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, intercultural 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!

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

The ISSO offers unique volunteer and employment opportunities to students at Carleton University. We are currently accepting applications for the following opportunities:

Please note that candidates invited to attend an interview will be contacted after the application deadline. Please apply by clicking through on the corresponding title for each position, and send your application, cover letter and résumé to by Sunday, March 18th at midnight.

International Student Orientation and Summer Projects Assistant 

Full time, summer, paid position – $14/hr

The successful candidate works on orientation programs that support the arrival and transition of new international students to university life in Canada.

Airport Welcome Staff

One week, part time, paid position – $14/hr

Successful candidates (5) represent Carleton University at the Ottawa international airport for one week prior to the start of the fall term and are among the first people to welcome international and out of province students to the city of Ottawa.

Team Leader, Student Intercultural Programs

Fall 2018/Winter 2019, 5-10hrs/week, $800 honorarium paid in two installments of $400 at the end of each term.

The successful candidate supports a team of eight volunteers who run social and cultural opportunities for the international community at Carleton.

Intercultural Peer Advisor – Mentorship Role

Fall 2018/Winter 2019, 5hrs/week, $600 honorarium paid in two installments of $300 at the end of each term.

Successful candidates (5) offer peer to peer support to international and exchange students, focusing on their social and cultural transition needs in Canada. Undergraduate and Graduate positions available.

International Group Mentorship Facilitator

Fall 2018/Winter 2019, 5hrs/week, $600 honorarium paid in two installments of $300 at the end of each term.

Successful candidates (2) engage, help connect, and mentor undergraduate and graduate international students in weekly group mentorship sessions.

ISSO Fall Orientation Ambassador

Fall 2018, 2 week volunteer experience.

Be a part of the international student welcome committee! Successful candidates (20) help orient and guide new undergraduate and graduate international and exchange students.

ISSO Volunteers

Fall 2018/ Winter 2019, volunteer experience.

Successful candidates (15) support all ISSO initiatives and events throughout the academic year. This includes help guide students during events in the city, staff information booths, assist with event set ups, etc.

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

The ISSO hires students through the Ontario Work-Study program for the fall and winter terms – job position details are only accessible by students who have been approved for the program. 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.