The University of Toronto's largest Humanities research team is offering an exciting opportunity for interns to join a collaborative project. Interns will work alongside postdoctoral fellows, doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students from around the globe to advance their understanding of Muslim literature, philosophy, history, mystical traditions, and other related areas. This internship presents a unique opportunity for individuals interested in expanding their knowledge and contributing to ongoing research in this field.
Shafique N. Virani is a Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto, where he is the founding Director of the Centre for South Asian Civilizations and previously chaired the Department of Historical Studies. He has also taught at Harvard University and Zayed University. Professor Virani's work has been translated into over 20 languages, and he has received numerous awards and honors from organizations such as UNESCO and the American Academy of Religion. He is a well-known public speaker and has acted as a consultant for organizations including Cirque du Soleil and the History Channel. His areas of research include Sufism, Islamic history and philosophy, and Muslim literatures in multiple languages.
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Prof Shafique Virani
The University of Toronto offers one of the world's strongest Islamic Studies programs, with four renowned departments and over 40 distinguished faculty members conducting cutting-edge research on various aspects of Islam. Our Institute of Islamic Studies is highly dynamic, with exceptional global resources, including a vast library collection and proximity to the renowned Aga Khan Museum of Islamic Art and the Royal Ontario Museum. We annually train numerous undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students in Islamic Studies, reinforcing our dedication to advancing this field.
Opportunity to engage and connect with the University faculty, staff, and alums to understand networking, relationship building, and marketing opportunities. Gain hands-on experience in managing a market research project and develop skills in project management, research, data analytics, communication, and collaboration. Through interviews and research, the intern will acquire knowledge to effectively plan a program of collaborative engagement activity with a diverse audience of over 110,000 alums. Also, receive training in digital platforms, Salesforce CRM, databases, and Drupal Content Management System. Additionally, access Maynooth University's Learning and Development programmes through the University's Human Resource department.
The aim of this project is to research current and emerging markets for attracting international students to Maynooth University's full-time undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. This will involve reviewing recruitment opportunities in current and competitor markets, analyzing available market intelligence, and identifying emerging trends. An intern will create a rubric to evaluate potential new markets, based on Maynooth University's unique selling points. The project's main goal is to identify a ranked list of potential new markets for Maynooth University and develop a marketing and public relations plan for both existing and new markets.
Alison Cooke is an International Officer at Maynooth University with over 15 years of experience. She works in the recruitment and marketing team in the International Office, focusing on the Brazilian and Japanese markets. Her duties include developing marketing strategies, reviewing applications, and working with other international student markets like North America and Erasmus. Alison holds a first-class honors degree in Psychology (B.A.) and Equality Studies (MSc) and is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction practitioner. She has lived in Ireland, the UK, Australia, North America, and Brazil.
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Ms Alison Cookie
Maynooth University's International Office (IO), established in 1997,has 12 full-time staff led by the Director of Internationalization and Vice-President. Incoming international students doubled in the 5 years prior to the pandemic, as did MU students participating in international exchanges. The IO manages exchange programs, recruits international students, develops partnerships, and provides pre- and post-entry support. The upcoming MU Strategic Plan prioritizes internationalization, emphasizing student and staff mobility, partnerships, and recruitment
This opportunity offers market research skills applicable to various sectors, benefiting students pursuing marketing or related careers. It involves working with an International Office team to review and analyze emerging education markets, develop an assessment framework, and create a marketing plan. The internship provides valuable cultural experience and enhances writing and analytical skills, as well as knowledge of the global education sector.
Collaborating with DAC’s staff and partners to advance the data curation and -harmonization processes, the data science intern will work on healthy aging and dementia cohort studies and will help set up a process for future incoming data streams from a series of different cohort types.
Vaibhav Narayan / Irene Meier
DAC is building global cohorts to advance understanding of Alzheimer’s among diverse populations. This data will provide the foundation for identifying new biomarkers and developing targeted treatments that work for people worldwide.
The data science intern will be provided with opportunities to connect with faculty and staff at DAC and its partners to work with extensive healthcare datasets. Through exposure to real patient data of risk factor studies, the intern will acquire knowledge and skills related to global health data analytics and methodologies.
Collaborating with DAC’s staff and partners to advance the ethnographic work and prepare culturally appropriate interventions for lifestyle changes as prevention for cognitive decline in the context of the AFRICA-FINGERS study.
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Dr Irene Meier
DAC is building global cohorts to advance the understanding of Alzheimer’s among diverse populations. This data will provide the foundation for identifying new biomarkers and developing targeted treatments that work for people worldwide.
The clinical science intern will be provided with opportunities to connect with faculty and staff at DAC and its partners to work with people at risk for dementia, caregivers, healthcare providers, and researchers. Through exposure to a real patient environment of prevention and risk reduction studies, the intern will acquire knowledge and skills related to clinical health research and methodologies in a global context
The Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) at Maynooth University is a central hub for engaging with alumni and supporters. With a responsibility to serve the 110,000 alumni worldwide, the office facilitates connections through various events, programs, publications, and social media channels. Additionally, the DARO raises philanthropic funds to support the University. By fostering a strong relationship between graduates and the University, the office aims to benefit all parties involved, including future generations of undergraduates. As key stakeholders, Maynooth University's graduates play an essential role in promoting the University to a new generation of learners, researchers, and partners, accelerating its growth.
Opportunity to will engage and connect with the University faculty, staff, and alums to understand networking, relationship building, and marketing opportunities. Gain hands-on experience in managing a market research project and develop skills in project management, research, data analytics, communication, and collaboration. Through interviews and research, you will acquire knowledge to effectively plan a program of collaborative engagement activity with a diverse audience of over 110,000 alums. Also, receive training in digital platforms, Salesforce CRM, databases, and Drupal Content Management System. Additionally, have opportunities to avail of learning and training through Maynooth University's Learning and Development programme managed by the University's Human Resource department.
Collaborating with the Hubs faculty, staff, and student leadership to recruit and develop blog articles for the GHE at Western Blog, research and write stories highlighting the work of member faculty, staff and students, assist with the global and ethical global engagement initiatives at Western, and research, write, and edit professional communications features that translate global health equity work for the general public and stakeholders outside the university. Assist with planning of print, web, and social media deliverables that promote global health equity and the GHE Hub at Western.
Mary Ndu (PhD. a.b.d.) & Mr. Bob Gough
The Global Health Equity Hub at Western brings together information on the people, events, research activities, education opportunities, partnerships and student organizations dedicated to Global Health Equity at Western. Our goal is to make it easier for all – students, faculty, community partners, everyone – to find out about our efforts in GHE, access relevant resources, and get involved. The equity focus of the hub echoes a broader commitment of Western University to supporting Health Equity. Within this commitment lies recognition that there exist serious and avoidable inequities in access to health and well-being on the planet and within societies, including within Canada, as well as inequities in access to opportunities and power to direct and effect change in this regard. The GHE Hub at Western operates within the Faculty of Health Sciences and is an interdisciplinary community of practice with representation from all faculties at Western University.
The Global Health Equity Communications Intern will be provided with opportunities to connect with the university faculty, staff, and students through the Hub to gain a deeper understanding of global health equity research and initiatives at Western University. Through conducting interviews and other forms of communications research, the intern will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively communicate knowledge and health equity information to a wider audience