Canada announces internships in Ukraine
by Stephen Bandera
TORONTO - Young? Underemployed? Willing to travel? The Canadian government recently approved an international internship program that will send 10 Canadian youths to work in Ukraine by the end of this year.
The Canada Ukraine Internship Program is a partnership between Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and the Ukrainian Canadian Students' Union (SUSK).
The program is currently at the recruiting stage, seeking applications from potential interns and prospective employers. It picks up the tab for travel, medical insurance, language training and a monthly allowance. Internships typically last between six and eight months, and involve a wide range of assignments with Canadian companies trying to crack the emerging Ukrainian market.
The program allows Canadian youth and businesses to take advantage of the $600 million in contracts signed during last year's trade mission to Ukraine headed by Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy. Canada sends over 500 interns to work abroad every year through the Youth International Internship Program.
The program's mission statement, applications for both interns and employers and detailed information are available on the SUSK website: www.internauts.ca/susk, or contact the office via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; phone, (416) 604-2840; or fax, (416) 604-2094.
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, August 17, 1997, No. 33, Vol. LXV
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