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Volunteer position - gain work experience

Looking for an opportunity to be part of and learn from a dynamic team of professors and graduate students working on international development projects at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo (

The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP) and the Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) are looking for a student volunteer to maintain the websites for both projects.  The student will be responsible for migrating material from the old to the new SAMP website, for maintaining both websites and for uploading content to each website (in the form of research reports, policy reports, research articles, and news content in either pdf or doc formats). While engaging in these activities, the student will resolve website support requests, consult and correspond with HCP and SAMP research teams, and ensure the quality of the online website product.  The approximate time commitment would be 3-5 hours per week. Working hours are flexible. 

Prospective candidates must have previous experience with:
  • ·         WordPress specifically
  • ·         JavaScript frameworks generally
  • ·         Cross-browser compatibility

They must have the following required skills:
  • ·         Interpersonal communication
  • ·         Ability to work in collaboration with a team of international researchers
  • ·         Proficiency with website development languages (e.g. HTML5, CSS, JavaScript,          PHP, MySQL, XML)

They must also be in possession of the following minimum qualifications:
·    The successful completion of the first year of a Computer Science Undergraduate program

If you are interested in this position, please contact the HCP project manager (Cameron McCordic) at for more information and application details.


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