Internship Process

Once the application process has been completed and the successful candidates has been chosen, there are several administrative tasks which need to be completed before the intern can depart for Malawi.

Step #1:  Confirm the Intern:  The successful candidate will be registered with both AUCC and the University of New Brunswick by filling out and submitting the following forms:

Step #2:  Logistics:  The intern and CPS Supervisor will work together to complete logistical tasks including:

Step 3:  Internship Preparation:  to prepare for the internship the intern (working with his supervisors) must complete the following tasks:

  • Participate in the Canadian pre-departure orientation course (provide by CPS / CIL),
  • Review Emergency Response Plan
  • Review Internship Budget
  • Review In-country Strategic Plans
  • Review internship work plans and reporting requirements as provided
  • Identify and secure supplies and equipment required to complete internship
  • Participate in Public Engagement Activities including fundraising activities
  • Review in detail the AUCC Internship Handbook for Interns.  Note specifically AUCC requirements:  pre-departure, during internship and post-internship
  • Provide CPS with copies of passport, proof of insurance, proof of vaccinations, emergency contact information

Step 4:  Submit ALL original forms:  Mail and scan all original signed and dated documents listed above back to Veronica McGinn, Project Coordinator, Centre for Property Studies, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3.  Once this has been completed the funds will be deposited directly into your bank account.

Step 5:  Participate in internship.  During the internship remember to do the following:

  • Obtain necessary visas for the length of stay in-country,
  • Confirmed your ROCA,
  • Ensure you have access to money, 
  • Take pictures directly related to your internship (ie. if you are teaching, get a picture of you in the classroom),
  • Secure ALL your BOARDING PASSES.  These are required for your AUCC report
  • Share a copy of the questionnaire with your direct supervisor,
  • Participate in bi-weekly skype calls,
  • Complete the mid-internship progress report.
  • Participate in blogging activities

Step 6:  Return Home:  After you return home, remember you will be required to complete the following:

  • Participate in CPS / CIL Reintergration Course
  • Financial report
  • Questionnaire (most of this should have been done in-country)
  • Public engagement requirements
  • Submit your photos with descriptions
  • Transfer your knowledge to the next interns
  • Consider participating in the CIDA IYIP program