Francophone Youth Internship with Sustain Ontario & Food Secure Canada

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Author: Lauren Baker

Posted: July 5, 2010

Categories: News from Sustain Ontario

Do you want to contribute to a healthy, local, sustainable, equitable food system? Are you fluent in French? Sustain Ontario – The Alliance for Healthy Food and Farming, and Food Secure Canada have an immediate opening for a youth intern to work primarily in French. The successful candidate will work with both organizations and their partners to do outreach to francophone communities, translate outreach materials, and organize conferences and events.

•    under 30 years of age and unemployed or underemployed
•    graduated within the last three (3) years with a degree, diploma or certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution;
•    legally entitled to work in Canada;
•    not have previously participated as a youth intern in any other federal or provincial internship program with pay for a period of six (6) months or more
•    Able to communicate fluently at a professional level in writing and orally in French and English
•    Competent in common office computer software and internet communications packages.

Desired Experience:
•    Communication and partnership-building with francophone groups and organizations across Ontario and/or Canada
•    Research and analysis on food security issues
•    Event planning and coordination experience
•    Knowledge of the food and farming sector across Canada

The position will be based in Sustain Ontario’s Toronto office and offers $12.00/hour for 35 hours per week for 52 weeks, ideally starting in August, 2010.
To apply, email a resume (in English or French) and a one page cover letter in English that includes a summary of your work or volunteer experience with food security issues, with “francophone intern” in the subject line by August 9, 2010 to:
Lauren Baker, Director, Sustain Ontario

Please, no phone calls, and no applications by mail or fax. We thank all applicants for their interest but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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