STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES 

The following student opportunities are organized by external organizations and are being forwarded to students in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

In addition, students may want to consider opportunities posted through the Gradworks Intern Development Program. This program works with the Saskatchewan Crown corporations to recruit talented, high potential graduates eager to put their education to work. Gradworks provides recent post-secondary graduates an opportunity to experience 12-month, paid internships at one of Saskatchewan's Crown corporations. 

The Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership - Internship in Ethics in Leadership

The Sheldon Chumir Foundation has an annual internship program for graduates of programs in any field relevant to ethics in leadership. The internship is normally a nine-month program starting each September.

The Foundation seeks interns who display a deep understanding of ethics in leadership and public life together with imagination and creativity of thought, demonstrated experience in working with the community, strong organizational skills, superior writing skills and a personal commitment to the Foundation's mission. Interns work with the Foundation on research, program development, publications, public engagement and related administrative support.

Applications are invited from senior university or college students or graduates in any field relevant to ethics in leadership for an internship with the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership. A completed or nearly completed Master's degree will be an asset. An important aim of the internship is to give the intern broad experience in applied ethics.

The Foundation advertises the internship in mid-November of each year. The competitive process for the internship ends in March. The successful candidate will be notified by mid-May, with the internship to commence on or about September 15. The Foundation reserves the right not to make an appointment of Intern in any given year, or to make more than one appointment, if appropriate.

The Foundation reserves the right not to make an appointment of Intern in any given year, or to make more than one appointment, if appropriate. Successful applicant will receive a stipend, and, in certain circumstances and by mutual agreement, the internship period can be extended by up to three months.

For more information, please visit the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership website.

 

Study Abroad Opportunity for JSGS Students (U of S campus)

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy's University of Saskatchewan campus is pleased to offer an opportunity to students interested in expanding their education experience studying abroad.

The JSGS has established a bilateral student and staff exchange agreement with the Département des Sciences Politiques et Sociales (Department of Political and Social Sciences) at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. UCL is located in the university town of Louvain-la-Neuve, just 30 kilometres south of Brussels. Founded in 1972 specifically to house UCL, the pedestrian-oriented town is home to 30,000 residents - mainly students - and was attractively designed around a lake.

JSGS students enrolled at the U of S campus in the MPA, MPP or PhD program are eligible to apply for an exchange that allows them to spend between three months and a full academic year at UCL. (Students from Louvain are similarly welcome to apply to attend JSGS.) During the exchange period, the student will be required to attend a number of courses and seminars corresponding to the normal workload at the U of S, the home institution. This opportunity is ideal for students who would like to experience first-hand European administrative challenges and practice their French language skills.

Before attending UCL, a learning agreement will be drawn up for each individual student. Based on the courses available at UCL (the host institution), this agreement will set out the details of the study program, including the number of achievable credits (which the U of S will give full academic recognition for).

Participating students will be enrolled as non-degree or visiting students at UCL for the term of the exchange. Students must meet admissions requirements of and be in good academic standing at the U of S and must possess good language proficiency (English and/or French).

Registration fees at UCL will be waived for the student taking part in the exchange program, provided he/she is enrolled at the U of S. Apart from the registration fee at UCL, all other costs must be borne by the student, including student fees, travel expenses, living costs, and health insurance. However, UCL will assist exchange students in finding suitable accommodation.

The selection of students who express interest in participating will be carried out by the U of S. Two placements are available each year from 2010 to 2013. If you have an interest in exploring a student exchange at UCL, please contact jsgs@usask.ca.

 

Accelerated Economist Training Program (AETP)

The Accelerated Economist Training Program (AETP) offers recent graduates an unparalleled development opportunity in the federal public service. The AETP develops high potential individuals for policy roles in the Government of Canada by offering recent master's-level graduates the opportunity to establish a foundation of knowledge and experience in federal public administration.

Participants gain knowledge and first-hand experience by rotating through a series of four challenging six-month placements across the three central agencies—the Privy Council Office, the Department of Finance, and the Treasury Board Secretariat—and a line department in the National Capital Region.

During these placements, participants will have an opportunity to analyze and impact on a variety of social, economic and international policy issues and gain work experience that would otherwise take the better part of a career to develop. The combination of hands-on work experience and training provides participants with a unique introduction to a rewarding career and a chance to serve Canada and Canadians.

For more information, please visit the AETP website.

 

National Defence and the Canadian Forces Policy Officer Recruitment Programme (PORP)

As part of the Department of National Defence development programme, a strong emphasis is placed on training and challenging policy officers with demanding and unique 12-month working assignments. Their aim is to prepare developmental policy officers for senior positions in the Department of National Defence or elsewhere in the Federal Public Service. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of a Master's decree in a defence-related area such as political science, history, international affairs and public administration, an interest in national and international defence and security issues, and will demonstrate strong analytical and writing abilities. Candidate will be capable of articulating sound policy advice both orally and in writing, and also be team players who handle tight deadlines and, at times, significant pressure.

All PORP members are briefed on effective writing and government processes. First-year members of the Programme are also sent on a Canadian Forces Base Tour at the end of their first year, to familiarize themselves with the Navy, Army and Air Force. There are also opportunities to work and travel abroad as a policy officer. The programme has a track record of success. More than 180 officers have been recruited through the PORP since its inception in 1987. Many of our former recruits are now senior policy officers or executives across DND or elsewhere in the Government.

Upon entry into the programme, developmental policy officers are placed into a number of different assignments throughout the Policy Group, National Defence Headquarters, as well as other departments such as Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Public Safety Canada and the Canadian International Development Agency.

For more information, please visit the National Defence and the Canadian Forces website.

Gradworks Intern Development Program

The Gradworks Intern Development Program is designed to provide recent post-secondary graduates with challenging and career-focused positions. Saskatchewan Crown Corporations are the employers that host Gradworks Internships. These full-time internship positions of 12 months in length are intended to allow recent post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain experience and to develop specific career-related skills.

For more information, please visit the Gradworks' website.