Program Intern, BC (English version only)

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Title: Program Intern, BC
Organization: Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education
Location: Vancouver and the Lower Mainland
Duration: 10 weeks, between June 3th and July, 2019
Paid internship: 15$/hour


Are you motivated by a challenge? Are you passionate about human rights and interested in supporting Equitas with our programming in Vancouver and Canada? If so, Equitas has an exciting opportunity for you.


Equitas is Canada’s most established and active human rights education organization. After recently celebrating 50 years of success in 2017, Equitas continues to deliver innovative human rights education programs to advance equality, inclusion, respect for human dignity, and social change in Canada and around the world. In Canada, we work with schools, community-based organizations and municipalities, to equip children and youth with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in promoting dialogue, inclusion and respect for diversity. Our innovative programs, Play it Fair!, Speaking Rights and Building Inclusive Communities are being implemented in day camps, after school programs and in schools to assist in the healthy development of children and youth by reinforcing self-esteem and a sense of belonging, building their leadership skills, and increasing their capacity to identify issues impacting their lives and take action for change.  Each year, camp managers and staff are trained in how to integrate the Toolkits to enhance their existing programs and activities with children and youth.


Equitas is looking for a Program Intern in our BC Office who is passionate about human rights, equality and inclusion and has planning and organizational skills. Reporting to the Senior Regional Program Manager, the Program Intern will be responsible to assist with the implementation of its human rights education programs in the Lower Mainland. The BC Program Intern supports the implementation of our programs in day camps in Lower Mainland. Working closely with key local partners, the intern will support the participating camps in their use of the Toolkits and will conduct follow-up evaluation activities, such as interviews and observation to monitor the impact of the program. The intern will support current partners and help to develop new partnerships with community based organizations. The intern will also produce a final report detailing the results of the program implementation.


The intern will have the opportunity to develop her/his knowledge of child and youth work, human rights, multiculturalism and educational methodology. The intern will also have the chance to acquire practical skills in program coordination, monitoring and evaluation activities, and program reporting.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to Equitas’ Senior Regional Program Manager, the intern will be responsible for the following tasks:
    • Provide support in the development and delivery of Toolkit training sessions
    • Provide support in the development of training content and educational materials
    • Assist in the organization and delivery of training sessions
  • Support the implementation of the program in the Lower Mainland
    • Support the participating camps in their use of the Toolkits by visiting participating camps, assisting with any challenges they might face.
    • Participating in Partner Organization special events
    • Establish and maintain relationships with day camp administrators in municipal or other community organizations, and with coordinators of the participating day camps to ensure their involvement in the program
    • Conduct activities to evaluate the program in the Lower Mainland
    • Conduct follow-up activities using questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, observation, etc.
    • Produce a final report detailing the findings of the program implementation
  • Program management
  • Maintain on-going contact with the Senior Regional Program Manager concerning the progress of the program activities
  • Organize visits by Equitas staff to the participating sites
  • Complete a brief report on the internship experience
  • Perform such other tasks as required for the success of the program
  • Support other Equitas’ activities as they arise throughout the summer


The intern will also participate in activities and regular meetings with Equitas staff in order to reinforce his/her capacity over the duration of the internship.


Experience and knowledge considered an asset for this volunteer role:


  • University studies in a relevant field: early-childhood education, education, recreation management and community development, and international development studies.
  • Experience working with children and youth, preferably in a non-formal setting such as camps, youth clubs, etc.
  • Commitment to the promotion of human rights and multiculturalism.
  • Knowledge of and experience with research / evaluation tools (questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, etc.).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Must be an autonomous self-starter with strong organizational skills.
  • Computer literacy in database management and Microsoft applications is an asset.


Please send your cover letter and resume to Angie Osachoff at hr.bc@equitas.org

Deadline is Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 5pm (PST).


We thank all applicants for their expression of interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs initiative:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 6; and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
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