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Research Assistant Position

Post-Secondary Education Financing in Canada Research Project

One (or possibly two) MPA or MA student is needed to work with Dr. Andrea Rounce to examine public policy on post-secondary education funding in Canada. This work will involve the assessment of government documents produced by Canadian provincial, territorial, and federal governments; documents coming from national and international organizations; documents/ reports produced by stakeholder groups. The work will help to document and present trends in government policy as well as the current state of post-secondary education policy in Canada. Over the course of the project, students will build research skills and analytical capacity in this critical area of public policy.
The successful candidate(s) will:
• have an interest in post-secondary education policy;
• be comfortable with database and internet searches;
• be detail-oriented;
• have experience with Excel; and
• have experience with (or an interest in learning) SPSS.
The job will total 175 hours (either for one or two students), and will take place between October 27, 2014 and February 27, 2015. Pay will be at an hourly rate of $21.69 (plus 6% vacation).
Any interested candidates should submit a copy of their resume/cv and a covering letter/email stating how they meet the requirements of the position(s) to Dr. Andrea Rounce at by 6:00 PM, Tuesday, October 21th. If you have any questions about this position(s), please contact Dr. Rounce.


 Employment Opportunities (outside University of Manitoba)

 Fall 2014 Call for Applications: UNPPP

UN Profesional Placement Program.

Application deadline: October 3rd, 2014

In its 18th year, our programme has successfully placed graduates from the Bachelor's, Master's and PHD levels in UN offices globally, allowing them to gain critical experience in international affairs, international development and peace building, and to kick-start a career.

For more detail, please click here



APA Program Recruitment and Job Opportunities

Post-Secondary Recruitment is Live!

With the launch of the Public Service Commission’s Post-Secondary Recruitment (PSR) campaign this week, I would like to ensure public policy students and recent graduates of your university are aware of the unique opportunities offered by the Advanced Policy Analyst (APA) Program (formerly the Accelerated Economist Training Program, AETP), and would invite candidates to apply before the closing date of October 2nd. This program is an excellent way to begin a career in the federal government and many of our most successful graduates are former public policy students. We would encourage you to forward this email to your students and recent graduates.

The Program

The APA program 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 the opportunity to analyze and influence 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.

How Does the APA Program Work?

The APA Program is a decentralized development program, run collaboratively by Deputy Ministers, who recognize the value of the program and the quality of its graduates. Trainees are sponsored by a “home department” which pays their salary and benefits for the 2 years of training. In return, trainees commit to return to their “home department” after graduation for a minimum of 1 year.

Salary and Promotions

Candidates enter the program at the EC-03 group and level, with a salary of $59,756, and are eligible for promotion to the EC-04 level after one year. At the end of the two year program, participants graduate at the EC-05 level ($77,118 - $88,764).

Who Are We Looking For?

• Highly motivated individuals with a strong interest in Canadian public policy and governance.
• Candidates who have completed a Master’s degree in any discipline (in the last two years), or be near completion (coursework completed with grades posted by June 2015, degree completed by June 2016). There is also requirement for baseline economics and research methods courses.
• Individuals with a strong academic standing, who have received scholarships and awards
• Candidates with demonstrable leadership qualities and the potential to be future leaders within the Public Service

For More Information

Please visit or the program’s PSR recruitment poster.

Thank you,

Glenn Mason

Executive Advisor, Advanced Policy Analyst Program
Assistant Deputy Minister
Canadian Forest Service
Natural Resources Canada



Project Coordinator - 3 Year renewable Term , Brandon University

Application deadline: May 23, 2014

Start date: June 16, 2014

The Rural Development Institute (RDI) is currently looking for a Project Coordinator for a new project called the Rural Policy on Learning Commons. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the project operations including organizing, facilitating, implementing, monitoring, and tracking project milestones and achievements and budgets. The Coordinator will interact with regional, national, international partners, to monitor project activities of several committees over multiple years to accomplish the project goals.


•A Master's degree and 3-5 years of successful experience coordinating complex and multi-year projects; PMI certification is preferred.
• Demonstrated experience with budgeting and financial management.
• Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Suite of Programs including Microsoft Project or other project management software and web base (social media) tools
•Working facility in French preferred, and highly effective in written and spoken aspects of English
•Familiarity and experience with federally funded projects (SSHRC) would be an asset.
• Travel in North America and European countries required.

Please submit CV, cover letter and three references to:

Dr. Bill Ashiton, Director, Rural Development Institute
337 Clark Hall, 270-18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9


Institute for Cultural Diplomancy (ICD) Internship Opportunities
(Berlin, Germany; from June 1st, 2014)

The ICD offers internship opportunities to individuals who would like to gain practical experience working for a non-governmental organization in the field of Cultural Diplomacy.

The ICD invites applications from individuals who are coming from the following fields:

• Political Sceince
• Marketing & PR
• Business & Economics
• Journalism & Communication
• Computer Science and Webdesign
• Cinema, Music, Photography and the Arts
• Administration
• Event Management

We are looking for interns with the following skills:

• Acute writing skills in any of the following languages; English, Spanish and German.
• Experience in writing and creating blogs and perceptive navigation skills on a variety of social media networks.
• High levels of competency with the use of computers and IT (knowledge of graphic design is a bonus).
• Keen photographers.
• Applicants skilled in the art of video editing.

