Volunteering & internships

Volunteers and interns are essential to the Social Justice Connection’s work. Volunteers offer their skills and dedication in exchange for the opportunity to learn about rights issues in developing areas, to work as part of an energetic team of staff and volunteers and to contribute to the struggle for a more just world.

Please review the list of positions now open.  It is also possible to propose a position that suits an applicant’s interests and abilities; please contact the executive director in this case.

Internships provide the opportunity to engage in the work at a deeper level and with more responsibilities. These are unpaid, and the minimum time commitment is 150 hours. It is also possible to undertake an extended internship (for 300-450 hours in six months, for example). An internship may be for college credit, in which case the time requirements may be different; the assigning of credit is between the student and his or her school.




Positions available:

New: positions in our education program!  Details to follow…

  • Animation d’atelier | Workshop facilitator
  • Education Research and Development – Recherche et développement
  • Fundraising and Institutional Development – Financement et développement organisationnel
  • Social Media and Marketing – Réseaux sociaux et marketing
  • Project Management – Gestion de projet

Volunteer position. Writer for Upstream Journal. Research and write for our on-line magazine. Sept-Dec 2017 and/or Jan-May 2018 (flexible) 4 hours/week in-office, plus other hours. May be expanded to internship, 150 hours minimum. 4 positions. Positions filled

Internship position: Advocacy on human rights in global finance. January-May 2018 (flexible). Internships are 150 hours minimum, unpaid. positions filled

Other possibilities. If you would like to participate in a way that is not listed (art? fundraising activities? event organizing? marketing?) please send us an email with your idea.

Please note that we do not accept interns or volunteers in our advocacy program or for our magazine in June, July and August.  Next possibility for positions:  Sept. 2018.

For applicants outside Canada: Because of visa requirements for internships longer than three months, we cannot accept more than two applicants. These positions have been filled until 2019.  Applications of three months or less are still possible (for open positions).

What experience is required?

No experience is required. The quality we look for in volunteers is an interest in human rights, international development, or public education.

What is the minimum volunteer commitment?

We request that volunteers commit to working a minimum of 4 hours per week for 3 months.

Do I have to speak French and English?

We do not require that volunteers be bilingual. However, volunteers who can speak more than one language are always needed.

What is the procedure for becoming a volunteer?

Potential volunteers should complete the application form. You may also contact the SJC by email at info@sjc-cjs.org;s e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  please include a CV and a brief description of your previous work or volunteer experience related to human rights. We will review your information and contact you for an interview at the SJC office to discuss volunteer opportunities. The interview is informal and gives the volunteer a chance to ask questions about the SJC’s work.

What training and supervision is provided?

Volunteers work closely with staff and receive one-on-one training and support throughout their time at the SJC.

Can I get a reference letter after volunteering at the CJS?

We are happy to provide reference letters for volunteers and interns who have invested significant time and energy in the SJC’s work.  Reference letters are usually not written for volunteers who are involved with us for less than three months.

Where would I be volunteering?

At the SJC’s office, located at 1857 de Maisonneuve ouest, Suite 320 (Metro Guy-Concordia).