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Internship opportunity – Document Management Intern

Title: Document Management Intern

Location: Remote work

Status: From May to July, 2021 – flexible, 20 hours/week, 10 weeks, total of 200 hours

Application deadline: May 3, 2021

Remuneration: $16/hour

Internship Description:

Supervised by the Knowledge Manager, the intern’s primary responsibilities will be to initiate the processes of compilation, coding and addition of documents relating to human rights education (HRE) to a new online database. The purpose of this database is to make our publications and tools easily accessible to human rights defenders and educators via a search engine on our website.


  • Coordinate the compilation and categorization of various documents to be added to the database.
  • Analyze and code the HRE documents according to pre-established criteria.
  • Compile the information in the database on Equitas’ website using WordPress.
  • Perform various operations tests of the online database to ensure the new tool’s smooth functioning.
  • Meet once per week with the supervisor.
  • All other tasks related to Equitas’ knowledge management strategy, to be determined with the Knowledge Manager.

Internship Parameters:

  • To the degree that circumstances allow, the internship will be performed remotely.
  • Equitas is a bilingual organization. The intern will be required to consult documents in both English and French.
  • The intern will have a total of 200 work hours. We propose the following distribution, which can be modified as needed: 20 hours/week over 10 weeks.
  • The intern will be paid$16/hour.
  • The internship will begin in May

Qualifications and Required Experience

  • Excellent reading comprehension in French and English (the documents to be analyzed will be in both languages).
  • Completed or in-progress studies in archival science, information science, document management, or other related fields.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of WordPress or other CMS considered an asset. Interest in human rights.
  • All applicants must have the right to work in Canada.

To apply:

Given the nature of our work, we encourage applications from those with marginalized lived experiences including Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, people living with a disability, and LGBTQ2I people. Applicants may wish to self-identify in their applications.

Equitas wishes to thank all candidates for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send one attachment containing your CV and cover letter by email with your name and Document Management Intern in the subject line by noon on May 3rd, 2021 to the following address:   rhequitas@equitas.org.

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