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IYIP Pelagic Fishery Research Assistant Internship Position

Dalhousie University has been awarded internship placements in the CIDA International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) beginning in the spring of 2010. The IYIP is a youth internship program designed to give young Canadian professionals (ages 19-30) with a university/college degree(s) the opportunity to gain valuable international development work experience.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be between 19 and 30 years of age
  • Have graduated from a university or college program by the time the internship placement begins
  • Be unemployed or underemployed
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Have not previously participated in a program funded by CIDA’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES)

NOTE – The deadline for the Pelagic Fishery Research Assistant is May 17, 2010. Details of the internship can be found at

The Internship placement consists of:

  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Internship placement of 5-6 months
  • Debrief program upon return

To apply for an internship placement, complete the application form and send by email with your curriculum vitae (that includes 3 references with daytime contact phone number and email) to by the DEADLINE of May 17, 2010.

Successful applicants should be available to take up their placements at the in-country host institution commencing no later than June 1, 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Becky Field, Administrator
Marine Affairs Program Dalhousie University

Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Avenue, Suite 2127
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 3J5
phone 902-494-3555
FAX 902-494-1001

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