Announcing the CCLA TD Fellowship
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) is seeking a dynamic, resourceful and innovative individual to join our team for a three-month internship, sponsored by TD Canada Trust.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.
CCLA TD Fellowship Objectives & Why You Should be a CCLA TD Fellow
We want this to be a unique and customized internship to best suit your background and experience and at the same time contribute meaningfully to CCLA’s work. In this way, the project objectives and goals will be developed in consultation with you at the start of the internship. Overall, this internship will give you the opportunity to:
- Utilize your knowledge and skills gained from school and/or prior work experience to benefit the public interest;
- Develop an in-depth understanding and knowledge of work in the not-for-profit sector;
- Acquire and refine your skills in a unique, engaged and dynamic work environment;
- Gain practical work experience related to your academic background or interests.
$10,000 over three month period, with additional available funds for travel and miscellaneous expenses
- Post-secondary education (either currently enrolled or graduate)
- Ability to commit to three months full time (35 hrs/week)
- Demonstrated interest in civil liberties and/or human rights
We will consider applications from all over Canada, and welcome applications from Aboriginals, women and visible minorities.
- Self-starter, ability to work independently as well as effectively in a team setting
- Resourceful and creative problem-solver
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to adapt and respond to changing situations and priorities
- Time management and organizational skills, ability to multi-task
- Bilingualism (French/English) an asset
How to Apply
To apply for this internship opportunity with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “TD Fellowship” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please include:
- A proposal for a project that you would undertake during your internship which would best put your skills and experience to use and contribute to the work of CCLA in a meaningful way. Highlight your relevant experience and how it will contribute to the success of the proposed project. Demonstrate how it would contribute to CCLA’s overall mandate. Be creative! For some sample ideas:
- Lawyers/Law students – ie research and write a report on the effects of mandatory minimum sentences
- Policy/Social sciences – ie do a comparative analysis of public policy on policing accountability by province
- History – ie create a comprehensive digital archive of CCLA’s work in preparation for the 50th anniversary
- Journalists/writers – ie create a weekly podcast with interviews with CCLA staff, lawyers etc.
- Communications/PR – ie develop an advocacy campaign around an issue of interest
- Fundraising/development – ie develop a fundraising strategy to reach out to donors in provinces outside of Ontario
- Event planning – ie develop a series of events to engage with the public on civil liberties issues
- Education – ie create a series of interactive educational games and/or resources for our website
- Business – ie develop a merchandising strategy for CCLA
- Multimedia/graphic/web design – ie assess the CCLA website and re-design it to better suit our needs
- IT infrastructure management – ie streamline our IT infrastructure
- Why you are interested in a placement with the CCLA and your personal goals for doing an internship with CCLA – what do you hope to learn and achieve?
- Application deadline: April 6, 2012, 5pm
- Interviews begin: May 1, 2012
- Decision made: May 15, 2012
- Fellowship period: Fall 2012 (ie Sept-Dec 2012)
Please note that only candidates accepted for an interview will be contacted.
For any questions regarding the internship, please contact Dora Chan at email@example.com or 416 363 0321 ext 225.