GUIDELINES FOR THE CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM by lisaturtle

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									                            GUIDELINES FOR THE
                         CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
                        SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
                                   2009

The aim of the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) Summer Internship Program (SIP) is
to attract and support students at Canada’s post-secondary institutions to
contribute to, and experience from, working on projects within any division of
Canadian Blood Services. This program is offered to students from any field
relevant to the business of Canadian Blood Services.

Canadian Blood Services is a national not-for-profit, charitable organization that
manages the blood supply in all provinces and territories, with the exception of
Quebec, and operates the country’s One Match Stem Cell and Marrow Network and
provides national leadership for organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

To this end, Canadian Blood Services:

   •   Collects approximately 900,000 units of blood and blood components
       annually and processes it into the components and products that are
       administered to thousands of patients each year,

   •   Manages the One Match Stem Cell and Marrow Network. It is dedicated to
       recruiting and locating compatible, committed, healthy, unrelated donors for
       patients in Canada and around the world,

   •   Screens every donor and tests each unit of blood or blood product collected
       for a variety of transmissible diseases, and

   •   Ensures that Canadian transfusion medicine research and development
       remains at the cutting edge.

This is done through seven regions within Canadian Blood Services, the National
Contact Centre (NCC) and Head Office:

Operations:
Primary responsibilities include:
   • 41 permanent collection sites and more than 20,000 clinic events annually,
   • Collection and distribution of blood, blood products and their alternatives,
   • Production/manufacturing of blood components,

                            CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
                1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 4J5
                 Telephone (613) 739-2230 - Facsimile (613) 739-2201
Canadian Blood Services Summer Internship Program



   •   Marketing and Communications including Public Involvement, Media
       Relations, Issues Management,
   •   Plasma Products and Services,
   •   Donor Recruitment,
   •   Donor Testing,
   •   One Match Stem Cell and Marrow Network,
   •   Volunteer Program,
   •   Hospital Customer Service Program.

Quality and Regulatory Affairs:
Primary responsibilities include:
   • Lead the development and improvement of Canadian Blood Services’
       management system
   • Quality Assurance, including quality control,
   • Regulatory Affairs, including corporate interface with regulatory agencies,
   • The quality audit program,
   • The quality training program,
   • Development, improvement and management of national processes for
       change control, document management, deviation management, validation
       and corrective and preventive actions.

Medical, Scientific and Research Affairs:
Primary responsibilities include:
   • Transfusion Medicine, medical issues,
   • Research and Development,
   • Epidemiology and Surveillance,
   • National Testing Laboratory,
   • National Serology (Immunohematology) Laboratory,
   • National HLA Laboratory,
   • National Platelet Immunology Laboratory,
   • Patient Services Laboratories,
   • Stem Cell Programs,
   • Lookback/Traceback.

Legal Division:
Primary responsibilities include:
   • Quality legal advice in response to requests,
   • Support Canadian Blood Services locations with legal issues/challenges,
   • Risk Management,
   • Protect Canadian Blood Services from claims made by third parties and /or
      minimize exposure in the event of liability,
   • Legal framework for decision-making at senior management, executive and
      Board levels,
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                           CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
               1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 4J5
                Telephone (613) 739-2230 - Facsimile (613) 739-2201
Canadian Blood Services Summer Internship Program

   •   Corporate governance services.

Talent Management:
Primary responsibilities include:
   • Recruitment,
   • Employee development and training,
   • Employee and labour relations,
   • Compensation and benefits administration,
   • Organizational development.

Corporate Services:
Primary responsibilities include:
   • Financial planning,
   • General accounting, treasury, payroll and accounts payable,
   • Facilities planning and management,
   • Supply management, warehouse and logistics,
   • Information Services,
   • Provision of system infrastructure,
   • System management and maintenance,
   • Occupational health and safety.

The Office of Strategy Management:
The Office of Strategy Management is responsible for helping Canadian Blood
Services define, communicate and execute its strategy.

This office plays a leadership role in equipping, training and guiding the
organization in its adoption of best practices in Balanced Scorecard implementation
and energizing our progress towards cultural change.

The following guidelines apply to the SIP:

ELIGIBILITY

All full-time students are eligible to apply.

