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Youth Internship 2018-2019

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 16:05

    Youth Internship 2018-2019


    Location: Ottawa, Ontario

    Amnesty International Canada is offering two youth internships for 2018-2019. One will run from September 10 to December 14, 2018. The second will run from January 7 to April 19, 2019. 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. Applications will only be considered if they include all of the requested information.

    This is a paid position. The 2018 internship position will receive an hourly rate of $14.81 plus 4% vacation pay.  The 2019 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 10 to December 14, 2018 and January 7 to April 19, 2019. Please note you may apply for the fall or winter position only or indicate your ability to work either one.

    Deadline for Submissions: Monday, February 12th 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 are available to job applicants with disabilities upon request.