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    Location: Ottawa, Ontario

    Amnesty International Canada is offering two youth internships for 2015-2016. One will run from September 11 to December 15, 2017. The second will run from January 8 to April 20, 2018. Interns will be provided with an orientation to Amnesty's work, a work plan for their time with Amnesty and a staff mentor. The work of the intern will be directly related to the current activities of AI Canada.

    The specific work plans will be developed with the individuals who are accepted into the program taking into account the skills, learning goals and experience of the applicant, and the needs of the organization. It is likely that the work of the intern will involve both administrative tasks and the opportunity to carry to completion specific projects which might involve research or writing. Potential projects might include support to our campaigning work, writing and developing content for the website, membership development or supporting event planning and public awareness activities.

    Details about Amnesty's work can be found at

    Download the Internship Application Form. Download Job DescriptionApplications will only be considered if they include all of the requested information.

    This is a paid position. The 2017 internship position will receive an hourly rate of $14.59 plus 4% vacation pay. The 2018 rate will be subject to a cost of living increase.


    • must be between the ages of 18-25
    • must be a high school graduate
    • must be a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant
    • must not have had a previous internship experience related to human rights

    Individuals seeking work experience in human rights issues and activism, and who have not had a previous internship are encouraged to apply. Current or former members of Amnesty's staff or Board of Directors may not apply.

    Length & Hours: 37.5 hours per week – September 11 to December 15, 2017 and January 8 to April 20, 2018. Please note you may apply for the fall or winter position only or indicate your ability to work either one.

    Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, January 18th at 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time.

    Electronic applications will not be accepted. Your hard-copy application must include:

    • Two copies of your completed application form
    • Two copies of your CV

    Applications that are submitted incorrectly will not be considered.

    Please send your application to:

    Youth Internship

    Amnesty International

    312 Laurier Ave East

    Ottawa ON 

    K1N 1H9

    Please note

    It is recommended that you allow 10 business days for your application to arrive. If you require faster delivery or a tracking number in order to confirm that your application has been received, please choose an Express or Priority service.

    Amnesty receives a large number of applications for these two youth internship positions. While we very much appreciate all of the interest and thank you for applying, we cannot respond to any questions concerning the status of any individual application.

    Amnesty International Canada is committed to employment equity, actively seeks diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified applicants including women, members of racial minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

    Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.