The intention of the Student Internship Program is to reach as many students as
possible. Therefore, only in years without many very good applications would
applicants be considered for a second year of support, but only to a maximum of
two summers.

Applicants intending to work with blood or blood products must provide evidence of
Hepatitis B vaccination before the award may commence.


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                            CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
                1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 4J5
                 Telephone (613) 739-2230 - Facsimile (613) 739-2201
Canadian Blood Services Summer Internship Program




STIPEND

A stipend of $1,500 per month for up to four (4) months is available.


GENERAL INFORMATION

It is preferred that applicants have the prior support of the proposed Canadian
Blood Services supervisor, who can be from any Canadian Blood Services
department, and preferably complete the outline of the proposed project (Page 6 of
form SIP-09).

If a Canadian Blood Services supervisor is identified, they should complete and
sign the Supervisor’s statement form (Page 5, SIP-09), and provide a letter of
support.

For those applicants unable to do this, Canadian Blood Services will endeavour to
“match” candidates with supervisors/projects. These applicants must complete
sections 5. and 6. of form SIP-09, to indicate departments, locations and topics of
interest.

Applicants must indicate if there are geographic restrictions, as relocation expenses
will not be provided. A list of Canadian Blood Services Blood Centres is appended,
and more information can be obtained at http://www.blood.ca.

The major criteria in evaluating applications will be:

•   The quality of the applicant (academic record, letters of recommendation, etc.),

•   The quality of the proposed project (if submitted) and its relevance to the goals
    of Canadian Blood Services,

•   The proposed environment (supervisor, department, etc.).


APPLICATION

Candidates must complete the application package: Form SIP-09.
A complete application consists of:

•   Letter of support from proposed Canadian Blood Services supervisor
    (preferable)
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                            CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
                1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 4J5
                 Telephone (613) 739-2230 - Facsimile (613) 739-2201
Canadian Blood Services Summer Internship Program

    (One original and four copies.)

•   Form SIP-09, Canadian Blood Services Summer Internship Program.
    (One original and four collated copies.)

•   Official transcripts of the applicant’s complete academic record.
    (One original and four collated copies.)

•   Forms of recommendation and evaluation (Pages 7 and 8) from two individuals
    under whom the candidate has studied, or who in some way have had a good
    opportunity to assess the candidate’s potential. These forms (one original and
    four copies in a sealed and signed envelope) may either be attached to the
    original copy of the application, or forwarded directly to the Manager, Research
    & Development. Every effort should be made to submit reference letters from
    academic sources, for example laboratory supervisors or supervisors from part
    time jobs in professional areas.

The original signed application must be submitted with four complete, collated
copies to:

              Manager
              Research & Development
              Canadian Blood Services, Head Office
              1800 Alta Vista Drive
              Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4J5


DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Applications must be submitted on the prescribed forms (Form SIP-09), and
forwarded to the Manager, Research & Development by February 16, 2009, for
funding May, 2009. Each application will be given careful consideration, however
the Review Panel reserves the right to grant or refuse any application.

            **LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED**


NOTIFICATION OF DECISION

The Review Panel’s decision will be conveyed in writing to the candidate.


EFECTIVE DATE

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                            CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
                1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 4J5
                 Telephone (613) 739-2230 - Facsimile (613) 739-2201
Canadian Blood Services Summer Internship Program

Awards should commence by May 1, 2009, or shortly thereafter.



TAXATION

Awards are subject to income tax, unless a TD1 is completed beforehand. T4 slips
will be issued.


TERMINATION OF AWARD

The award may be terminated at any time for good and sufficient reason by the
awardee, or by Canadian Blood Services.


REPORTS

Final Reports: awardees are required to submit a Final Report within one (1) month
of completion of their award, describing the results of their program, as well as
giving an outline of their future career plans. This Final Report must be counter-
signed by the supervisor. Students who do not provide a final report may
not be considered for another award.

For further information please contact:

                 Elaine Konecny
                 Program Assistant
                 Research & Development
                 Canadian Blood Services
                 Head Office
                 1800 Alta Vista Drive
                 Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4J5
                 Tel: (613) 739-2230
                 Fax: (613) 739-2201
                 E-mail: elaine.konecny@blood.ca




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                                 CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
                     1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 4J5
                      Telephone (613) 739-2230 - Facsimile (613) 739-2201

								
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