Are you a Carleton University student looking to gain valuable experience through exciting work? Take advantage of over 100 volunteer / honorarium-based opportunities offered by the International Student Services Office and make an impact in your community! The ISSO enhances international experiences through excellence and innovation, with programs and services that foster leadership, inter-cultural collaboration, understanding, and connections between Carleton University and its global community.

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What’s it like to get involved in the ISSO? Read these Learning Logs from some of our past student-staff!

Opportunities for 2018-2019

The ISSO will be posting work/volunteer opportunities for the 2018-19 academic year starting in February with interviews being conducted in early March 2018.   Watch this page for more details.  Some of the positions include:

Airport Welcome Staff

The ISSO will be hiring Airport Welcome Staff positions to assist with the implementation of the Airport Welcome Program at the start of the Fall  2018 Term. Welcome Staff will represent Carleton University at the airport and will be among the first people to welcome international and out of province students to the city of Ottawa.


Positions Hired in Winter

Team Leader, Student Intercultural Programs

The Team Leader, Student Intercultural Programs will lead a team of students working to develop and implement social and cultural opportunities for international students and the entire Carleton University community. These opportunities are developed under different focus areas including student engagement, internationalization and culture, exchange, and communications. The successful candidate will receive a $350 honorarium each term.

ISSO Peer Helper Positions

The ISSO is looking to fill 10 Peer Helper positions – ISSO Peer Helpers work to develop and run programs and activities under the following four focus areas: Student Engagement, Internationalization and Culture, Exchange, and Communications. Peer Helpers will have the opportunity to directly contribute to the experiences of new and returning international and exchange students, as well as engage with the entire Carleton community through projects including the Through a Global Lens Photography Competition.

The Peer Helper Program is a great way for students to get work experience on campus. Students work 5 hours/ week and receive a $250 honorarium each term. Training and development opportunities are also an integral part of this program. Undergraduate students, who will have at least 2nd year standing in the Fall and who are in good academic standing are welcomed to apply.

ISSO Fall Orientation Ambassador

Getting involved with the ISSO Fall Orientation program is a great way to start a new school year! This is a two week volunteer commitment for roughly two weeks (dates to be determined in February 2018). Be a part of the team working to welcome all new undergraduate and graduate international and exchange students!

ISSO Volunteers

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) offers a wide range of opportunities for student volunteers to get involved throughout the academic year. Volunteers will be contacted on an as-needed basis and will receive Co-curricular Record Credit.

Intercultural Peer Advisor (Mentor)

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) offers a unique mentorship opportunity to the Intercultural Peer Advisors who will offer peer to peer support, focusing on the individualized social and cultural transition needs of their assigned international student partners. Undergraduate and Graduate positions available. Successful candidates will receive a $250 honorarium each term (fall/winter).

International Student Group Mentorship Facilitator

The International Student Group Mentorship Facilitator is an experienced mentor offering weekly group mentorship sessions to undergraduate and graduate international students. Group mentorship offers a place for students to connect and share their experiences transitioning to student life in Canada and Carleton. The successful candidate will receive a $250 honorarium each term (fall/winter).


ISSO Work/ Volunteer Opportunities

While the ISSO is not currently seeking applications for the opportunities described below, if you are interested in getting involved you can read about the positions and make note of when the application periods will open.

Work Study Program: For Approved Students Only
The application period opens mid to end of August.

The ISSO typically hires a number of students through the Ontario Work-Study program for the fall and winter terms.  These opportunities are available for Work-Study students only. Funding and space in the program is limited and applications are assessed on a first-come first-served basis.  More details on the OWSP can be found on the Awards Office website.   Job position details will only be accessible for students who have been approved for the program.