The Career Guarantee provides eligible participants with a refund of 50% of their program fees should they not have received a qualifying job offer, as defined below, within 18 months following completion of their program.
This Guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
In order to be eligible you must meet the following criteria:
If you do not meet all of the above criteria, you will not be considered as eligible to use the Career Guarantee.
Any job offer you receive, or role you commence will be considered a Qualifying Job Offer if it meets each of five criteria relating to Time Period, Compensation, Industry, Employment Type and Offer Form.
It is received within 18 months of the completion date of your in-field program, whichever completion date is later. For the purposes of this policy “in-field” is defined as a GVI internship, professional apprenticeship or research fellowship abroad.
It provides acceptable compensation. Acceptable compensation is a package that includes a base salary or an hourly rate or is based on commission. Acceptable compensation also includes any offer that provides an allowance for travel, meals, and housing instead of, or in conjunction with, remuneration. Any revenue stream derived from a role that is sufficient to cover travel, meal and housing costs would also count as acceptable compensation.
Job offers in or connected to the social impact, conservation, NGO or charity or related industry will qualify. GVI reserves the right to make the final decision on qualifying jobs. If you opt to take an offer for a role in a non-related industry, this Guarantee will fall away.
A job offer is classed as successful if the work status it confers is full time, part-time, freelance, contract-based, an apprenticeship, an internship, independent contractor or in a self-employed role.
The job offer can be made verbally or in writing. For self-employed roles, no offer is required.
Participant responsibilities are your duties and responsibilities before your program commences, during your program, and the year following the completion of your program.
Research Fellows must also:
Interns and Professional Apprentices must also:
You will be automatically disqualified from this Guarantee in the event of any one of the following:
After completing your program you must:
Within the first year of completion of your program, you must be able to show evidentiary proof that you applied to a minimum of 50 different vacancies. For each vacancy you must be able to demonstrate the following:
Furthermore, many employers will not consider applications where candidates are required to relocate or have made unreasonable salary expectations. Therefore these vacancies:
For all vacancies where you are unsuccessful, you must also contact the employer and request feedback on why you were unsuccessful and make reasonable attempts to rectify any shortcomings where possible.
We reserve the right to request any documentary proof of your communication and interaction with prospective employers. We also reserve the right to contact any prospective employers regarding your job application. In order to claim this Guarantee, you must authorize prospective employers to communicate with us regarding your job application when we request you to do so. Failure to do so will make you ineligible for this Career Guarantee.
GVI will retain the sole discretion for determining your eligibility for claims under this Guarantee. Should you be eligible for a refund under this Guarantee, you will receive the funds 90 days after the determination is made.