Just Peace Advocates/Mouvement pour une Paix Juste

Internship Opportunities

Just Peace Advocates/Mouvement pour une Paix Juste is looking for interns who are passionate about social justice, human rights and international law.

Multiple positions are available. These are of interest to those who bring a one or more areas of experience including: program development & delivery, research, writing, fund raising, event planning, social media, web design, graphics, media/communications, policy development, legal,  labour studies, marketing/branding, grant writing, human resources, finance, administrative and/or  information management. 

These internships are only available to students who are currently in a recognized university or college program where an internship is required for graduation.  These are unpaid internships.

By joining the Just Peace Advocates team as an INTERN you will bring your knowledge, skills, and experience alive as you show your leadership in one or more of the following responsibilities:

Research issues in areas of human rights, international law, and policy, using credible sources.

Review legal and legislative/regulatory aspects of policy work, and make appropriate review and integration

Prepare reports and presentations that provide easy access of the information to a variety of audiences and in appropriate mediums.

Develop and implement a creative, professional website and social media plan and accompanying products including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and other.

Develop, research, and implement a sustainable  fund raising strategy to support donations both on-going and through special appeals

Develop marketing and outreach materials required, including appropriate branding and messaging.

Research, analyze, make recommendations, and develop plan for grant proposals

Write compelling, well researched, grant proposals in support of Just Peace Advocate’s areas of focus that will result in attracting grants internationally and from within Canada.

Establish a media monitoring and response process, and oversee the communications strategy implementation including media relations, writing media releases and other communications products.

Secretariat functions for policy and program advocacy.

Designing and implementing administrative functions related to information, human and financial resources.

Copy editing and translation

Core Competencies Required:

Passion for social justice, human rights, international law, equality

Self-starter, strong initiative, can-do attitude

Ability to take a concept/direction and develop a tangible plan

Judgement on when to consult and get approval, take direction

Ability to work within a team, both as member and to show leadership

Strong written skills to prepare reports, proposals, communications, social media products

Understand the “big picture” but strong attention to detail

Ability to create presentations using Power Point or other tool

Tact, diplomacy, political acuity

Ability to seek out, develop and build relationships

Conflict management skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Courageous supporter of just peace, and belief that human rights apply to all

Comfort with new applications, and strength in using word processing, spreadsheets, data bases, communications, email/correspondence, and other applications;

Creative and show innovative approaches

Strong listening and verbal skills, as well as presentation skills

Technical skills, experience and passion in one or more of the following areas: policy, research, legal, social media/web-content and technology, fund raising, grant writing, event planning, administration, human resources, finance, information management, media/communications, marketing/branding, graphics, writing/copy editing, translation

Bonus:  Ability to write and speak french, arabic or other languages; experience in using Nation Builder software including implementation

Contact: info@justpeaceadvocates.ca with expression of interest and resume.  More detailed specifications can be provided for specific positions

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