What should I expect from the time I apply to when I start my service?

Writing tests will be held in early April for all IPSS applicants.

Accepted applicants will be invited to an orientation meet in early May after they have received notification that they have been accepted to the program. Students will spend the early part of the summer updating career collateral—like their resume and cover letter. Depending on the student’s organization, contact may start during the summer, although a majority of the communication with organizations will take place during the first three weeks of September.

The fall through January preceeding the start of IPSS internships, students will maintain contact with their future supervisors, organizations and develop a Terms of Reference (work plan).

The OPTIONAL pre-departure training will take place in January.  Students will depart for their assignments in late January through early February.

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