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Staff Vacancies

Former staff of the Undercurrent are now doctoral candidates, logistics managers at large international NGO’s, and travelling development consultants, among many other things. Most are generally quite successful in their chosen endeavours.

The Undercurrent’s work this year involves the publishing of 2 issues, the organization of InSight (the national undergraduate development studies conference), the creation of a National International Development Student Association, the revamping of the Underblog, the second round of our mentoring program, the administration of our forum, and all the corollary work these projects entail.

* We are currently accepting applications for: *

  • Graphic Designer
  • Translator
  • Faculty Editorial Advisor

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

The Undercurrent is currently seeking a Graphics Designer. This is an opportunity to gain experience developing multimedia for an organization, and generate work that will be seen by students across Canada. This designer will be responsible for creating designs that have a high visual impact, and represent the mandate of the Undercurrent.

Responsibilities

1. Developing concepts, graphics and layouts for the Undercurrent website and associated programs as needed.

Selection Criteria

  1. Enrollment in a Canadian undergraduate program (2nd year or higher)
  2. Proven academic commitment (demonstrated by an academic average of B+ or better or a letter from a professor indicating applicant’s suitability for position)
  3. Dedication to the field of IDS (may include, inter alia: previous research, experience, participation in development conferences and events, membership in an IDS students’ association, and internship or service with a relevant community organization)
  4. Excellent IT skills and exceptional creativity and innovation
  5. Above average writing skills and an excellent command of language
  6. An appreciation of the mandate and history of The Undercurrent
  7. Reliability and commitment

 

Application

To apply for an associate editor position with Undercurrent, please forward the following to the Editor-in-Chief at eic@undercurrentjournal.ca:

  1. One-page letter of intent
  2. Undergraduate curriculum vitae
  3. Copy of your latest student grade report (or a letter of recommendation from a professor indicating your suitability for an editorial position)
  4. 3 samples of design work you have completed

 

TRANSLATOR

The Undercurrent is currently seeking two English/French translators. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in translation and publication, and to learn about and contribute to the functioning of an undergraduate academic journal.  Please note that only students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme (2nd year or higher) at a Canadian university may apply.

Responsibilities

1. To translate the abstracts of approximately 7 manuscripts per academic term.

Selection Criteria 

  1. Enrollment in a Canadian undergraduate program (2nd year or higher)
  2. Above average French writing skills and an excellent command of the French language
  3. Previous translation experience is an asset
  4. Proven academic commitment (demonstrated by an academic average of A- or better, OR a letter from a professor indicating applicant’s suitability for position)
  5. Dedication to the field of IDS (may include, inter alia: previous research, experience, participation in development conferences and events, membership in an IDS students’ association, and internship or service with a relevant community organization)
  6. An appreciation of the mandate and history of the journal
  7. Reliability and commitment


Application

To apply for the translator position with Undercurrent, please forward the following to the Editor-in-Chief at eic@undercurrentjournal.ca:

  1. One-page letter of intent (in French)
  2. Undergraduate curriculum vitae.
  3. Copy of your latest student grade report or letter from professor indicating you suitability for the position
  4. Translated Abstract (students applying for the translator position must translate the following abstracts)

Abstract translations should be in Microsoft Word form and should be included with your application. Translations should be done in the spirit of the French language and should be accurate grammatically. To view examples of abstracts and their translations, refer to the current, or any previous issues of the journal.

 

FACULTY EDITORIAL ADVISOR

**ONGOING**

Each Faculty Editorial Advisor (FEA) is asked to review 3-5 essays submitted by IDS undergraduate students from across Canada, annually. The FEA is asked to provide his/her recommendation in terms of the manuscript’s suitability for publication, as well as advice for revision. Faculty Editorial Advisers are an invaluable part of the review process, and we greatly appreciate their support.

For more information, or to express interest in becoming a Faculty Editorial Advisor, please contact the Editor-in-Chief of the Undercurrent, Christie McLeod, at eic@undercurrentjournal.ca.