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The Forge International Development Intern

The Forge International Development Intern

Company: International Teams Canada Inc.
1 Union St
Elmira, Ontario , N3B 3J9
Phone: 519 669 8844

Position Description

Contract Length: 6 months

Paid: Yes (salaried)

Location: Elmira, Ontario and International

Reports To: Program Specialist

Job Purpose/ Objectives

The purpose of the International Development (ID) Internship is to assist in activities related to iTeams Canada programs. The intern will strengthen programs by using fundamental ID skills to assist program leadership. The intern will also learn and assess how faith is empowering and shaping transformational development within the communities with whom iTeams Canada is partnering. iTeams Canada is a Christ-centred organization that values the poor, the church and the indigenous leader.  This role requires an agreement and commitment to the mission and values of iTeams Canada as a religious order, and based on the Statement of Faith.


  • Explore and Apply Transformational Development Principles understand theory and principles of transformational development apply principles learned in real work settings
  • Develop, Monitor and Evaluate Programs conduct field research - gather data, stories and images work with program leadership to complete/update Program Planning documents complete six month reports
  • Engage and Grow the Partnership Community - work closely with program leadership and partner churches develop program promotional materials online and in print, participate in profile raising events, write and submit technical funding proposals, raise funds through innovative, creative techniques
  • Integrate Faith and Vocation: explore the relationship between our work and God’s purposes engage in practices for spiritual formation and growth learn and apply principles of team dynamics cultivate personal leadership style and skills

Core Competencies

  • Leadership: Possesses leadership skills, knowledge and character consistent with our Statement of Faith, Core Values, Vision and Mission.
  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to diverse cultures. This involves being flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in complex situations involving people with different values and goals.
  • Reflection-in-action: The ability to consciously evaluate situations and intentionally adjust, reflect and take action as needed. This involves developing a high level of consideration and understanding for the local needs, values and goals of communities, program plans or projects.
  • Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Organization: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Planning: Ability to set appropriate goals and make detailed plans for achieving those goals; allotting sufficient time and resources for the work. Evaluate the process and results.
  • Communication: The ability to plan and deliver oral and written communications that make an impact and persuade their intended audiences.

Primary Duties/Skills

  • Travel to one or more designated locations to gather information, stories and images which will help program leadership with design, monitoring, evaluation and promotion.  
  • Engage with the Program Champion for the purpose of sharing information, growing the partnership, and furthering program objectives.
  • Identify and provide input into the development of program indicators in order to monitor and verify outcomes.
  • Write six month program reports and make recommendations related to progress toward program outcomes.
  • Assist in the development of financial budgets based upon program design.
  • Research and write technical funding and grant proposals.
  • Learn and apply fundraising skills and tools to assist Program Champions in meeting program fundraising goals, and actively participate in partnership fundraising initiatives, events and activities.


Administrative knowledge and skills such as organization, word processing, strong written communication. Well developed research and writing skills

Mental Effort:

This refers to the frequency, duration and intensity of mental and sensory demands required to perform the job. The duration refers to continuous time without relief by scheduled breaks, or by the employee's decision to take a break.

Duration of mental tasks is 2-5 hours. Intensity is moderate.

Examples of mental effort found in this role:

  • Listening
  • Concentration using sight
  • Attention demand and focus on task
  • Watching a computer screen
  • Adapting to a new culture
  • Handling new situations and environments

Physical Effort:

This refers to the frequency, duration and intensity of the physical demands required to perform the job. The length of time a task normally continues without relief by scheduled breaks, or by the employee's decision to take a break. Duration of physical tasks is 2-5 hours. Intensity is moderate.

Examples of physical effort found in this role:

  • Sitting at a computer
  • Eye strain
  • International travel

Working Conditions:

This refers to the working conditions usually present while performing the job.

  • September, January, February: No exposure to unpleasant conditions. Office environment.
  • October - December: Some exposure to unpleasant conditions. I.e. extreme weather, new situations.  Live and work in a developing country: conditions vary widely. Role requires flexible hours during international assignment.  Evening, and weekends to accommodate activities such as meetings, events, or travel may be required.


Computer/laptop, printer, photocopier

Other Requirements:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or full-time student in Canada, and legally able to live and work in Canada.
  • A Criminal Record Check is required.


  • Engage in personal development as an International Development Practitioner.
  • Cultivate Christ-centered practices which foster transformational development, growth and character.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the program and organization.
  • Attend all training and meetings as required, providing input and leadership when guided to do so.
  • Meet regular and unexpected deadlines, being flexible and adapting to the unpredictable nature this kind of work can sometimes entail.
  • Raise $10,000 towards Forge program goals and objectives, through learned fundraising skills, activities and initiatives.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Education: University/Bachelor's degree or additional certification and specialized training as needed in International Development, Community Development, Global Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies etc.
  • Specialized Knowledge / Certifications / Licenses: Knowledge of Results Based Management, particularly program design, monitoring and evaluation concepts and techniques.
  • Experience: 0-3 years needed
  • Experience using Word processing software, Internet, Skype etc.

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Posted: January 11, 2018 | Renewed: January 14, 2019 | Expires: April 6, 2019
Posted Under: International/Missions
Career ID: [ 4804 ]