basis in an area that is not related to their field of study.
H.Are you currently receiving EI? Yes __ No __ F.Have you ever participated in a paid career-related work experience outside of Canada? Yes __ No __ If yes, please indicate where, what type of work and for how long: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________ ________________________________________________ Employment Equity Self-Identification The sponsors of the program (The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and TakingITGlobal) arecommittedtoimproving employment equity. Internships will be awarded to qualified applicants who meet the needs of the host organizations with which they will be placed. Whenever possible we wish to take into consideration issues of disability, gender and visible minoritystatus.Allinformationsuppliedis confidential and will be used exclusively for employment and equity initiatives. a)Are you a member of a visible minority or a person of colour? Yes __ No __ b)Are you an aboriginal person? Yes __ No __ c)Do you consider yourself to have an employment-related disability? Yes __ No __ d)In the last 15-20 years have you lived for an extended period of time in a rural area? Yes __ No __ e)Gender? Male __ Female __ ________________________________________________ Background Information 1 a) Education |Field of|School or|Degree Received |Date Granted| |Study/Program |Institution ||| | | ||| |Field of|School or|Degree Received |Date Granted| |Study/Program |Institution ||| | | ||| |Field of|School or|Degree Received |Date Granted| |Study/Program |Institution ||| | | ||| 1 b) How does your educational or volunteer background relate to international development, including aspects such as Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) or youth/public engagement in global issues? 2 a) Language Skills Please evaluate your language skills by marking an x next to the appropriate selection. Some of the positions will require fluency in another language. |Language |Spoken Ability|Written|Functionality | || |Ability|(Y/N)| |English | || | |French| || | |Spanish | || | |Others: | || | 2 b) Would you feel comfortable working in another language? Yes __ No __ 2 c) If yes, which one(s) ____________________________________ 3.Computer Skills Please evaluate your computer skills by marking an x next to the appropriate selection.
|Knowledge/ | |None |Beginner |Intermediate |Advanced | |Skills| ||| || ||UNIX||| || ||Linux ||| || |Operating |Macintosh||| || |Systems| ||| || ||Windows||| || |Programs|Word Processing||| || ||Databases||| || ||Spread Sheets||| || ||Presentation ||| || ||Software||| || ||Graphic Software||| || |Internet|Internet Navigating||| || ||HTML||| || |Skills|Graphic Design||| || |Other:| ||| || 4 a) If you have worked on a Web project, please describe provide the URL for the site. |Name of Web site|URL | ||| ||| ||| ||| ________________________________________________ Overseas Experience 5 a) Have you traveled, lived or volunteered outside of Canada? Yes __ No __ 5 b) If yes, please describe where and for what purpose? 6Is there a particular country or region where you have some interest or expertise? If so, where? Statement of Interest 7State why you would like to participate in the TakingITGlobal Youth International Internship Program (YIIP). 8.How does your participation in the TakingITGlobal YIIP program fit into your longer term career goals? 9.Describe why you would make a good candidate for an international internship placement. (No more than one paragraph.) 10.Describe any community service and/or voluntary activity with a non- profit/charitable organization. 11.Describe any significant interest in youth-related issues and/or experience working with young people? 12.Describe what you believe to be the significance of Information and Communications Technology in the process of development. ________________________________________________ Internship Placements There will be seven internship placements this year (2004-2005).The internships are described below.
Please carefully read through each job description and select two that you are qualified for and in which you are the most interested. Following your selections write one paragraph stating your interest and expertise in that area. Position of preference: 1.__________________________ 2.__________________________ Please write one paragraph stating your interest and applicable expertise: 13.Declaration: I have read and understood all of the program information available on the TakingITGlobal internship and have answered all of the above questions so that they reflect my attitude and beliefs as accurately as possible: Print Name:___________________________________ Signature: ____________________________________ **Note if you send this by e-mail we will consider that your official signature. Date:__________