Week of Apr. 22 – Apr. 28, 2007, Vol. 2, No. 27

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OpeningsSmile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other - it doesn't matter who it is - and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.” -Mother Teresa Openings is a weekly feature of Co-op Circles. Send your favourite quote about celebrating co-operatives, communities and a better world for all, to News1@nbnet.nb.ca

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Maureen and I are attending Consumers Community Co-operative and Co-op Atlantic Annual General Meetings in Moncton this week. Watch your mailbox next week for the full version of Co-op Circles.

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Young Co-operators: The Buds on the Co-op Tree with Erin Hancock - It’s crunch time to get in your application for the Canadian Co-operative Associations’ international internship program, the Youth Experience International. If you are between 19 and 30 and are passionate about international development and co-operatives, this is an excellent opportunity for you. This six-month program is intended to help university graduates gain valuable experience to help them transition to the labour market. Positions are offered in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and more and there are a variety of positions involving co-operatives/credit unions in the host site; Credit Union Development Office, Social Research Officer, HIV/AIDS and Gender Program Officer and more. The deadline is April 30th, so time is of the essence. To obtain more information about the program, visit http://www.coopscanada.coop/coopdevelopment/internationaldev/youthexperience/#about  Here you will find the application form, selection criteria, the internship positions, locations and so forth.  If you would like to read what past interns have to say, visit http://www.coopscanada.coop/coopdevelopment/internationaldev/youthexperience/alumni/index.htmlIf you have any questions about the internship, contact Monique Charron of the Canadian Co-operative Association at Monique.charron@coopscanada.coop . Best of luck!