University of Victoria

The Retired Heads of Mission Association Fund for Supporting Student Internships Abroad was generously created by the Retired Heads of Mission Association (RHOMA) and offers financial assistance for travel expenses to graduate and upper level undergraduate University of Victoria students. The fund will be administered through the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) or the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI). Funding will contribute to an internship abroad at a Canadian mission, an international governmental organization (e.g. United Nations or its agencies, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organisation, Organisation of American States)  or a credible international non-governmental organisation, as part of the participants academic program.

Over the next 3 years, CAPI and CFGS will be awarding one scholarship per year with a value of $2000 per year. Positions will be posted and the centres will jointly approve the selected scholar.  

In 2019, CAPI will be awarding the scholarship. (This year CAPI is planning to connect the funding to our placement in Northern Thailand, for which we are currently in the process of interviewing for.)

In 2020, CFGS will be awarding the scholarship

In 2021 – CAPI and CFGS will jointly award the scholarship.

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ANNUAL FUND

NAME OF ANNUAL FUND

Retired Heads of Mission Association Fund for Supporting Student Internships Abroad

 

INTRODUCTION

This fund was generously created by the Retired Heads of Mission Association.

PURPOSE OF FUND

To offer financial assistance for travel expenses to graduate and upper level undergraduate students who, through the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) or the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) at the University of Victoria, have been selected to participate in an internship abroad at a Canadian mission, an international governmental organization (e.g. United Nations or its agencies, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organisation, Organisation of American States)  or a credible international non-governmental organisation, as part of their academic program.

 

FUND DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

  1. be a Canadian citizen;
  2. be registered as a full-time student at the University of Victoria;
  3. be participating in an internship abroad at a Canadian mission, an international governmental organisation, or a credible international non-governmental organisation as part of their program; and
  4. submit a budget detailing their expected expenses for the internship.

 

Note: Applications for internships that have already taken place will not be accepted.

 

Value of the award:                      $2000/year (May 1- April 30)

Number of awards:                      Variable

Duration of program:                   Minimum 90 days abroad

Level or program of study:           Upper level undergraduate and graduate level students

Application contact:                      Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI)

Email: internships@uvic.ca

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • Applications are available on the CAPI website and must include:
  1. proof of the applicant’s participation in or application for an international internship as approved by the selection committee; and
  2. a budget outlining expected expenses for the internship in question. 

SELECTION COMMITTEE

The selection committee will comprise:

  1. the Directors of the Centre for Global Studies and the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives or his/her delegates; and
  2. additional members designated by the Directors or his/her delegate.

AWARDING PROCEDURE

The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives will:

  1. verify that the recipient is in good standing;
    1. confirm the granting of this award in writing to the recipient of the award; and
    2. arrange to have program funds disbursed to the recipient of the award.

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

  1. Each award recipient will be required to complete all paperwork required by the program in a timely manner.
  2. Participants will submit a 2-3-page report summarizing their internship; and
  3. complete one outreach activity for CAPI/CFGS, interested students and RHOMA members on their overseas experience, the delivery of which will be coordinated with CAPI/CFGS support.

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

All funds should be sent to the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives. Cheques must be made payable to the University of Victoria – CAPI.

The financial year of the fund is from May 1 to April 30.

 

GENERAL

If future circumstances make it impossible or impractical for the University of Victoria to continue using the fund for the stated purposes, the University will endeavor to contact the donor to explore other purposes for the fund. If the University is unable to locate the donor or if the donor is deceased, the University may use the fund in the way it deems most beneficial for the institution, but must adhere as closely as possible to the spirit of the fund and to the donor’s original intent. 

ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACTS

Donor: Retired Heads of Mission Association, Victoria Branch

                                              

Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

Robyn Fila

International Internship Programs

rfila@uvic.ca

interns@uvic.ca

250-721-7020

 

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