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Internships offer community placement opportunities to local youth

The Centre for Smart Community Innovation invites applications for paid internships helping one of four community organizations with computer-related functions.

The openings, funded under the Youth Internship at Community Access Sites program run by the Ontario Library Association, involve four partners: Canterbury College, Life After Fifty, Multicultural Council of Windsor-Essex, and Windsor Parade Corporation. Interns may be called on to create or update a website, assist with network trobleshooting, provide training in basic computer and internet use, develop and deliver workshops on specific topics of interest and more.

“We are very pleased to have obtained this funding, which will give students some valuable experience while positioning important community groups for success,” says Bala Kathiresan, executive director of Information Technology Services.

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • currently enrolled in a program or intending to return to school full-time after the work-term;
  • between 15 and 30 years old;
  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; and
  • not in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits.

This program is expected to run until March 2015. To learn more about the program or how to apply, contact the centre at 519-253-3000, ext.4572 or e-mail csci@uwindsor.ca.