IDI Edmonton is currently offering Field Placement and Internship opportunities. IDI Edmonton envisions a community in which people from all walks of life interact with each other and cooperate to serve their communities, thereby strengthening civil society and promoting the development of human values.

All Field Placement and Internship are unpaid. Placement last two semesters and include a 16-hour/week commitment in first Fall semester and a 32- hour/week commitment in second Winter semester. Spring and Summer internship are a 10-hour/week commitment. Applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Ibrahim Cin, Executive Director, at: icin@interculturaldialog.com

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

Clearly indicate which Field Placement and Internship opportunity you are applying for in your cover letter. If you are applying for more than one position, please list in order of preference. All Fall and Winter applications are due by April 30. (Please note: fall placement usually run from mid Sept through mid Dec, and winter placement run from mid January through end of April). Applications that do not list the above information will not be processed. If you have any questions, please email all inquiries to icin@interculturaldialog.com (Students interested in receiving class credit, should indicate so in their cover letters.)

Field Placement or Internship responsibilities include, but are not limited to , researching local & regional topics; assisting with creating and managing of membership and speaker databases; preparing and distributing occasional mailings (mail, fax, or e-mail); providing assistance with other duties and activities. This internship also offers the opportunity to attend and provide support at Center events.

Qualifications: Major or general interest should be in social work, community affairs; excellent research, written and oral communication skills; detailed oriented and strong organizational abilities; knowledge of Microsoft office.

Internships are currently available in the following departments:

  • IDI Edmonton Luncheon Forums Intern
  • IDI Edmonton Morning Conversations Intern
  • Turkey Trips Intern
  • IDI Edmonton Media Relation Intern
  • Multimedia Intern
  • Graphics Intern

Interested candidates should mail, e-mail or fax the following information to the attention of Associate Director: A cover letter, indicating the internship you are applying for, days, and times you are available to work; and a current resume; icin@interculturaldialog.com

We have further benefits for the interns: interns for Luncheon Forums will be able to act as moderators, interns for Turkey Trips will be able to become one of the guides of any scheduled group to Turkey, interns for Morning Conversations will be able to become a host for any scheduled event or events

Duties as follow but not limited to:

Luncheon Forums Intern

Assist the Executive Director in scheduling the Luncheon Forums such as:

  • Reaching speakers
  • Working with speaker on the format and theme
  • Publicizing the event
  • Sending e-invites, and hard copy invites
  • Making invitee list
  • Preparing fliers and posters
  • Checking the venue ready for the Forum
  • Working with Catering closely
  • Working with Photographer and Cameraman
  • Welcoming speaker and invitees
  • Acting as moderator
  • Having interviews
  • Editing speech and interviews
  • Updating the event in the website working closely with the webmaster

 

Morning Conversations Intern

Assist the Associate Director in scheduling the Morning Conversations such as:

  • Reaching speakers
  • Working with speaker on the format and theme
  • Publicizing the event
  • Sending e-invites, and hard copy invites
  • Making invitee list
  • Preparing fliers and posters
  • Checking the venue ready for the Conversation
  • Working with Catering closely
  • Working with Photographer and Cameraman
  • Welcoming speaker and invitees
  • Acting as moderator
  • Having interviews
  • Editing speech and interviews
  • Updating the event in the website working closely with the webmaster

 

Intercultural Trips Intern

Assist the Executive Director in scheduling trips to Turkey

  • Understanding the scope of Trips
  • Focusing on a specific group
  • Preparing the Itinerary, the letter of invite, DVD, flier and others
  • Reaching the possible invitees
  • Mailing the package
  • Receiving YES replies
  • Scheduling the Orientation date
  • Working the Travel Agency
  • Having the flight arrangements done
  • Preparing the Handbook
  • Holding the Orientation meeting
  • If necessary, making individual presentations
  • Reaching the Travel Agency in Turkey
  • Confirming the details

 

Media Relation Intern

Working directly with the Executive and Associate Directors

  • Understanding media
  • Working with media team
  • Visiting Media with the Executive Director
  • Meeting with the sub-committee and committee members
  • Attending the sub-committee and committee meetings
  • Working with the Graphics Coordinator for publications
  • Working with the Multimedia Coordinator for movie and animation
  • Helping Executive Director schedule for the events
  • Reaching the event venue for setup
  • Helping Press Release be prepared
  • Mailing and faxing Press Release

 

Multimedia Intern

Working directly with the Multimedia Coordinator

  • Having Job Shadowing
  • Assist in the creation of interactive projects
  • Assist in the creation of training, marketing and corporate videos
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations and prepare supporting content
  • Monitor CD duplication, tape digitization, materials management and archiving
  • Having some demonstrated skills in the area of design, writing, or programming, as well as some understanding of the production process.
  • Having generally at least one of those intermediate skills in:
    oAdobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere and Microsoft PowerPoint
    o Basic knowledge of video production and nonlinear editing
    o Keen eye for detail and design
    o Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Graphics Intern

Working directly with the Graphics Coordinator

  • Understanding the scope of Graphics
  • Having Job Shadowing
  • Assisting in the production of promotional materials , catalogs, flyers, advertisements, etc. on Mac-based computer system
  • Working on a variety of projects concurrently, while keeping them on schedule
  • Assisting in photography (setting up props, arranging for talent, etc.)
  • Printing marketing pieces to the internal color printer
  • Coordinating materials for trade shows and conferences
  • Maintaining archive of print materials.
  • Having generally at least one of those intermediate skills in:
  • o Minimum of one-year desktop publishing experience
    o Day-to-day knowledge and use of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
    o Keen eye for detail
    o Written and verbal communication skills
    o Organizational skills
    o Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects effectively

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