What should I expect from the time I apply to when I start my service?
The IPSS Internship Search Plan gives a general overview of the process of looking for and securing a practicum opportunity for IPSS.
Writing tests will be held in early April for all first round IPSS applicants. An additional writing test will be held in the fall for second round applicants.
Accepted applicants will be invited to an orientation meeting 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, such as 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 preceding the start of IPSS internships, students will maintain contact with their future supervisors and 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.