Women, Peace and Security Network Canada Internship

The Women, Peace and Security Network Canada is a collaboration of international organizations and individuals committed to a) promoting and monitoring the efforts of the Government of Canada to implement and support the United Nation Security Council Resolutions on women, peace and security and b) providing a forum for exchange and action by Canadian civil society on issues related to women, peace and security.

The WPSN-Canada is seeking an intern for a minimum six-month commitment for a minimum of two days per week who will contribute to the overall operation and coordination of the Network. This is an unpaid internship with a flexible start date between June and July. The position will be administratively housed within The MATCH International Women’s Fund, however the role will be in support of the broader network.

Responsibilities, while not limited to the below, will include:

  • Support all aspects of monthly WPSN meetings, including minutes, logistics, member updates, member updates on website, and ensuring files are properly centralized;
  • Provide assistance to the website coordinator, including developing and maintaining a plan for the WPSN’s Internet presence including expanding twitter and facebook outreach;
  • Perform continuous enhancements and modifications to blogs, twitter and facebook posts and other social media tools as and when necessary;
  • Monitor media reports, especially related to Government of Canada statements and actions and share broadly amongst the network and online;
  • Lead the coordination of one small event (online or in person) in relation to Women, Peace and Security;
  • Support specific research requirements in relation to the current state of women in conflict situations, in order to best serve the thematic needs of the broader network. This could include documenting work done by Canadian NGOs, researching Government of Canada initiatives, or developing educational tools.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Arts or currently enrolled in a BA program
  • Familiarity with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, supporting resolutions and other international instruments associated with Women’s Rights
  • Demonstrated experience using social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, Youtube
  • Demonstrated experience in updating website content
  • Ability to conduct research and identify relevant information
  • Proofreading and editing skills.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Ability to work independently and follow-through on project initiatives
  • Perform other administrative tasks as needed

The ability to speak and write in French is considered an asset.

Please send a cover letter, CV and other relevant documents including your online portfolio to match@matchinternational.org. The closing date for applications is May 30th, 2013.