iPRAKTIKUM German in the City Internships at the Kimel Family Centre

iPRAKTIKUM German in the City Internships at the Kimel Family Centre

Dear German Students,Are you ready for an extraordinary opportunity to blend language expertise with community impact? The iPRAKTIKUM team is excited to present an enriching opportunity through our collaboration with the Kimel Family Centre. This exceptional program aims to harness the linguistic skills of University of Toronto students to address the needs of Toronto’s diverse community.

The Kimel Family Centre is the world’s first research-based community centre dedicated to reducing dementia risk and promoting healthy brain aging. Its team, led by Dr. Howard Chertkow, MD, Scientific Director, and Dr. Nicole Anderson, PhD, Associate Scientific Director, is committed to identifying its visitors’ dementia risk factors and providing them with a personalized, evidence-based wellness and lifestyle programming to help reduce their specific risk factors. Open to adults aged 50 and over, the programs focus on areas such as diet and nutrition, social engagement, cognitive functioning, physical activity, and mental wellbeing.

Those participating in the research study are in good cognitive health (no dementia diagnosis). Those participating from Baycrest communities (retirement home and seniors’ condo) may be a mix of good cognitive health and mild cognitive impairment.

We are currently looking for instructors for German. Interested individuals can propose a course series. Instructors will work with the Manager of Programs and Operations to develop the course. This is a paid position commensurate with education and experience. Your internship experience can be accredited in the form of a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) that will appear on your U of T transcript.

Ideal candidates for this unique opportunity are graduate students or undergraduates with a blend of teaching experience and advanced German language skills. If you’re ready to embark on a fulfilling journey of linguistic enrichment and community engagement, we want to hear from you!

To apply, please submit the following documents by Monday, April 22, 2024:

  • Statement of interest (please include “Kimel” in all document names)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Copy of your U of T transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • Contact information of at least one U of T instructor supporting your application

Please send your application materials to the iPRAKTIKUM team at: ipraktikum@utoronto.caPlease send your application to the iPRAKTIKUM team at: ipraktikum@utoronto.ca

Contact:iPRAKTIKUM Team
Helena Juenger, MEd
Stefan Soldovieri, Associate Professor of German
Elisabeth Lange, PhD CandidateDepartment of Germanic Languages & LiteraturesUniversity of Toronto50 St. Joseph St.Toronto, ON,  M5S 1J4Tel. +1 (416) 926-2321ipraktikum@utoronto.cahttp://german.utoronto.ca/ipraktikum