THINK FUN INTERNSHIPS

THINK FUN Internships will consist of supervised hands-on experience in 2 consecutive 5-day weeks (9.5/hour) in July in a “Philosophy for Children” camp at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada (1 hour east of Vancouver). Interns will also meet daily at lunch time with the Educational Director to discuss their experience in camp and to flesh out what P4C is all about. They will also meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons discuss the 4 sets of readings (that will be sent out beforehand). A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the internship.

Fee: $500.

(Note: the above fee may be waived under unusual circumstances, e.g., high travel costs.)

Accommodation can be arranged at additional cost.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send inquiries (along with the following) to Dr. Susan T. Gardner (sgardner@capilanou.ca).

  1. An updated curriculum vita.
  2. An explanation of why you are interested in philosophy for children; whether you have had any experience with P4C; whether and if so, how much philosophy you have had; whether you have any experience in working with children.
  3. One or more recommendations (sent by the recommender to Dr. Gardner) which includes the following:

Knowledge of your academic ability (we will be tying activities to viewpoints in academic philosophy); your sociability (we work close with one another); your ability to take orders (you will be working under a team leader); your flexibility (a camp direction can change as a function of circumstance); how easily you smile (note the camp’s name—THINK FUN).

  1. The equivalent of a Canadian criminal record check.

Note: Interns should note that, should an issue arise with regard integration into the camp team, the director reserves the right to require your immediate withdrawal (without reimbursement). 

 For more information contact Dr. Susan Gardner (email Dr. Sue)