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Internships

The Internship Program at IFA is open to undergraduate and graduate students working in areas associated in the field of population ageing and older people for a period of up to three months.  It is ideal for students planning to attend graduate school or seeking to apply their studies through practical experiences.

IFA provides a supportive and respectful learning environment for students as they gain professional experience in an NGO setting.  Effort is made to ensure interns are exposed to different aspects of the organization and that assigned projects provide hands-on, meaningful opportunities to contribute to the IFAs work.  Internship activities may include literature reviews, gathering and analysis, multimedia projects, support writing internal and external reports, and administrative responsibilities.

Interns are always expected to abide by the IFA employment policies and act in a professional manner.  As part of their experience, interns will produce at least one policy brief or creative work (depending on the nature of the internship) that will be published on the IFA website.

Objectives

  • Provide opportunities for students to gain professional experience and make meaningful contributions to projects that benefit the IFA community
  • Build a community to promote, collaborate and outreach with members and colleagues in the IFA community
  • Promote cross-cultural exchange that sparks curiosity and new ideas and facilitates understanding of ageing issued and solutions

For more information about the IFA internship program and the application process, please contact Mr. Greg Shaw, Director of International and Corporate Relations. To download an application form and instructions, click here.

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