To apply, please click here:


The MB4Youth Branch of Manitoba Children and Youth Opportunities is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Career Focus program.

Additional information and applications are available on-line at

Please note that applications sent by fax will not be accepted; please send applications to the address indicated on the application form or to: Deadline for positions beginning in July and August is June 20, 2014 and December 31, 2014 for the fall/winter employment period September 2, 2014 – March 31, 2015.

Jim Hume Student Internships for Summer 2014

The program is open to students and recent graduates of post-secondary institutions and interns will provide research assistance to a variety of public policy projects at the Canada West Foundation, a public policy think tank. The full positng can be viewed here:


The Canadian Federation of Independent Business Summer Internship

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has a compelling opportunity for a summer intern in public policy and entrepreneurship in our Winnipeg office. The intern will work closely with CFIB staff to research and report on Manitoba municipal public finance topics, provincial budget data and other important issues to small businesses.

While we will consider applicants until February 28, 2014, applications will be reviewed as they come in. Full details and criteria can be found in the attached job description.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter, resume and writing sample to: with “CFIB Manitoba 2014 Internship” as the subject line.

 Here is a CFIB web page about the opportunity:

For more detail information, pleases click here.



 R2P Scholars Network Junior Fellow Program - Call for Applications

The R2P Scholars Network is currently looking for applications from graduate students who have an interest in or experience studying the Responsibility to Protect principle.

For more information, please click here.



The Appointment and Advisory Committee of the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba Joint Global Governance Studies invites applications for the position of the visiting Manitoba Chair of Global Governance Studies for the fall term of 2014 or winter term of 2015. The main responsibilities of the Chair include conducting research in any area of global governance, promoting awareness and understanding of the key developments in the field and reaching out to the communities in Manitoba. The Chair will be expected to present their research and research in progress to community, university and other events. A successful candidate will receive a stipend or honorarium for accommodation and travel expenses, office space, library privileges, email, and access to the academic communities at the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba. This is not a salaried position and is intended for scholars on sabbatical, leave, post-doctoral funding or other such circumstances. The successful applicant can discuss the possibilities of teaching a half-course at either the University of Winnipeg or the University of Manitoba in her or his area(s) of expertise.

The University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba will not be responsible for visas and health insurance.

We invite applications from scholars who specialize on various aspects of global governance, hold a PhD degree and are at different stages in their careers. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2014.

To apply, please submit a cover letter containing a brief statement of interest including summary of the research project and desired dates of stay, a current C.V., and list of references via email to Peter Ives, Professor and Acting Chair, Political Science Department, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada;


Cybersecurity Analysts: Government of Canada

Deadline to submit an application: Dec. 15th, 2014

The Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) has a continuing requirement for Cybersecurity Analysts to fulfil its mandate to provide a federal government with two key services: foreign signals intelligence and protection of electronic information and communication. All positions are located in Ottawa. Some positions my require shift work.

- A background in technology (e.g. university degree in computer science or computer engineering, or equivalent experience)
- An in-depth understanding of cybersecurity issues and fundamental Internet architecture an protocols
- Network security or network analysis skills such as packet, vulnerability or exploit analysis
- Research and report-writing skills
-  demonstrated interest in international affairs (international relations, strategic studies, international development, etc.)

We offer:
- Competitive salaries and benefits
- Extensive career development opportunities
- State-of-the-art technology and more!

Conditions of employment:
- Canadian citizenship
- Eligibility for a TOP SECRET security clearance to CSEC standards
- Ability to communicate effectively in English
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Apply online:


2013 - 2014 Sheldon Chumir Foundation Internship in Ethics in Leadership

Application Deadline: March 15, 2013

Application are invited from senior university or college students or graduates in any filed relevant to ethics in leadership for an internship with the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership. Interns work with the Foundation on research, program development and implementation, publications, public engagement, and related administrative support.

The stipend for the nine-month period is $37,260

For more details, please click here to see the poster.


The Legislative Internship Program

Application Deadline: February 14th, 2013

The Manitoba Legislative Assembly Internship Program is open to six Manitoba Students in a degree program in any discipline at a Manitoba university and to permanent Manitoba residents studying outside the province. Students must have graduated by September, 2013




The program includes:
- a 10-month Internship from September - June
- Bi-weekly salary of $1,338.35 (before deductions)
- a study tour to Ottawa to meet with some of Canada's prominent leaders
- a study tour to St. Paul Minnesota to explore the American political experience
- seminars with Manitoba business, political, and non-profit sector leaders
-an opportunity to produce a public academic paper
- a graduate level course credit is possible

Applications are available from the Dean of Arts and the Department of Political Studies/Sciences offices at Manitoba universities or on the Legislative Assembly website.

Send completed applications to:
Academic Director
Legislative Internship Program
Clerk's Office
237 Legislative Building Winnipeg MB R3C 0V8
phone: 204.945.3636, Fax: 204.948.2507


Journalism Internship Program (Institute For Humane Studies) is a paid placement (8 weeks) at newspapers, major media networks, online news sites, and investigative, nonprofit newsrooms.  Application deadlines are November 15, January 1, and July 1 annually.