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Junior Fellowship Program – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

EWB MUN is excited to announce that applications are now OPEN for the 2016-2017 Junior Fellowship program. This 18-month program involves leadership development, a 4-month work placement with EWB in Summer 2017, and mentorship within our chapter upon return. For more information on the Junior Fellowship program, visit http://ewb.ca/ideas/junior-fellowship-program-jf

Candidates of all faculties and disciplines are welcome to apply. No previous international development or EWB experience is necessary!

To apply, please submit your resume to mun@ewb.ca and complete the following application form: https://goo.gl/forms/sLybzH3OPU2CFREi2

Applications close OCTOBER 14th, 2016. Any questions about the Junior Fellowship program can be directed to mun@ewb.ca. Best of luck to all applicants!

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Junior Fellow Update

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A few VOTO team members including our JF, Alycia!

Our chapter had a call tonight with our Junior Fellow this summer, Alycia Leonard.  Alycia is in Ghana working for the EWB venture VOTO Mobile.  VOTO is a social enterprise which amplifies the voices of the underheard.  They do surveying and information distribution to enable smarter, more responsible development.  Check out VOTO’s website here and their EWB venture page here for more information on what they do.  We’re so excited for her and to learn from her experience this summer.

To keep up with Alycia while she’s away, check out her blog at https://ghanalycia.wordpress.com/

Reminder: JF applications due Nov 15th

Hey everyone!

Just a reminder that JF applications are due Sat, Nov 15th! At EWB we consider the Junior Fellowship to be hybrid professional internship and leadership development program. It is a culmination of hard work, learning, and commitment. Our staff are a collection of passionate and talented people committed to having real impact.

The Junior Fellowship program is not your average internship. It is 18 months of leadership through experience in which you will be challenged to learn, act and create change. From the day you’re hired, you become part of a network of young Canadians who dream big, work hard, and believe that systemic change is possible. We invest in you through leadership coaching, strategic preparation for your placement, and continuous mentorship. We challenge you and support you to reach your full potential. The Junior Fellowship program has been a transformational experience for many past participants.

To be considered for a placement, candidates must be meet the following requirements:

The candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
This is due to safety and security concerns while abroad for Junior Fellows with placements in Africa, and the need for support by DFATD in case of emergency.
The candidate must be a member of the chapter who will be returning to school and is willing to assume a formal or informal leadership role in the chapter in the following year.
The candidate must be available to volunteer for the entire period of the placement (Approximately May 1 to Aug 31). (Fall opportunities also available)
The candidate must be at least 18 years old at the time of their application.
The candidate must be able to attend the EWB National Conference held the year of departure.

For more information, go to

http://www.ewb.ca/ideas/junior-fellowship-program-jf

http://my2.ewb.ca/apply/applications/14447/

Thanks!!