Internship Positions at Street Kids International FWD

Tom Boland (
Sat, 16 May 1998 21:08:09 -0700 (PDT)

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## date       : 14.05.98


Street Kids International is a private, non-profit
organization dedicated to promoting independence and
self-respect among street children through community-based
organizations around the world. Street Kids International is
the 1993 winner of the Peter F. Drucker award for non-profit

We are seeking four dynamic people between 19 - 30 who have
graduated from a university or college within the past three
years to work with our partner organizations in Ecuador and
Zambia. These will be nine month positions starting in
September 1998.  The amount of time out of Canada will range
from four to eight months, depending upon the position.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a strong
interest and understanding of international development

Position #1     Youth Worker Network Development Assistant -

Responsibilities - To work with CECAFEC (Ecuadorian
Formation & Training Centre for Street Educators) to:

*       assist in developing and implementing a needs
assessment among current and potential member organizations
to identify a framework for the network;

*       assist in researching, documenting and collecting
information and resources relevant to youth work and

*       assist in developing a strategic plan for subsequent
phases of the network;

*       assist in building a collaborative relationship
between CECAFEC and S.K.I.

Specific skills required -

*       experience in developing and implementing programs;

*       experience with marginal youth populations and /or
understanding of street youth's lives;

*       excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;

*       fluency in Spanish (written and spoken).

Position #2     Graphic Designer & Writer

2.1 Based with PMT (El Programa del Muchacho Trabajador) in

2.2 Based with CHIN (Children in Need Network) in Zambia

Responsibilities - To work with counterpart organizations

*       assess and redesign current promotional,
fund-raising and children's rights advocacy related
materials to ensure clear, concise and interesting messages
that will capture the attention of various stakeholders and
the public;

*       undertake the design and production of
organizational logos, newsletters, pamphlets and

*       assist in the development and maintenance of each
organization's computer systems and web-sites;

*       assist counterpart staff in developing design and
web-site maintenance skills.

The intern based at PMT in Ecuador will also undertake the
translation of documents from Spanish to English and English
to Spanish. The intern based at CHIN in Zambia will also
assist in disseminating information to members of the CHIN

Specific skills required -

*       knowledge of desktop publishing

*       experience in the production of promotional

*       competence with industry-standard desk-top
publishing software

*       strong writing and organizational skills

*       understanding of children's rights issues

*       experience in developing and maintaining web sites
is an asset

The intern based at PMT in Ecuador must be fluent in written
and spoken Spanish.

Position #3     Documentation and Research Officer - Zambia

Responsibilities -

a)  To work with three of SKI's partner organizations (the
YWCA of Zambia, the Zambia   Red Cross Society and CHIN) to:

*       document the life skills and enterprise skills
curriculum used in an enterprise development project for
street-involved youth;

*       research and document the impact of SKI's training
workshops for youth workers.

b)  To work at the SKI office in Toronto to:

*       assist with the management of SKI's general
programs, including documentation of best practices and
liaison with international child-serving organizations.

Specific skills required -

*       strong documentation skills

*       experience in conducting basic research &/or project

*       experience with marginal youth populations and /or
understanding of street youth's lives

*       excellent organizational and interpersonal skills


These internships are volunteer positions sponsored by the
Canadian International Development Agency's Youth Internship
Program.  Basic living and travel expenses of the interns
are covered and a small stipend is provided.  Deadline for
submission: June 5, 1998.   Interviews will be held in
mid-June and the start date will be mid-September. Fax or
mail your resume to Street Kids International, 398 Adelaide
St., Suite 1000, Toronto, ON   M5V 1S7.  Fax: (416)

For more information about Street Kids International, please visit our
web-site at

Street Kids International, 398 Adelaide Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto,
Ontario  M5V 1S7 Canada -- PH. (416) 504-8994   FAX (416) 504-8977
General e-mail:

Peter Copping: -- Phone Ext. 24
Shawn Conway:  -- Phone Ext. 26
Ann Sutherland:   -- Phone Ext. 28
Stella Richardson: -- Phone Ext. 23
Elizabeth Diaz & Volunteer Opportunities: -- Phone Ext. 21

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